The best airline in the world: Air New Zealand is number one!

The best airline in the world: Air New Zealand is number one!

Air New Zealand has been named as the world's best airline!

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The awards and ranking are judged by seven editors who take into account major safety and government audits, with 12 key criteria that include fleet age, passenger reviews, profitability, investment rating, product offerings, and staff relations.

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Air New Zealand beat last year's winner, Singapore Airlines, to the top spot, while Qatar Airways was named best business class for its Qsuite and best for catering. Virgin Australia won prizes for best economy and cabin crew. said it chose Air New Zealand as its overall winner due to its 'multi-award-winning in-flight innovations, operational safety, environmental leadership and motivation of its staff'.

Best Airline for 2020
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When it comes to motivation of staff a little closer to home, South African Airways said that it has signed a new labour deal with workers to end a costly week-long strike that had forced hundreds of flight cancellations.

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