World’s Best Business Class Airlines of 2021

World's Best Business Class Airlines of 2021
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When it comes to flying by plane, we should talk more about the experience an airline can offer its passengers.

In this regard, Business Class Flights and First Class Flights are the most fantastic choices you can make. Although the ticket price is significantly higher than Economy Class Flights, it is undoubtedly worth it to experience Business and First Class amenities.

It’s no coincidence that we’ll pay special attention to the world’s best business class airlines in this article. For this purpose, we’re going back to 2021 to see which are the top 10 airlines that offer the best experience and what makes them stand out.

Although the last two years have been tough for the airline industry, we hope 2022 will be better and allow us to travel to dream destinations more often. However, the factors that define an airline as the best are many. Besides the world’s best airlines, there are other categories that airlines can be ranked by.

Earlier this year, we shared the best business class lounges, the best business class seats, and the best business class onboard catering. This article will share the best cabin staff, the cleanest airline cabins, the best low-cost airlines, the best long haul low-cost airline, the most improved airline, and the best airline inflight entertainment.

The World’s Top 10 Airlines of 2021

As we mentioned, what defines an airline as the best is a combination of many criteria. These include ticket prices, the safety the airline provides passengers during the flight, and any additional amenities that may be available in Business Class.

We should not forget to say that the comfort of the seats, the variety, and the quality of the food are also essential factors. All this is just a small part of the criteria by which the top airline is chosen.

For 2021, the airline that has been named the best in the world is Qatar Airways. The second place in the ranking goes to Singapore Airlines, and the third place is ANA All Nippon Airways.

Qatar Airways is definitely proving that it deserves the top spot. In 2021, it was ranked first in the categories of the World’s Best Business Class, the World’s Best Business Class Seat, and the Best Airline in the Middle East.

Singapore Airlines is in second place in the Top 10 airlines for 2021. The airline takes first place in the category for The World’s Best Cabin Staff 2021. Along with this in other rankings, it is honored with awards for the World’s Best First Class, the Best Airline in Asia, and the World’s Best First Class Seat.

And third place, as we said, goes to ANA All Nippon Airways. It wins the World’s Best Airport Services award and the World’s Cleanest Airline, which is an outstanding achievement, especially given that we live in pandemic times and hygiene is of the utmost importance.

In North and South America, the best airlines to win an award are Delta Air Lines and LATAM. The airlines that are in the list of the top 10 best airlines in the world can only be proud of their success, as they were chosen from a total of 350 airlines, which is a considerable achievement.

Here are all 10 airlines that topped the rankings:

  • Qatar Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • ANA All Nippon Airways
  • Emirates
  • Japan Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific Airways
  • EVA Air
  • Qantas Airways
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Air France

The World’s Best Cabin Staff 2021

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The World’s Best Cabin Staff category aims to reward airlines that have offered the best service to their passengers. To determine the winners, what is taken into account are hard services and soft service characteristics.

The hard services include techniques, efficiency, attention, etc. On the other hand, the soft service characteristics include skills such as staff enthusiasm, attitude, friendliness, and hospitality. 

In this ranking, the top 10 airlines are:

  • Singapore Airlines
  • ANA All Nippon Airways
  • Thai Airways
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Japan Airlines
  • Hainan Airlines
  • EVA Air
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific Airways
  • Qatar Airways

The World’s Cleanest Airline Cabins 2021

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Cleanliness is one of the most important things for most passengers who fly by plane. Especially in the last two years, a high level of hygiene in public places and regular disinfection have become key factors when flying by plane. That is why this award has become an important category.

For this purpose, customers of the various airlines rate the aircraft’s level of cleanliness, taking into account seat areas, tables, carpets, cabin panels, and washrooms. Heading up the winners is ANA All Nippon Airways. 

Here are all 10 airlines that made it into The World’s Cleanest Airline Cabins 2021 category:

  • ANA All Nippon Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Japan Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • EVA Air
  • Cathay Pacific Airways
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Swiss International Air Lines

The World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines 2021

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When choosing which airline to fly with, one of the determining factors for most passengers is the price of flights.

In this regard, the following airlines are in the top 10 of The World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines 2021:

  • AirAsia
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Scoot
  • Vueling Airlines
  • IndiGo
  • EasyJet
  • Jetstar Airways
  • Ryanair
  • Jetstar Asia
  • Flynas

The World’s Best Long Haul Low-Cost Airlines 2021

As for the best long haul low-cost airlines for 2021, the ranking includes exactly 5 top airlines, namely:

  1. Scoot
  2. Jetstar Airways
  3. Air Canada rouge
  4. LEVEL
  5. French Bee

The World’s Most Improved Airlines 2021

What makes an airline being improved? This ranking identifies airlines that excel in quality improvement across the entire Awards programme. This programme aims to analyze the change of the specific airline in the global rating and performance improvements in different award categories.

And the airlines that are in the top 10 of this ranking are:

  1. Saudi Arabian Airlines
  2. RwandAir
  3. JetSmart
  4. Vistara
  5. Vueling Airlines
  6. Scoot
  7. Xiamen Airlines
  8. Flynas
  9. Air France
  10. Turkish Airlines

The Best Airline Inflight Entertainment 2021

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Quality and a wide choice of entertainment are among the criteria that define a good airline. Among the fantastic options, inflight entertainment includes a vast selection and currency of movies, TV programs, music, and games to the availability and functionality of onboard Wi-Fi. 

The best airlines in this category are:

  • Emirates
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Qantas Airways
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Etihad Airways
  • Air France

About the World Airline Awards

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The World Airline Awards started in 1999. The World Airline Awards began in 1999. These awards are apart because the awards survey process is not restricted to member airlines or a pre-selected choice of airline. Any airline in the world can be nominated, and that’s more than great.

There are no fees required to enter the event, and there are no other costs whatsoever. Another advantage is that customers rate the different airlines they have used according to the different categories.

It gives a real insight into the quality of service and the experience that different passengers experience. And although some of the airlines may not be among some people’s favorites.

These awards allow you to discover which are the world’s best airlines and could offer you the best experience, especially when it comes to Business and First Class.

If you have an international flight coming up, then take a look at the top airlines and research the amenities they offer to find the airline that suits your needs and budget.