Best Airlines in the World - List of Top Airline to Fly

Best Airlines in the World - List of Top Airline With Good Business Class Reservations

An airline is a company dedicated to the transport of passengers or cargo and in some cases, animals by plane. The world of airlines is complex. There are companies that are dedicated to transport passengers and cargo on a regular basis, while there are also other companies that transport their customers or groups of customers in the timely manner agreed between them. These last companies are called "charter".

In the case of airlines that are dedicated only to cargo like FedEx, operate with a fixed flight schedule, others operate as appropriate to the customers who hire them. Some airlines have been dedicated to the transport of animals, as happened in Kentucky, United States, from where operated one that was dedicated to transporting horses for international horse racing events.

Many airlines have shareholding in the local government, they are the so-called "flagged" or "flag lines" that generally have the monopoly of local flights. Some countries, such as Japan, have more than one "standard bearer" in the case of Japan All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines. For some countries, having a national airline has been very expensive, such as Nigeria (Nigeria Airways), the Dominican Republic (Dominican Aviation, Dominican ATA), Peru (Peruvian Airlines, AeroPerú), TAME in Ecuador, Venezuela where Viasa operated and Avensa faced economic problems as a substitute for Viasa. A "flag line" does not necessarily have to be a fully public company, being mixed companies where the State maintains a high participation, for example the case of Aerolíneas Argentinas, in which the State owned around 10% of the shareholding before its re-nationalization.

Many flag airlines have been privatized and the market has been liberalized. This has led to the emergence of alternatives to traditional airlines, as has happened among other sites in Spain, where Iberia was privatized and competitors such as Air Europa, Spanair and Air Plus Comet emerged. It is also the case of Peru with the airline Peruvian Airlines, where the air market was until a few years ago dominated by Lan Peru and now there are many competing companies. However, in certain countries despite the liberalization of air transport traditional companies maintain a situation of absolute dominance of the market, as is the case of Avianca in Colombia, Air France in France, LAN Airlines in Chile or Alitalia in Italy and due to the aggressive policies they employ, the scarce competition they have tends to disappear. Another flag airline was Viasa in Venezuela, but it was privatized in favor of Spanish company Iberia, which dismantled the company. Now, the Venezuelan State has decided to bet on Conviasa, which gradually expects to position in the national and Ibero-American air market. Similarly, the airline Aeropostal, recently nationalized, and the nascent SBA Airlines that aims to accelerate its integration into the Latin American market with service across Europe.

In general, airlines can be classified according to the size of the network of routes they operate and their frequencies:

Regional airlines: operate medium and low capacity aircraft, on short routes or with low demand, or with high frequencies. Generally they only carry out local and rarely international flights, for example we can mention Alaska Central Express, Alpine Air Express, etc. Most low-cost airlines are included in this group.

Network Airlines: They operate a large fleet with many types of aircraft of various sizes, from small regional aircraft to jumbos for transcontinental flights. They are characterized by a network that combines long haul flights flying from medium and short distance, depending on the model of hubs. Most of the flag and traditional airlines are included in this type.

Large-scale airlines: They are mainly dedicated to long-duration flights or high density flights between the main international airports in the world, and in some cases they cover destinations on each of the continents, with the exception of Antarctica. Its fleets are characterized by having large capacity aircraft. Examples are Emirates, United Airlines, Singapore Airlines, American Airlines, Avianca Virgin Atlantic, LAN Airlines (now LATAM) or the former BOAC.

It is difficult to classify many airlines in a specific group, since according to their evolution they could belong to several. Many large-scale or network carriers franchise their brand to regional airlines to cover their local flight network, especially with planes of less than 100 seats.

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Airest (AS Airest) is a Estonian airline that started in January 2002, operating regular cargo flights and passenger charter flights on the Tallinn - Helsinki route, since 2002 for UPS as the only UPS link with Estonia.

CityLine Hungary Ltd. is a Hungarian airline specialized in the transport of freight and based at the international airport of Budapest Ferihegy. Since 2009, the airline has been operating passenger flights from Milan Malpensa Airport (Italy) to tourist destinations with a Boeing 737-200.

Copenhagen AirTaxi is a Danish airline based in Roskilde. The airline operates scheduled flights, charter flights (taxi flights) and also a flight school. The company also makes aerial photography and flies with advertising banners. The company also sells and rents out aircraft.

4. Hong Kong Airlines

Hong Kong Airlines

Hong Kong Airlines Ltd., IATA: HX is an airline based in Hong Kong, with headquarters in Tung Chung and its main hub at the international airport of Hong Kong. This airline was founded in 2006. Based in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Airlines network currently covers nearly 30 regional cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Sanya, Bangkok, Bali and Okinawa. Their current fleet of passenger aircraft consists of 25 aircraft, which include three Airbus A330-300s, nine Airbus A330-200 and eight A320s, with modern flight entertainment systems and an average age of 3 years in February 2015. Their cargo fleet consists of five Airbus A330-200F.

