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Emirates was voted the World's Best Airline by customers at the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards held at Farnborough Airshow. \nThis is the fourth time Emirates has won this top prize in the awards history. The airline also won the World's Best Inflight Entertainment award. Emirates improved its position across a range of awards categories performing well in First, Business and Economy Class survey sections and achieving a top-10 finish in the World's Best Cabin Staff category.
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Qatar Airways was ranked No 2 in the world, and won other top awards being named the World’s Best Business Class, the World’s Best Business Class lounge and Best Airline Staff in the Middle East. \n(Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)
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Third placed Singapore Airlines achieved top success winning the award for Best Airline in Asia, as well as the title for the Best Business Class Airline Seat.\n(Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images)
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Cathay Pacific was also named the world's best airline by travellers for having the cleanest aircraft cabins. Passengers were asked to assess the standards and quality of cleanliness in the aircraft cabin on the airlines they were voting for. Seat areas, tables, carpets, cabin panels and of course the aircraft washrooms all contribute towards the final results.
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ANA All Nippon Airways achieved repeat success, ranked No 5 in the world in the global results and securing the awards for the World’s Best Airport Services and Best Airline Staff in Asia for the second successive year.
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Etihad Airways received three awards for the World’s Best First Class Airline, World’s Best First Class Onboard Catering, and World’s Best First Class Airline Seat for its First Apartments and Suites.\nThis marks the second time the airline has won all three First Class award categories at the World Airline Awards.\nThe A380 First Class cabin boasts nine First Apartments, unique living spaces which at 39 square feet in area, are 74 per cent larger than the airline’s current award-winning First Class suites, and feature a Poltrona Frau leather armchair and a separate ottoman which converts into a full-length 80.5 inch long bed. A dedicated shower room is available for exclusive use by First Class guests.
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Turkish Airlines ranked No 7 in the world was yet again named as the Best Airline in Europe. The Istanbul based carrier was also acknowledged for its Business Class catering with top prizes for both onboard and lounge dining standards.
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The world's newest 5-Star airline EVA Air ranked No 8 in the world and named as the Best Transpacific Airline. \nThe Taiwanese carrier was also considered to have the Best Business Class Comfort Amenities. \n (Patrick Lin/AFP/Getty Images)
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In ninth place, Qantas was dominant in the Australia & Pacific region winning the Best Airline in Australia / Pacific for the fourth successive year and also taking the award for Best Airline Staff in Australia & Pacific and Best Premium Economy Catering. \n (Getty Images)
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Completing the world's Top 10 airlines, Lufthansa was again successful being named as the Best Transatlantic Airline for the fifth time and also winning the Best Airline in Western Europe award.