The best airlines in the world (according to TripAdvisor)

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TripAdvisor announce world's best airlines
TripAdvisor announce world's best airlines

Emirates has been named the best airline in the world for 2017 by TripAdvisor.

The UAE based airline topped the list in the site's Traveller's Choice awards, the first time airlines have been included.

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As well as taking home the top prize, the airline also scooped other awards including Best Major Airline - Middle East and Africa, Best Economy Class and Best First Class.

Emirates is the world's largest airline and operates a staggering 126 flights a week between the UK and Dubai.

The awards are based on the quantity and quality of reviews collected over a 12-month period.

Singapore Airlines, Azul from Brazil, the USA's JetBlue and Air New Zealand round out the top five.

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