5. Orange Air

Orange Air

Orange Air is a defunct American charter airline that began service in 2014. The airline was based at Orlando Sanford International Airport and was headquartered on the grounds of the airport.

Pacific Wings Airlines was a regional airline of the United States of America headquartered in Dallas, operating in the field of regular and charter passenger traffic at airports in Hawaii.

7. 21 Air

21 Air

8. 223rd Flight Unit

223rd Flight Unit

9. 224th Flight Unit

224th Flight Unit

10. 2GO

2GO

11. 2nd Arkhangelsk United Aviation Division

2nd Arkhangelsk United Aviation Division

12. 748 Air Services

748 Air Services

13. 9 Air

9 Air

14. AB Aviation

AB Aviation

15. ABS Jets

ABS Jets

16. ABSA Cargo Airline

ABSA Cargo Airline

17. ABX Air

ABX Air

18. ACM Air Charter

ACM Air Charter

19. ADA Aerolínea de Antioquia

ADA Aerolínea de Antioquia

20. AIS Airlines

AIS Airlines

21. ALK Airlines

ALK Airlines

22. ALS - Aircraft Leasing Services

ALS - Aircraft Leasing Services

23. AMC Airlines

AMC Airlines

24. ANA Cargo

ANA Cargo

25. ANA Wings

ANA Wings

26. APSA - Líneas Aéreas Peruanas S.A.

APSA - Líneas Aéreas Peruanas S.A.

27. ARP 410 Airlines

ARP 410 Airlines

28. ARPA - Aerolineas Paraguayas

ARPA - Aerolineas Paraguayas

29. ASACO

ASACO

30. ASKY Airlines

ASKY Airlines

31. ASL Airlines Belgium

ASL Airlines Belgium

32. ASL Airlines France

ASL Airlines France

33. ASL Airlines Hungary

ASL Airlines Hungary

34. ASL Airlines Ireland

ASL Airlines Ireland

35. ASL Airlines Spain

ASL Airlines Spain

36. ASSL

ASSL

37. ASTA Linhas Aéreas

ASTA Linhas Aéreas

38. ATA Airlines

ATA Airlines

39. ATRAN

ATRAN

40. AVANT Airlines

AVANT Airlines

41. Abelag Aviation

Abelag Aviation

42. Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight

Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight

43. Abu Dhabi Aviation

Abu Dhabi Aviation

44. Adlair Aviation

Adlair Aviation

45. Adria Airways

Adria Airways

46. Adria Wings

Adria Wings

47. Aegean Airlines

Aegean Airlines

48. Aer Arann Islands

Aer Arann Islands

49. Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus

50. Aero Continente Peru

Aero Continente Peru

51. Aero Contractors

Aero Contractors

52. Aero Cóndor

Aero Cóndor

53. Aero Ejecutivos

Aero Ejecutivos

54. Aero Mongolia

Aero Mongolia

55. Aero Slovakia

Aero Slovakia

56. Aero VIP (Portugal)

Aero VIP (Portugal)

57. Aero-Dienst

Aero-Dienst

58. Aero-Service

Aero-Service

59. AeroBratsk

AeroBratsk

60. AeroCaribe de Honduras

AeroCaribe de Honduras

61. AeroEjecutiva

AeroEjecutiva

62. AeroJet

AeroJet

63. AeroLogic

AeroLogic

64. AeroSucre

AeroSucre

65. AeroUnion

AeroUnion

66. Aerocardal

Aerocardal

67. Aerocon

Aerocon

68. Aerodavinci

Aerodavinci

69. Aerodomca

Aerodomca

70. Aerodynamics Inc.

Aerodynamics Inc.

