From chewing gum under meal trays to that most disgusting of finds, the snotty tissue in the back-of-seat pocket, airplane cabins can be pretty dirty places. But some airlines are cleaner than others – and they’re all Asian carriers.
At this week’s 2015 World Airline Awards, Taiwan-based EVA Air won the prize for “Best Aircraft Cabin Cleanliness”, edging Singapore Airlines (on which you’re sure not to find any gum), Japan’s All Nippon Airways, Hong-Kong-based Cathay Pacific and South Korea’s Asiana Airlines.
Rounding out the top ten most spotless airlines were Garuda Indonesia, Japan Airlines, Hainan Airlines (China), Korean Air and Hong Kong Airlines.
Winners at the Skytrax World Airline Awards are chosen by air travellers in the world’s largest airline passenger satisfaction survey.
The award for cabin cleanliness took into account seat areas, tables, carpets, cabin panels and of course, bathrooms.