World's best airlines for 2016 revealed
Emirates has been named the world's best airline for 2016, beating Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and Qantas.
The Middle Eastern Airline scooped the top spot at prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2016. As well as being awarded the World's Best Airline 2016, Emirates was crowned the World's Best Inflight Entertainment for a record 12th consecutive year and Best Airline in the Middle East.
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Qatar Airways was ranked number two in the world and won other top awards, being named the World's Best Business Class, the World's Best Business Class Lounge and Best Airline Staff in the Middle East.
Third placed Singapore Airlines achieved top success winning the award for Best Airline in Asia, as well as the title for the Best Business Class Airline Seat.
Meanwhile in the budget carrier category, Norwegian was voted the Best Low Cost Airline in Europe for the fourth successive year, in addition to collecting the award for Best Long Haul Low Cost Airline for its expanding long haul operation.
This year's Skytrax awards were based on a total of 19.2 million completed surveys covering 280 airlines by customers hailing from more than 104 countries. The Skytrax survey measures quality standards across 41 key performance indicators of front-line products and services in the airline industry.
See the top ten airlines of 2016 below...