AirlineRatings names “World’s Best Airlines” for 2016

  • Air New Zealand is named “2016 Airline of the Year” by an Australian ratings website
  • The Kiwi airline is also honored with two other awards
  • The airline has won the accolade for three straight years in a row

The economy class Skycouch is one of the best features (Credit: Future Travek Experience)

Safety and product ratings website has named Air New Zealand as “2016 Airline of the Year” for the three straight years in a row for its “continuous passenger innovations, environmental commitment, record-breaking financial performance, operational safety and motivation of its staff that have cemented the airline an industry trendsetter”.

The Australia-based website likewise awarded this year’s runaway winner with the Best Premium Economy Class and Best Economy Class in its prestigious annual Airline Excellence Awards.

In choosing Air New Zealand this year, the website’s editorial team said it took note of its comprehensive long haul offering using two award-winning products in the economy class – the Skycouch and Spaceseat.

“The innovation at Air New Zealand continues to dazzle and the airline has rolled out some stunning new technology including innovative tracking of unaccompanied children and a wonderful App to get you a prefect cup of coffee before your flight.” AirlineRatings said in a statement.

“Put simply Air New Zealand remains the industry leader and a textbook case of what an airline should be in today’s intensely competitive market” it added.

Other awardees are the following: (Click here to read more)


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