Aeroflot ranked second behind only Emirates — named world’s best airline at this year’s World Airline Awards and like Aeroflot a Four Star Airline according to Skytrax, the authoritative global airline ratings agency — and ahead of peers including Air France, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and Etihad (a Skytrax Five Star Airline).
In the Russian market, Aeroflot took 56% of the vote, twice the tally of its nearest competitor, to retain its title for the second year running. Pobeda, Aeroflot Group’s low-cost carrier, took third place.
Readers of National Geographic Traveller voted in an online poll from September 8 to November 6 to choose the best tourist destinations and services in 23 categories. The poll has been held annually since 2011.