Best Airlines in the World
Since the Wright brothers' first historic flight in 1903 flying and air travel has come a long way. KLM (1919) from The Netherlands is the oldest airlines in the world that is still in operation followed by Avianca (1919) from Colombia and Qantas (1920) from Austrlaia takes the second and third place respectively.

Today there are more than 5000 airlines in the world. The world's largest airline by fleet size and passengers carried is American Airlines operating from the United States.

We have listed just the top 10 best airlines in the world. They are listed according to their ranking, best one in rank 1 followed by the second best down to top 10, airlines name, country of origin, airline code and the year they were founded or began their service under current name.

2018 List of the World's Best Airlines:
RANK AIRLINES COUNTRY Airline Code Founded / Service
1Air New ZealandNew ZealandNZ26 April 1940 / 1 April 1965
2QantasAustraliaQF16 Nov 1920 / March 1921
3Singapore AirlinesSingaporeSQ1 May 1947 / 1 October 1972
4Virgin AustraliaAustraliaVA1999 / 31 August 2000
5Virgin AtlanticUKVS22 June 1984
6Etihad AirwaysUAEEYJuly 2003
7All Nippon AirwaysJapanNH27 December 1952
8Korean AirSouth KoreaKE1962
9Cathay PacificHong KongCX24 September 1946
10Japan AirlinesJapanJL1 Aug 1951 / 25 October 1951

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