Nigerian airlines missing in top 20 global ranking – Report

Bisola David
Bisola David
Nigerian airlines missing in top 20 global ranking - Report

No Nigerian airline made the top 20 best airlines in the world ranking, despite several interventions to improve their everyday operations.

According to Vanguard, there are more than 5,000 airlines holding ICAO codes.

The ranking parameters utilized by Airline Ratings and Skytrax World Airline Awards evaluated airlines using criteria such as safety records, punctuality, passenger comfort, service quality, frequent flyer programs, global network, environmental sustainability efforts, and price competitiveness, among other factors.

However, Ethiopian Air, the biggest airline in Africa, was also left off the list.

On the other hand, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority states that “there are about 39 Air Operator Certificate, AOC holders (for scheduled and non-scheduled flight operations) in the country, while there are about 28 foreign airlines operating to Nigeria.”

The International Air Transport Association recently forecast that the airline industry will experience tremendous growth in 2023, with operating earnings estimated to exceed $22.4 billion and net profits expected to nearly double to approximately $10 billion.

The global organization also revealed that more than 4.35 billion passengers are anticipated. Additionally, it is predicted that revenues would reach $800 billion, pointing to a robust rebound.

By taking into account the ratings from both organizations, an average ranking approach is used to lessen the subjectivity of airline evaluations and typically produces more favorable results.

The rankings place Qatar Airways, the national airline of Qatar and a part of the One globe airline alliance, first among all airlines in the globe.

Singapore Airlines, the island nation’s flag carrier, which has its main hub at Changi Airport, came in second.

As a member of the Star Alliance, the airline has wide global connectivity. Korean Air, a well-known airline and national flag carrier of South Korea, placed fourth, followed by Qantas, Australia’s national airline and flag carrier, which has major hubs in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney airports.

The fifth and sixth spots were held by All Nippon Airways, a well-known Japanese carrier, and Etihad Airways, which represented the United Arab Emirates.

Others include Cathay Pacific Airways, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Air New Zealand, Finnair, Virgin Australia, JetBlue, Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Japan Airlines, Emirates, EVA Air, and AirFrance-KLM.

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