Air NZ airline of the year third year running

Stuff reports:

has taken out the title of airline of the year for the third year running, as voted by airline safety and product rating review website AirlineRatings.com.

The website praised Air New Zealand for its “products, environmental commitment, innovation and internal culture”.

AirlineRatings.com editor-in-chief Geoffrey Thomas said the airline was a global trendsetter.

“Given Air New Zealand’s location and the country’s size, its performance is stunning.”

It is a global leader, despite its small size. Air NZ were first with the modern business class seats/beds and also pioneered Skycouch. And it is only when you travel internationally a lot, you realise the Air NZ Lounges are among the best in the world.

Top 10 airlines for 2016:

1. Air New Zealand

2. Qantas

3. Etihad

4. Cathay Pacific

5. Singapore Airlines

6. Emirates

7. EVA Air

8. Virgin Atlantic /Virgin Australia

9. All Nippon Airways

10. Lufthansa

Have not flown Etihad but heard good things about them.

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