71. Aeroflot

Aeroflot

72. Aerogaviota

Aerogaviota

73. Aerogem Aviation

Aerogem Aviation

74. Aerolimousine

Aerolimousine

75. Aerolíneas Argentinas

Aerolíneas Argentinas

76. Aerolíneas Ejecutivas

Aerolíneas Ejecutivas

77. Aerolíneas Sosa

Aerolíneas Sosa

78. Aeromaan

Aeromaan

79. Aeromar

Aeromar

80. Aeromás

Aeromás

81. Aeroméxico

Aeroméxico

82. Aeroméxico Connect

Aeroméxico Connect

83. Aeroméxico Contigo

Aeroméxico Contigo

84. Aeronaves Dominicanas

Aeronaves Dominicanas

85. Aeronaves TSM

Aeronaves TSM

86. Aeroperlas

Aeroperlas

87. Aeroperú

Aeroperú

88. Aerostar Airlines

Aerostar Airlines

89. Aerosur Paraguay

Aerosur Paraguay

90. Aerotrans Cargo

Aerotrans Cargo

91. Aerotur Air

Aerotur Air

92. Aerovis Airlines

Aerovis Airlines

93. Aerovista

Aerovista

94. Aerovías DAP

Aerovías DAP

95. Aexpa

Aexpa

96. Afric Aviation

Afric Aviation

97. Africa World Airlines

Africa World Airlines

98. Africa's Connection STP

Africa's Connection STP

99. African Express Airways

African Express Airways

100. Afriqiyah Airways

Afriqiyah Airways

101. Aigle Azur

Aigle Azur

102. Air 26

Air 26

103. Air Adriatic

Air Adriatic

104. Air Albania

Air Albania

105. Air Algérie

Air Algérie

106. Air Alpha Greenland

Air Alpha Greenland

107. Air Alsie

Air Alsie

108. Air Andorra

Air Andorra

109. Air Annobón

Air Annobón

110. Air Antilles Express

Air Antilles Express

111. Air Arabia

Air Arabia

112. Air Arabia Egypt

Air Arabia Egypt

113. Air Arabia Jordan

Air Arabia Jordan

114. Air Arabia Maroc

Air Arabia Maroc

115. Air Astana

Air Astana

116. Air Atlanta Icelandic

Air Atlanta Icelandic

117. Air Austral

Air Austral

118. Air Baltic

Air Baltic

119. Air Belgium

Air Belgium

120. Air Botswana

Air Botswana

121. Air Bucharest

Air Bucharest

122. Air Burkina

Air Burkina

123. Air Busan

Air Busan

124. Air Cairo

Air Cairo

125. Air Calédonie

Air Calédonie

126. Air Canada

Air Canada

127. Air Canada Express

Air Canada Express

128. Air Canada Jetz

Air Canada Jetz

129. Air Canada Rouge

Air Canada Rouge

130. Air Caraïbes

Air Caraïbes

131. Air Cargo Carriers

Air Cargo Carriers

132. Air Cargo Mongolia

Air Cargo Mongolia

133. Air Century

Air Century

134. Air Chang'an

Air Chang'an

135. Air Charter Bahamas

Air Charter Bahamas

136. Air Chathams

Air Chathams

137. Air China

Air China

138. Air China Cargo

Air China Cargo

139. Air Choice One

Air Choice One

140. Air Colombia

Air Colombia

141. Air Comet Chile

Air Comet Chile

142. Air Corsica

Air Corsica

143. Air Creebec

Air Creebec

144. Air Croatia

Air Croatia

145. Air Côte d'Ivoire

Air Côte d'Ivoire

146. Air Djibouti

Air Djibouti

147. Air Do

Air Do

148. Air Dolomiti

Air Dolomiti

149. Air Dynasty

Air Dynasty

150. Air Europa

Air Europa

151. Air Europa Express

Air Europa Express

152. Air Excel

Air Excel

153. Air Explore

Air Explore

154. Air Flamenco

Air Flamenco

155. Air France

Air France

156. Air Georgian

Air Georgian

157. Air Go Airlines (Egypt)

Air Go Airlines (Egypt)

158. Air Greenland

Air Greenland

159. Air Guilin

Air Guilin

160. Air Guyane Express

Air Guyane Express

161. Air Hamburg

Air Hamburg

162. Air Hong Kong

Air Hong Kong

163. Air Horizont

Air Horizont

164. Air Iceland Connect

Air Iceland Connect

165. Air Incheon

Air Incheon

166. Air Inter Island

Air Inter Island

167. Air Inuit

Air Inuit

168. Air Italy

Air Italy

169. Air Japan

Air Japan

170. Air Japan Cargo

Air Japan Cargo

171. Air Juan

Air Juan

172. Air KBZ

Air KBZ

173. Air Kasai

Air Kasai

174. Air Kiribati

Air Kiribati

175. Air Koryo

Air Koryo

176. Air Kyrgyzstan

Air Kyrgyzstan

177. Air Leap

Air Leap

178. Air Leasing Cameroon

Air Leasing Cameroon

179. Air Leisure

Air Leisure

180. Air Libya

Air Libya

181. Air Link

Air Link

182. Air Link International Airways

Air Link International Airways

183. Air Macau

Air Macau

184. Air Madagascar

Air Madagascar

185. Air Mali

Air Mali

186. Air Malta

Air Malta

187. Air Manas

Air Manas

188. Air Marshall Islands

Air Marshall Islands

189. Air Mauritius

Air Mauritius

190. Air Mediterranean

Air Mediterranean

191. Air Methods

Air Methods

192. Air Moldova

Air Moldova

193. Air Montmagny

Air Montmagny

194. Air Namibia

Air Namibia

195. Air Nelson (owned by Air New Zealand)

Air Nelson (owned by Air New Zealand)

196. Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand

197. Air Niamey

Air Niamey

198. Air Niugini

Air Niugini

199. Air North

Air North

200. Air Nostrum

Air Nostrum

201. Air Nunavut

Air Nunavut

202. Air One Nine

Air One Nine

203. Air Panama

Air Panama

204. Air Peace

Air Peace

205. Air People International

Air People International

206. Air Peru

Air Peru

207. Air Pohang

Air Pohang

208. Air Rarotonga

Air Rarotonga

209. Air Saguenay

Air Saguenay

210. Air Saint-Pierre

Air Saint-Pierre

211. Air Senok

Air Senok

212. Air Seoul

Air Seoul

213. Air Serbia

Air Serbia

214. Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles

215. Air Sial

Air Sial

216. Air Sinai

Air Sinai

217. Air Somalia

Air Somalia

218. Air Spray

Air Spray

219. Air Sunshine

Air Sunshine

220. Air Tahiti

Air Tahiti

221. Air Tahiti Nui

Air Tahiti Nui

222. Air Tanzania

Air Tanzania

223. Air Timor

Air Timor

224. Air Tindi

Air Tindi

225. Air Transat

Air Transat

226. Air Transport Europe

Air Transport Europe

227. Air Transport International

Air Transport International

228. Air Travel

Air Travel

229. Air Tropiques

Air Tropiques

230. Air Trust

Air Trust

231. Air Urga

Air Urga

232. Air VIA

Air VIA

233. Air Vanuatu

Air Vanuatu

234. Air Venture Tours

Air Venture Tours

235. Air West

Air West

236. Air Wisconsin

Air Wisconsin

237. Air X Charter

Air X Charter

238. Air Zimbabwe

Air Zimbabwe

239. AirAsia

AirAsia

240. AirAsia Japan

AirAsia Japan

241. AirAsia X

AirAsia X

242. AirBridgeCargo Airlines

AirBridgeCargo Airlines

243. AirMed International

AirMed International

244. AirNet Express

AirNet Express

245. AirSWIFT

AirSWIFT

246. AirSprint

AirSprint

247. AirTanker

AirTanker

248. Airblue

Airblue

249. Aircalin

Aircalin

250. Aircompany ATMA

Aircompany ATMA

251. Airfast Indonesia

Airfast Indonesia

252. Airjet Exploracao Aerea de Carga

Airjet Exploracao Aerea de Carga

253. Airkenya Express

Airkenya Express

254. Airlines of Tasmania

Airlines of Tasmania

255. Airlink

Airlink

256. Airnorth

Airnorth

257. Airpink

Airpink

258. Airwing

Airwing

259. Airwork

Airwork

260. Aklak Air

Aklak Air

261. Al Anwa Aviation

Al Anwa Aviation

262. Al Jaber Aviation

Al Jaber Aviation

263. Al-Naser Airlines

Al-Naser Airlines

264. AlMasria Universal Airlines

AlMasria Universal Airlines

265. Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines

266. Alaska Central Express

Alaska Central Express

267. AlbaStar

AlbaStar

268. Albatros Airlines

Albatros Airlines

269. Albawings

Albawings

270. Alexandria Airlines

Alexandria Airlines

271. Alidaunia

Alidaunia

272. Alitalia

Alitalia

273. Alitalia CityLiner

Alitalia CityLiner

274. Alkan Air

Alkan Air

275. All Nippon Airways

All Nippon Airways

276. Allegiance Air

Allegiance Air

277. Allegiant Air

Allegiant Air

278. Alliance Airlines

Alliance Airlines

279. Allied Air

Allied Air

280. Aloha Air Cargo

Aloha Air Cargo

281. Aloha Airlines

Aloha Airlines

282. Alpine Air Express

Alpine Air Express

283. Alpine Air Express Chile

Alpine Air Express Chile

284. Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise

Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise

285. Altitude Air

Altitude Air

286. Aluu Airlines

Aluu Airlines

287. Amakusa Airlines

Amakusa Airlines

288. Amapola Flyg

Amapola Flyg

289. Amaszonas Paraguay

Amaszonas Paraguay

290. Amazon Air

Amazon Air

291. American Airlines

American Airlines

292. Americana de Aviación

Americana de Aviación

293. Ameriflight

Ameriflight

294. Amerijet International

Amerijet International

295. Ameristar Jet Charter

Ameristar Jet Charter

296. Amira Air

Amira Air

297. Amjet Executive

Amjet Executive

298. Anadolujet

Anadolujet

299. Andes Líneas Aéreas

Andes Líneas Aéreas

300. Andrea Air

Andrea Air