Top ten 'most desirable' airlines revealed

A poll of 24,000 participants from 68 countries reveals the top airlines travellers want to fly with most.

A survey of 24,000 travellers found that Etihad is the most desired airline with 98% of respondents wanting to fly with the brand. Qatar Airways and Lufthansa followed with 96% and 95% respectively.

Kazakhstan’s Air Astana was least desired with just 5% of the vote, while Lufthansa and British Airways were the most recognised worldwide.

 The poll, conducted by the design and branding team at GraphicSprings, was among those aged between 17 and 78 who said they have travelled by plane at least one time during the past 24 months.

#COMPANYCOUNTRYPASSENGERS in millionWould like to fly on it (%)
1 Etihad Airways United Arab Emirates 18.5 98
2 Qatar Airways Qatar 26.7 96
3 Deutsche Lufthansa Germany 62.4 95
4 Emirates Dubai / United Arab Emirates 56.1 95
5 All Nippon Airways Japan 50.8 88
6 JetBlue Airways USA 38.3 87
7 Hawaiian Airlines USA 11 86
8 British Airways United Kingdom 44.5 85
9 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong 27 85
10 Garuda Indonesia Indonesia 34.9 84

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