BA drops 14 places and now ranked 40 in the world's best airlines

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  • Londonfrog
    Participant

    According to Skytrax…

    Some notable points: it is now ranked one place above easyJet and below such airlines as Norwegian and Aeroflot.

    Great work by BA management to erode services/brand so badly.

    Full list

    The World’s Top 100 Airlines – 2017 (2016 Rating)
    1 Qatar Airways 2
    2 Singapore Airlines 3
    3 ANA All Nippon Airways 5
    4 Emirates 1
    5 Cathay Pacific 4
    6 EVA Air 8
    7 Lufthansa 10
    8 Etihad Airways 6
    9 Hainan Airlines 12
    10 Garuda Indonesia 11
    11 Thai Airways 13
    12 Turkish Airlines 7
    13 Virgin Australia 18
    14 Swiss Int’l Air Lines 15
    15 Qantas Airways 9
    16 Japan Airlines 21
    17 Austrian 19
    18 Air France 14
    19 Air New Zealand 17
    20 Asiana Airlines 16
    21 Bangkok Airways 20
    22 KLM 24
    23 China Southern 32
    24 Hong Kong Airlines 29
    25 Finnair 27
    26 AirAsia 23
    27 Cathay Dragon 22
    28 Norwegian 30
    29 Air Canada 31
    30 Aeroflot 40
    31 Malaysia Airlines 34
    32 Delta Air Lines 35
    33 Virgin Atlantic 28
    34 Korean Air 36
    35 China Airlines 37
    36 Alaska Airlines 60
    37 Aegean Airlines 33
    38 Aer Lingus 49
    39 jetBlue Airways 53
    40 British Airways 26
    41 easyJet 38
    42 Iberia 52
    43 Virgin America 25
    44 Jetstar Airways 46
    45 AirAsiaX 48
    46 Air Astana 43
    47 Vietnam Airlines 44
    48 Ethiopian Airlines 76
    49 South African Airways 41
    50 Avianca 56
    51 Saudi Arabian Airlines 82
    52 Azul Brazilian 55
    53 Oman Air 42
    54 Southwest Airlines 66
    55 Porter Airlines 47
    56 SilkAir 39
    57 Indigo 51
    58 WestJet 50
    59 LATAM 45
    60 Scoot 61
    61 Jetstar Asia 54
    62 TAP Air Portugal 64
    63 Alitalia 58
    64 Eurowings 75
    65 SAS Scandinavian 62
    66 Thomson Airways 65
    67 Philippine Airlines 83
    68 Brussels Airlines 59
    69 Copa Airlines 69
    70 Air Transat 88
    71 Azerbaijan Airlines 70
    72 China Eastern 79
    73 Jet Airways 71
    74 American Airlines 77
    75 Fiji Airways 91
    76 Ryanair 108
    77 Air Mauritius 73
    78 United Airlines 68
    79 LOT Polish 92
    80 Air Seychelles 63
    81 SriLankan Airlines 67
    82 Icelandair 81
    83 Juneyao Airlines 90
    84 Gulf Air 80
    85 Air Berlin 74
    86 Hawaiian Airlines 72
    87 American Eagle Airlines 84
    88 Vueling 109
    89 Air Nostrum 89
    90 Tigerair 97
    91 Kenya Airways 85
    92 Royal Brunei Airlines 95
    93 Air Malta 101
    94 Xiamen Airlines 110
    95 S7 Airlines 104
    96 Peach 78
    97 Royal Air Maroc 115
    98 Air China 87
    99 Air Canada rouge 131
    100 Aeromexico 94


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    IAG makes interesting reading

    38 Aer Lingus – was 49
    40 British Airways – was 26
    42 Iberia – was 52
    88 Vueling – was 109

    Some conclusions

    – All IAG airlines have improved by 10 place s or more, except one
    – BA is the only IAG airline to move down the list
    – HiViz Alex is obviously trying to recreate his create his great success at Vueling
    – Vueling has climbed 21 places without Alex helping them

    Anyone able to see a common theme coming out of this?


    canucklad
    Participant

    I struggle with lists such as these primarily because they’re so subjective based on the people who create the ranking criteria’s aims and objectives.

    I can’t fathom why Westjet is below Air Canada yet most everybody back home I speak to favours the former
    Turkish Airlines at number 12 is a joke, it’s not that their bad, it’s just that they’re not that good.
    Same with Air France at 18. Is there a 22 place difference with Ba, not in my .experience
    And Ryanair above Kenya Airways…you’re having a laugh

    Having said all that, as I pointed out elsewhere on the forum, what’s probably more damaging to BA, is being relegated to a 3* status airline by skytrax.. No longer can claim to be a premium airline.


    Flightlevel
    Participant

    Yes canucklad I agree completely however they do give an idea. LH has been trying hard to be a full service airline and seems to prove its point and even CX is one of the best and yet it is slightly worse. PR departments and CEOs will take note.


    Londonfrog
    Participant

    The cream is still at the top even with some questions/possible flukes. When a ranking drops 14 places from 26 to 40 is an indication of the real trend. BA better tries to find answers within and not to blame the mirror 🙂


    MartynSinclair
    Participant

    “The Worlds Best Airlines” – should be required to add, according to the contributors of Skytrax.

    A very grandiose statement for what realistically is a survey amongst some regular travellers.


    ghlotus
    Participant

    I’m surprised to see Delta so far down. They have made a great and successful effort to pull themselves up during the past 2-3 years. Today I would certainly place them somewhere just south of the top ten.


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    I’m surprised to see Delta so far down. They have made a great and successful effort to pull themselves up during the past 2-3 years. Today I would certainly place them somewhere just south of the top ten.

    As a wise businessman said to me, years ago, it takes many seasons to make a reputation, which is why it is better not to let it decay in the first place, as it takes quite a while for the brand to suffer damage and even longer to rebuild the lost trust.


    Londonfrog
    Participant

    I’m surprised to see Delta so far down. They have made a great and successful effort to pull themselves up during the past 2-3 years. Today I would certainly place them somewhere just south of the top ten.

    Not enough space in the title but it is mentioned in the post


    sparkyflyer
    Participant

    Reading this thread made me chuckle a bit. Whilst I feel this list has some odd placings, I feel obliged to share this short story.

    Two business contacts had to fly recently from Milan to Houston. Of course there are no direct flights and so I told them of the options of AF via Paris, LH via FRA, KLM via Amsterdam etc, but told them BA had two flights a day from LHR to IAH, and so this might give them more choice, maybe better connections and easier schedules.

    They took my “advice” and on their return I queried them on their flight experience. I got the following feedback.

    From one “the less said about BA the better” and the other, “regarding BA, simply no comment”.

    I have to say this did embarrass me somewhat.


    Cloud-9
    Participant

    Surprised that SAA are below VN and ET. Also that AA (74) ans AB (85) are so lowly placed


    K1ngston
    Participant

    And regarding another thread, if BA are worse than MH that just sums it up for me, as MH IMHO is the worst airline out there today albeit I have never flown AeroMexico ……


    Ah,Mr.Bond
    Participant

    Pretty sure I would rather fly AeroMexico than a lot of the rubbish on this list.
    No doubt the rankings are down to Financial Contribution” to Skytrax…. ??


    capetonianm
    Participant

    To put it diplomatically, Skytrax have their own agenda.
    As a guide to an airline’s quality, they are probably about as reliable as the average man in the street who flies twice a year.


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    To put it diplomatically, Skytrax have their own agenda.
    As a guide to an airline’s quality, they are probably about as reliable as the average man in the street who flies twice a year.

    Which is probaby the average voter profile in this listing.

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