Air NZ soars - Jetstar dives in TripAdvisor poll

Air NZ has been rated one of the world's top three carriers alongside Emirates and Singapore Airlines.

Air NZ has been rated one of the world's top airlines by TripAdvisor users. Photo / File
Air NZ has been rated one of the world's top airlines by TripAdvisor users. Photo / File

Air New Zealand has been rated one of the world's top three airlines by TripAdvisor.

The travel review website recently gave its users the option of rating their flight as well as accommodation.

Britain's Telegraph newspaper drilled down into the numbers, ignoring the airlines that had received fewer than 400 TripAdvisor reviews to leave a total of 66 carriers.

Of those 66, 16 had an average rating of 4.5 stars out of five.

Dubai-based Emirates came out on top, with 67.5 per cent of its reviews being five-star.

Singapore Airlines came second (64.2 per cent), followed by Air New Zealand, with 60.6 per cent.

"The presence of Emirates, Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand at the top of the table will come as no surprise - they are regularly rated among the world's best airlines in the annual Telegraph Travel Awards," the Telegraph wrote.

Jetstar, meanwhile, was rated amongst the worst carriers.

Here's the full lists of the best, and worst, airlines according to TripAdvisor.

Best

(1) Emirates - 67.5% (five-star reviews)
(2) Singapore Airlines - 64.2%
(3) Air New Zealand - 60.6%
(4) Southwest - 60%
(5) Qatar Airways - 59.7%
(6) JetBlue - 59.4%
(7) Aeroflot - 58.9%
(8) JAL - 58.6%
(9) Azul - 58.6%
(10) Jet2.com - 56.4%
(11) ANA - 55.8%
(12) Garuda - 53.5%
(13) Aegean - 53.5%
(14) THAI Smile - 51%
(15) Avianca - 49.9%
(16) TAM - 45.5%

And the worst ...

(1) Spirit - 42.8% (one-star reviews)
(2) Frontier - 40.3%
(3) Vueling - 34.8%
(4) Allegiant - 30.7%
(5) Wow - 32.6%
(6) Sunwing - 25.4%
(7) American Airlines - 21.5%
(8) Air Europa - 19.7%
(9) Airberlin - 17.7%
(10) Thomas Cook Airlines - 17.6%
(11) United - 17.3%
(12) Air Transat - 15.5%
(13) Jetstar - 15.1%
(14) Iberia - 12.8%

- NZ Herald

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