Jet2 named as Britain’s best low-cost airline

British Airways, EasyJet, and Ryanair failed to make the grade in the travel planning and booking site’s awards.

Virgin Atlantic was named Europe’s top major carrier.

Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of airline reviews and ratings submitted by travellers worldwide over a 12-month period on TripAdvisor Flights.

“We have been beating the competition to win prestigious awards in the UK for some time, and now we are taking that success on to a global stage,” said Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays.

He added: “The TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for airlines are based on the experiences of paying customers, which makes them truly representative and all the more rewarding to receive as a result.”

The Leeds-based airline has grown to become Britain’s number four airline, carrying seven million passengers a year.

The biggest winner in the awards this year is Singapore Airlines, claiming the title of top airline in the world.

In addition, the airline boasts awards for Best First Class and Best Economy Class in the world.

Among the top ten best-rated airlines in the world Air New Zealand and Emirates come in at second and third place respectively. Asia holds the highest number of individual winners in the world top ten with four winning carriers – Singapore Airlines, Japan Airlines, EVA air and Korean Air.

Top Low Cost Airline in Europe

  • Jet2.com
  • Blue air, Romania
  • Thomas Cook Airlines

Top Major Airlines in Europe

  • Virgin Atlantic Airways
  • Turkish Airlines
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Swiss International Air Lines
  • Lufthansa
  • Aeroflot
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Finnair
  • SAS
  • S7 Airlines

Top 10 Airlines in the World

  • Singapore Airlines
  • Air New Zealand
  • Emirates
  • Japan Airlines
  • Eva Air, Taiwan
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Jet2.com
  • Qatar Airways
  • Azul, Brazil
  • Korean Air

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