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Top 10 airlines with the best cabin crew

August 26, 2013 09:54 IST

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World’s most courteous, friendly, helpful and efficient airline crews belong to Asian airlines - not even one airline outside the continent features in the list of airlines with the best flight attendants.

The list features airlines that were rated by fliers in 160 countries who completed 18 million customer satisfaction surveys.

Here are the top 10 airlines with the best cabin crew.

Source: SkytraxWorld Airline Awards

Cathay Pacific Airways

Rank: 1

Country: Hong Kong SAR

The airline is the international carrier of Hong Kong. It flies to 168 destinations (including passenger aircraft and cargo). It is also the founding member of One World Alliance.

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Photographs: Courtesy, Cathay Pacific Airways

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Asiana Airlines

Rank: 2

Country: South Korea

It is one between the two major airlines of South Korea. The other one is Korean Air.

It operates 14 domestic, 90 international passenger routes and 27 cargo routes.

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Image: Asiana Airlines crew prepare to board their flight at the Incheon International Airport.
Photographs: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

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Malaysia Airlines

Rank: 3

Country: Malaysia

Malaysia Airlines is the national carrier of Malaysia. It became a full-fledged member of oneworld alliance and is now connected to some 850 destinations in 150 countries across the One World Alliance network.

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Photographs: Courtesy, Malaysia Airlines

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EVA Air

Rank: 4

Country: Taiwan

Taiwan’s second largest airline, EVA Air operates passenger and dedicated cargo to over 40 destinations.

EVA Air is also the sixth safest international airline in the world, with no hull losses and fatalities since its establishment in 1989.

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Photographs: Courtesy, EVA Air

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Singapore Airlines

Rank: 5

Country: Singapore

The national carrier of Singapore, the airline has a strong presence in Southeast Asia.

The company also operates trans-Pacific flights, including the world's two longest non-stop commercial flights from Singapore to Newark and Los Angeles on the Airbus A340-500, according to Wikipedia.

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Image: Singapore Airlines Ltd stewardesses pose next to a business class seat during the launch of their new generation of cabin products at Changi Airport in Singapore.
Photographs: Edgar Su/Reuters

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ANA All Nippon Airways

Rank: 6

Country: Japan

Japan’s largest airlie, it operates services to 49 destinations in Japan and 32 international routes and employed over 14,000 employees.

ANA has an extensive domestic route network that covers the entirety of Japan, from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south. ANA's international route network extends through China, Korea, and Southeast Asia, United States and Western Europe, according to Wikipedia.

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Photographs: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

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Garuda Indonesia

Rank: 7

Country: Indonesia

Named after the mythical bird Garuda, the airline is the national carrier of Indonesia.

The airline operates flights to a number of destinations in Southeast Asia, East Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Australia from its main hub, Soekarno–Hatta International Airport. It flies to around 21 international destinations and 35 domestic.

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Photographs: Courtesy, Garuda Indonesia

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Qatar Airways

Rank: 8

Country: Qatar

A national carrier, it operates a hub-and-spoke network, linking over 100 international destinations from its base in Doha, using a fleet of more than 100 aircraft.

The airline has more than 20,000 staff, with 14,000 people employed directly and a further 6,000 in its subsidiaries, according to Wikipedia.

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Image: An air stewardess for Qatar Airways poses in the economy class cabin of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner at the Farnborough Airshow.
Photographs: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

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Hainan Airlines

Rank: 9

Country: China

Largest privately own airline in China, Hainan Airlines operates the fourth largest fleet in the country.

Hainan Airlines is one of only seven airlines rated as five-star by Skytrax, along with All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Singapore Airlines.

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Photographs: Courtesy, Hainan Airlines

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Thai Airways

Rank: 10

Country: Thailand

The national carrier of Thailand, Thai Airways flies to 75 destinations in 35 countries, using a fleet of more than 80 aircraft.

The airline was once the operator of two of the world's longest nonstop routes between Thailand and Los Angeles and New York, but due to high fuel prices, the withdrawal of aircraft, luggage weight limits, and rising airfares, the airline abandoned all nonstop U.S. services in 2012 indefinitely, according to Wikipedia.


Image: Thai Airways crew members pose beside the first Airbus Thai A380-800, bestowed with the royal name of "Si Rattana," at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
Photographs: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters

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