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The Top 30 Cleanest Airlines Were Just Revealed, and None From the US or UK Made the List

by Eben Diskin Mar 19, 2019

Skytrax, a UK-based aviation industry reviewer, asked passengers to rate the standard and quality of aircraft cabins, and the results are in. Based on the results of Skytrax’s global survey, the world’s cleanest airlines have been revealed, and the list is overwhelmingly lopsided. Not a single US– or UK-based carrier made the list. Instead, it was dominated largely by airlines from Asia. Japan’s All Nippon Airways claimed the list’s number one spot, with Singapore Airlines, Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Qatar Airways, Swiss International Airlines, and Lufthansa also cracking the top 10.

Note that this study wasn’t based on any actual science or swabbing but instead on passenger opinions. Passengers considered the cleanliness of seat areas, tables, carpets, cabin panels, and bathrooms while providing input for the rankings.

Here is the full list of the top 30:

1. ANA All Nippon Airways
2. EVA Air
3. Asiana Airlines
4. Singapore Airlines
5. Japan Airlines
6. Cathay Pacific Airways
7. Qatar Airways
8. Swiss International Air Lines
9. Hainan Airlines
10. Lufthansa
11. Korean Air
12. Cathay Dragon
13. Austrian Airlines
14. China Airlines
15. Thai Airways
16. Garuda Indonesia
17. China Southern Airlines
18. Bangkok Airways
19. Emirates
20. Air New Zealand
21. Etihad Airways
22. Qantas Airways
23. Hong Kong Airlines
24. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
25. Finnair
26. Oman Air
27. Virgin Australia
28. Air France
29. Turkish Airlines
30. Philippine Airlines

Since not a single British or American airline made the top 30, it should serve as a significant motivation for those airlines to improve their standards of cleanliness.

H/T: Secret Flying

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