Top Airlines in 2011

Many airlines are growing fast in serving international destinations. The services from different airlines are also top rated and offer customers great hospitality.

Asiana Airlines

It is a South Korean airline established in 1988 and its headquartered at Osoe-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul. It is member of Star Alliance and operates its domestic hub at Gimpo International Airport and its international hub at Incheon International Airport. It serves a number of international destinations in four continents including Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania. It operates a frequent flyer programme, ‘Asiana Club’ with five tiers of membership including Silver, Gold, Diamond, Diamond Plus and Platinum. Asiana Airline has won several awards including, ‘airline with best in-flight service’ by Global Travelers Magazine, ‘Airline of the Year’ by Skytrax in 2010, ‘Best Airline in Northern Asia’ in 2010 and many more. It is also ranked as a 5-star airline by Skytrax.

Singapore Airlines

It is a flag carrier of Singapore established in 1947 and its headquartered at Airline House, Singapore and is a member of Star Alliance. It operates its hub at Changi Airport and operates service to 62 destinations in 35 countries. It serves six continents, but has stronger presence in the Southeast Asian region. It operates its frequent flyer program in two categories namely KrisFlyer and The PPS Club and the in-flight entertainment system ‘KRISWORLD’. Singapore Airlines is ranked one among world’s top airlines in different categories.

Qatar Airways

It is a flag carrier of Qatar established in 1993 and its headquartered at Qatar Airways Towers, Doha and operates its hub at Doha International Airport. The airline operates services to 101 destinations in 55 countries in six continents including Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Oceania. It is member of Star Alliance and has codeshare agreements with a number of airlines. Privilege Club loyalty programme of Qatar Airways has agreements with the loyalty programs offered by different airlines and also tie-ups with many hotels and car rental companies. Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines and is currently undertaking major expansion.

Cathay Pacific Airways

Cathay Pacific Airways is a flag carrier of Hong Kong established in 1946. The airline is headquartered at Hong Kong International Airport where it operates it hub. The airline serves 115 destinations in 36 countries and territories, thus forming a well connected Asian Network. It is the founding member of Oneworld alliance and operates codeshare agreements with many other airlines. The airline offer two loyalty programmes namely, The Marco Polo Club and Asia Miles. Cathay Pacific Airways was awarded ‘Airline of the Year’ in 2009 and is also rated a 5-star airline by Skytrax.

Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is a flag carrier and national airline of New Zealand established in 1940. The airline is headquartered at Western Reclamation, Auckland City, New Zealand and operates its hub at Auckland Airport. The airline serves 27 domestic destinations and 26 international destinations in 14 countries in 4 continents. The airline is a Star Alliance member since 1999 and operates codeshare agreements with many other airlines. Air New Zealand operates a frequent flyer programme called Airpoints. The airline was rated ‘world’s eighth best airline’ in 2009 by Skytrax and ‘Airline of the Year’ in 2010 and 2012 by the Air Transport World Global Airline Awards.