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Air New Zealand named AirlineRatings.com's Airline of the Year 2018

Air New Zealand named AirlineRatings.com's Airline of the Year 2018”

The award marks the 5th consecutive year Air New Zealand has received the top honour in its Airline Excellence Awards.

Air New Zealand is already a big victor in 2018, and it's not even January 1.

The airline once again won over the six aviation editors tasked with judging the competition by dominating across the 12 key categories. These include passenger reviews, in-flight product offerings, safety, profitability, fleet age and environmental policies.

"Quite simply, Air New Zealand is an airline of first choice".

"On worldwide flights [Qantas] has introduced an unprecedented four choices of main meal for economy passengers, a doubling in the size of meals, and the ability to order online ahead of the flight", Airlineratings.com founder Geoffrey Thomas wrote on the Perth Now website.

"Air Canada's strategic focus has been on long-haul, worldwide flying through our expanded global network and this recognition by the well-respected AirlineRatings.com is welcome affirmation of our success".

"This award is testament to the huge effort from all of our people to deliver a world-class Kiwi experience on the ground and in the air", said Air New Zealand's chief executive officer Christopher Luxon.

"Air New Zealand is committed to redefining the customer experience and we are looking forward to unveiling many exciting new initiatives in 2018".

The website's top ten airlines for 2018 were: Air New Zealand, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic, Etihad Airways, All Nippon Airways, Korean Air, Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines.

Just last month, Air New Zealand was named Top Airline in the World by prestigious USA magazine Condé Nast Traveler in its 30th annual Readers' Choice Awards.



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