Travel news airlines Best airlines in the world

All articles

Best airlines in the world

Over the years, air travel has not only become more comfortable but also more affordable. Every month, 60 million people visit us to book their flights, hotels and car hires. Wondering which airlines they generally prefer? Read on to find out the top 6 airlines Skyscanner users worldwide prefer for travelling.

Skyscanner users love to travel. Check out the list of the top 6 airlines they chose to book in 2017. The list is as follow:

  1. Ryanair
  2. EasyJet
  3. British Airways
  4. Turkish Airlines
  5. Aeroflot
  6. AirAsia
Find cheap flights here

Every month, Skyscanner inspires millions of users worldwide to travel. Our users love our unbiased and free nature, easy interface and unique technology. Ever wondered which airlines our users love to book when they visit Skyscanner? Here is the list of the 6 best airlines Skyscanner users worldwide prefer to book:

1. Ryanair

This low-cost Irish airline operates over 400 aircrafts and flies to 34 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. With hubs in Dublin and London, this airline employees over 10,000 people worldwide. Over the years, Ryanair has grown from being a small-time airline to being Europe’s largest airline serving the highest number of passengers. The airline is preferred by Indians who travel multiple European countries on a single trip. Known for its no-frill approach, frequent flight cancellations and scheduled flights to regional airports, Ryanair has faced enough criticisms over the years. However, the carrier’s aggressive expansion and low prices make up for that, especially for budget travellers. The airline also claims that it operates the newest and the greenest aircrafts in the continent; the average age of its fleet is only around 6.5 years.

Read more: Schengen Visa Application Guide

airlines

2. EasyJet

This British low-cost carrier is Ryanair’s largest competitor. This London-headquartered airline operates over 200 aircrafts and flies to around 30 countries. EasyJet is the second largest airline in Europe based on the number of passengers served. Just like Ryanair, EasyJet too does not provide any free services such as meals or priority boarding to its travellers. However, it does have three loyalty products – Flexi Fare, easyJet Plus and Flight Club – mainly for business and frequent flyers. So, if you are ready to pay extra, you will be pampered with extra legroom, priority check-in, refreshment vouchers and much more.

Find cheap flights to UK

3. British Airways

UK’s flag carrier British Airways is a preferred airline of Skyscanner users, mostly for travels to London. It is the largest airline in the UK according to fleet size and the second largest in terms of the passengers carried, after EasyJet. It is the official airline of the tennis tournament – Wimbledon Championship. For short-to-medium distances, the carrier offers the regular Economy and Business class seating options. For long haul flights, British Airways offers the options of Premium Economy (with more comfortable seats and wider screens) and First Class (with cabins equipped with beds, huge screens and much more!). If you love this airline, you must enroll for its loyalty programme – the Executive Club.

Map

4. Turkish Airlines

Let’s move from UK’s flag carrier to Turkey’s – Turkish Airlines. It is the largest carrier in the world on the basis of the maximum destinations it flies to – over 300 locations across Europe, Asia, Africa and the US. With its base as Istanbul, this airline has direct flights to almost every country in the world! No wonder it is among the most preferred airlines in the world for Skyscanner users. Apart from offering world-class services, Turkish Airlines is also known for being the official carrier of many European football teams, having partnerships with entertainment companies and signing promotional deals with renowned athletes. The airline also has a frequent-flyer programme called Miles&Smiles.

Find cheap flights to Turkey
airlines

5. Aeroflot

PJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines or Aeroflot is Russia’s flag carrier and the largest airline there. It is also one of the oldest airlines in the world, having started its operations in 1923. Aeroflot has over 200 aircrafts in its fleet and flies to over 100 destinations across the world. The carrier has a frequent-flyer programme called Aeroflot Bonus that has three levels: Regular, Silver and Gold with different benefits. They even have an Aeroflot Junior programme for kids over 2 years of age. Cute, ain’t it? The airline has been witnessing a consistent rise in the number of passengers and has been adding several awards for its branding and loyalty programme. It carried around 32 million passengers in 2017.

Read more: The biggest and busiest airports in the world

6. AirAsia

AirAsia hardly needs any introduction. This low-cost airline headquartered near Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia flies to 25 countries. AirAsia, with many affiliated airlines and one sister airline, has often been called the forerunner of low-cost airlines in Asia. It has also won several awards for the same. With 92 aircrafts in its fleet, AirAsia flies its passengers to over 165 destinations in the world. While there is no free food on board, you could always buy some while flying AirAsia.

Find cheap flights to Malaysia

Excited to grab the lowest flight prices for your next vacation? Go ahead and book your flights, hotel or rent a car with Skyscanner today. You can do all of these on our mobile app too.

Cheap Flight Ticket Hacking Tools

India