The World's Cleanest Airlines

Having worked in the travel industry for the past four and a half years, and also having travelled extensively, I hear a lot of fear, complaints, and reservations about “other” airlines that are not the typical, known airlines in Britain and the US (British Airways, United, Delta, and American). Would you know it, these airlines are actually dirty compared to other airlines out there!! Skytrax, the UK based airline consultancy, surveyed passengers recently and compiled a list of the Top 30 Cleanest Airlines worldwide. Their survey is based on passenger ratings of  “the standards and quality of cleanliness in the aircraft cabin for airlines. Cleanliness and presentation of seat areas, tables, carpets, cabin panels and washrooms all contribute towards the final results.”

Unsurprisingly, there are a lot of Middle Eastern and Far Eastern airlines on this list of the cleanest airlines in 2018. I am not surprised by the number 1 airline being a Japanese airline as they are always hailed for cleaning up after themselves at major sporting events such as the Olympics and World Cup. 

Top 30 cleanest airlines:

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

Their rankings then go on to rank the cleanest airline in continents and specific countries. Honourable mention to these below:

Best Airline Cleanliness in Africa- South African Airways

Best Airline Cleanliness in Australia/Pacific- Air New Zealand

Best Airline Cleanliness in China- Hainan Airlines

Best Airline Cleanliness in Europe- Swiss Airlines

Best Airline Cleanliness in North America- Air Canada

Best Airline Cleanliness in South America- Azul Airlines

Best Airline Cleanliness in the Middle East- Qatar Airways

The great thing about this list is that you can book many of these airlines with frequent flier points and bank points that transfer to these airlines or to their partners. Contact us today for more information on booking one of these airlines! Our new booking service can assist with using points you have in a “dirty airline” to book a seat on one of the cleanest airlines!

Have you flown on any of these? Are there any surprises on this list that you see? Maybe you have flown on one of these airlines and differ in your opinion. Let us know in the comments below!