This is the best international airline, according to a new report—and it's not Qatar Airways


Bounce ranked 60 international airlines based on a number of factors, including:

  • on-time arrivals
  • cancellations
  • flights
  • meal score
  • in-flight entertainment
  • seat comfort score
  • staff service score
  • free carry-on allowance
  • free checked domestic allowance
  • free checked international allowance
  • airline scoring

No. The factors Bounce considered for their ranking include:

on-time arrivals



meal score

in-flight entertainment score

seat comfort score

staff service score

  1. free carry-on allowance
  2. free checked domestic allowance
  3. free checked international allowance
  4. airline score
  5. No. 1 best international airline: Japan Airlines
  6. Japan Airlines is the highest-ranking international airline, with an overall score of 8.28.
  7. The Japanese airline scored four out of five in meals, seat comfort, staff service, and in-flight entertainment. It also had a record 88.36% of on-time arrivals, according to Bounce.
  8. Japan Airlines offers many direct routes from the United States to Japan’s major transport hubs like Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.
  9. The airline’s operations include international and domestic passenger and cargo services to 220 destinations and 35 countries worldwide.
  10. Singapore Airlines ranked as the No. 2 international airline, according to the Bounce 2023 report.Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images

Top 10 best international airlines 2023

Japan Airlines

Singapore Airlines

Qatar Airways

Korean Air


All Nippon Airways

Ethiopian Airlines

Air IndiaAzul Airlines

Emirates and Vietnam Airlines (tie)Singapore Airlines ranked as the second-best international airline. It was ranked second in the world for its cancellation rate of 0.03%. Skytrax has rated it as a five-star airline.

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