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Officially Rated Top Ten Airlines  
User currently offlineAIRMALE From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 375 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3241 times:

im looking for a similar post done some time back but cant find it, does anyone know which are these ten carriers 


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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3170 times:

I remember seeing this but cant remember the order. Im sure BA,VS,SQ,QF and AF were in the top ten but i cant really remember .


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User currently offlineYP6370 From Germany, joined Apr 2000, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3152 times:

Here are the top 15 (passengers)
1. Delta Air Lines
2. United
3. American
4. US Airways
5. Northwest
6. ANA
7. Continental
8. Lufthansa
9. British Airways
10. JAL
11. Air France
12. Korean Air Lines
13. Alitalia
14. TWA
15. SAS
(source: LH/IATA 1997)

Top 10 (cargo)
1. FedEx
2. Lufthansa
3. Korean Air Lines
4. Singapore Airlines
5. Air France
6. Cathay Pacific
7. British Airways
8. KLM
9. JAL
10. Northwest
(source: LH/IATA 1997)


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3133 times:

Wow! I hadnt realised thhat NW carried more people than BA.


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User currently offlineNwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 3105 times:

That data is from 1997. I think NW cargo is much bigger now with a fleet of 12 747-200s.



User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 375 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

who did those ratings? the top five airlines are U.S carriers, wheres SQ,VS,CX,TG,EK and the likes? by the way my query was regarding service and levels of comfort , not fleet size or financial standing 


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User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3069 times:

The most reliable and trustworthy guide in terms of passenger comfort and service is Conde Nast's yearly survey.

Results can be seen at:

http://www.cntraveller.com/content/ie4/1062/370206-1-1-1.html

I have reproduced them for you here though.

SHORT-HAUL LEISURE AIRLINES
For short-haul holidays, you were most impressed with KLM, giving it 76 or more in all 10 criteria except in-flight entertainment, which is where Lauda Air scored highest with 90. The percentages below represent the overall average satisfaction levels with facilities or services

1 KLM
89.49%

2 Swissair
87.22%

3 SAS
86.35%

4 British Airways
86.27%

5 Air France
83.33%

6 Alitalia
82.92%

7 Go
82.58%

8 easyJet
82.50%

9 Lufthansa
81.02%

10 Emirates Airlines
80.83%

LONG-HAUL LEISURE AIRLINES
If you are flying long-haul on holiday, your preference is Singapore Airlines, which did extremely well in all criteria (while failing to gain the top mark in any). The percentages below represent the overall average satisfaction levels with facilities or services

1 Singapore Airlines
91.95%

2 Cathay Pacific
91.85%

3 Emirates Airlines
89.41%

4 Virgin Atlantic
87.82%

5 Thai Airways International
86.17%

6 Air New Zealand
85.84%

7 Qantas
85.51%

8 British Airways
85.48%

9 KLM
85.13%

10 United Airlines
84.91

SHORT-HAUL BUSINESS AIRLINES
When flying on business, your first choice for short-haul flights is Swissair, primarily for its convenience of scheduling (89.23) and, as you'd expect, punctuality/efficiency (92.31). The percentages below represent the overall average satisfaction levels with facilities or services

1 Swissair
88.80%

2 Lufthansa
88.75%

3 British Airways
88.70%

4 British Midland
80.00%

5 KLM
79.57%

6 Virgin Express
78.48%

7 Go
78.32%

8 Air France
78.25%

LONG-HAUL BUSINESS AIRLINES
Emirates Airlines has the best in-flight entertainment (97.50), pre- and post-flight facilities (97.78) and, with Delta, the best catering (93.33). The percentages below represent the overall average satisfaction levels with facilities or services

1 Emirates Airlines
94.00%

2 Virgin Atlantic
91.43%

3 Singapore Airlines
91.25%

4 United Airlines
89.20%

5 Cathay Pacific
89.19%

6 Qantas
85.88%

7 American Airlines
85.67%

8 British Airways
85.49%

9 KLM
84.75%

10 Delta
84.13%

The most notable airline not mentioned in this survey is Ansett, due to Conde Nast being a UK magazine, and AN not flying long-haul services, and the majority of it's readers not flying AN.

Hope this answers your question.



User currently offlineAF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1038 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3004 times:

Here is the correct answer to your question, according to Airline Business.
These are for 1999, and are the latest updated numbers that you can find.
Remember that an airline's size is calculated in RPK's, which is the last ranking in my answer.
You can also find the full discussed topic at the following URL http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/273842/

Top 30 airlines by passenger number (million passengers)

1 Delta Airlines 105.5
2 United Airlines 87.1
3 American Airlines 84.7
4 US Airways 58.8
5 Southwest Airlines 57.7
6 Northwest Airlines 56.1
7 Continental Airlines 45.5
8 All Nippon Airways 42.7
9 Air France 39.8
10 Lufthansa 38.9
11 British Airways 36.3
12 Japan Airlines 33.0
13 TWA 25.8
14 Alitalia 24.1
15 SAS 22.2
16 Iberia 21.9
17 Japan Air System 20.9
18 Korean Air 20.5
19 Qantas 19.2
20 America West 18.7
21 Thai Airways 16.3
22 KLM 15.7
23 Malaysia Airlines 15.4
24 Air Canada 15.2
25 China Southern 15.1
26 Swissair 13.9
27 Singapore Airlines 13.8
28 Alaska Airlines 13.6
29 Saudi Arabian 12.3
30 Ansett Australia 11.8

Top 30 by load factor

1 KLM 77.4%
2 Virgin Atlantic 77.0%
3 Air France 76.1%
4 Asiana Airlines 75.6%
5 Singapore Airlines 74.9%
6 Northwest Airlines 74.6%
7 EVA Air 74.6%
8 Korean Air 74.0 %
9 American Trans Air 73.7%
10 El Al 73.3%
11 Lufthansa 73.3%
12 Continental Airlines 73.2%
13 Qantas 73.2%
14 TWA 72.9%
15 Thai Airways 72.7%
16 Swissair 72.7%
17 Delta Airlines 72.4%
18 China Airlines 72.4%
19 Emirates 71.9%
20 Cathay Pacific 71.4%
21 Air Canada 71.4%
22 Malaysia Airlines 71.3%
23 Canadian Airlines 71.1%
24 United Airlines 71.0%
25 Japan Airlines 70.2%
26 US Airways 70.1%
27 British Airways 69.8%
28 Mexicana 69.7%
29 American Airlines 69.5%
30 Gulf Air 69.3%

Top 10 ranking by passenger traffic (RPK) - 1999

1 United Airlines
2 American Airlines
3 Delta Airlines
4 Northwest Airlines
5 British Airways
6 Continental Airlines
7 Air France
8 Japan Airlines
9 Lufthansa
10 US Airways

Happy Flying,

AF Cabin Crew.


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User currently offlineNycank From United States of America, joined May 2000, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

Keep in mind - Conde nast poll is a reader's opinion poll. Since Conde Nast
publishes two editions - US and European, the results are based reflect that too.

Off late, Conde Naste's circulation numbers have been going south.


User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2989 times:

Sorry to disappoint the lot of you, but, Bloomberg Magazine which represents the people that matter in these questionaires rates the following....


"GET THE MAGAZINE AND FIND OUT"

mb


User currently offlineSkystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 6 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

"AF Cabin Crew", are you sure that these stats are up to date or correct.

Because if they are, Ansett Australia (AN) should be rated 9th, with a load factor of 73.9%. Now this is only one that I know that isn't there and isn't correct, so there could be others. It may just be a minor oversight, but it makes me wonder about these figures.

Cheers,

Justin


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