Travel The Best Airlines for International Travel  

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List Rules Vote up the most efficient, comfortable, and affordable airlines for international travel from or to the United States.

The top internatoinal airlines are known for their affordable tickets, plentiful and flexible flight times, top rate customer service, and many other perks. This is a list of the best airlines for international travel around the world, or to and from the US. Large airlines like KLM, Virgin, and Lufthansa have long ruled the skies, but smaller companies like El-Al and Aer Lingus have gained popularity in recent decades due to their cheaper tickets and more pleasant flight experiences. However, many smaller companies have limited options, flying to fewer or inconvenient airports, or they offer less frequent flights.

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216 117
Singapore Airlines is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Singapore Changi Airport - Singapore

2
237 148
Emirates is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Dubai International Airport - United Arab Emirates

3
105 91
Virgin Atlantic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
AdmiralCrunch added London Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport

4
182 138
Qantas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Adelaide Airport, Melbourne Airport, Perth Airport - Australia

5
170 128
Lufthansa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Berlin Brandenburg Airport, Munich Airport, London Heathrow Airport - Germany

6
177 154
British Airways is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
London Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport - United Kingdom

7
134 85
Cathay Pacific is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Hong Kong International Airport - China

8
103 74
KLM is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol - Holland

9
34 16
Etihad Airways is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Abu Dhabi International Airport

10
72 76
Swiss International Air Lines is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Cabrio added Zurich Airport - Switzerland

11
70 55
Japan Airlines is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Chūbu Centrair International Airport, Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport - Japan

12
140 136
Qatar Airways is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Doha International Airport - Qatar

13
83 63
Air New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Auckland Airport - New Zealand

14
144 149
Turkish Airlines is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Istanbul Atatürk Airport - Turkey

15
74 80
Thai Airways is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Suvarnabhumi Airport - Thailand

16
54 47
All Nippon Airways is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport, Haneda Airport - Japan

17
67 77
Air France is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport, Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport, Charles de Gaulle Airport - France

18
56 75
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
gaeul added Kahului Airport, Honolulu International Airport

19
82 99
Korean Air is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Gimpo International Airport, Incheon International Airport - South Korea

20
98 141
Malaysia Airlines is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Penang International Airport, Kota Kinabalu International Airport - Malaysia

21
36 40
Icelandair is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
BrendanOConnor added Keflavík International Airport

22
20 20
Air Serbia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport -

Nikola TESLA Airport, BELGRADE

23
42 61
El Al is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
alexlips99 added Ben Gurion Airport

24
100 111
Air Canada is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Calgary International Airport, Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport - Canada

25
6 2
Air Malta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Malta International Airport, Reggio Calabria Airport

26
14 13
Porter Airlines is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

27
14 14
Hong Kong Airlines is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Hong Kong International Airport

28
8 11
EasyJet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Edinburgh Airport, Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport, London Stansted Airport -

UK

29
9 7
Fiji Airways is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Nadi International Airport

30
15 24
Olympic Airlines is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
apollon-smyrnis added Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos"

31
34 54
Air China is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Beijing Capital International Airport, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport - China

32
7 11
South African Airways is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added O. R. Tambo International Airport, Cape Town International Airport

33
12 13
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Penang International Airport, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport

34
14 23
Aegean Airlines is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
apollon-smyrnis added Thessaloniki International Airport, Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos"

35
13 15
Wizz Air is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Sofia Airport, Warsaw Chopin Airport, Boryspil International Airport

36
11 12
Dragonair is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Hong Kong International Airport

37
16 20
S7 Airlines is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Tolmachevo Airport, International Airport Irkutsk, Chelyabinsk Airport

38
12 14
Xiamenair is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Xiamenair

Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport

39
33 45
Scandinavian Airlines is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Copenhagen Airport, Oslo Airport, Gardermoen - Norway

40
11 13
Adria Airways is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport

41
5 9
Kenya Airways is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
alivedodos added Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

42
39 66
Norwegian Air Shuttle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Sola Air Station, Trondheim Airport, Værnes - Norway

43
8 9
Royal Brunei Airlines is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Brunei International Airport

44
16 22
Rossiya is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Vnukovo International Airport, Pulkovo International Airport

45
32 55
Aeroflot is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Sheremetyevo International Airport - Russia

46
10 13
Tibet Airlines is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Lhasa Gonggar Airport

47
76 113
Delta Air Lines is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Salt Lake City International Airport, Charles de Gaulle Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport - USA

48
9 11
Air Niugini is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Jacksons International Airport

49
10 13
Nordwind Airlines is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Sheremetyevo International Airport

50
10 13
Air Transat is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Vancouver International Airport