The best airlines in the world in 2018, ranked

Irving Hamilton
June 9, 2018

The company's sixth annual AirHelp Score rates airlines based on quality of service, on-time performance, and claim processing in order to produce an overall score.

Meanwhile, according to the same listing, Qatar Airways, Lufthansa and Etihad Airways were ranked top three airlines worldwide scoring 9.08, 8.57 and 8.43, respectively. Only six USA airports ranked in the top half of the total 142 airports.

The top five airports in the world are Hamad International Doha, Athens International, Tokyo Haneda, Cologne Bonn and Changi Singapore, while the Wooden Spoon for the worst airports goes to Kuwait International, London Stanstead, Lyon France, Paris Orly and Stockholm Bromma.

"The 2018 Airhelp Score shows that as competition stiffens between airlines, those that put passengers first will come out the winners in the long run".

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"It is clear the U.S.is in need of significant improvement, with overbooked flights and cancellations making national headlines month after month, and the consistent mistreatment of US consumers", Henrik Zillmer, co-founder and CEO of AirHelp, said in a statement.

According to AirHelp Score, US airlines failed to achieve high scores primarily due to overbooking and cancellations.

As well as ranking the best airlines in the world, flight compensation company AirHelp has named and shamed the worst airports in the world as part of its annual AirHelp Score.

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