Lufthansa took 10th place in this year's World Airline Awards. The airline is known for providing sleek economy seating with ample legroom.
First class seats on Japan's Nippon Airways provide closed off spaces for undisturbed relaxation. The airline took sixth place in this year's awards.
With a fleet of 256 aircraft, Turkish Airlines is set to fly 60 million passengers this year thanks to a boost in trade and travel between Africa, Europe and Asia. Living up to its Turkish hospitality, the airline took fifth place in the World Airline Awards this year.
Emirates slipped from first to fourth place in this year's airline awards. With a solid reputation for luxury and comfort, the airline provides amenities such as first class bathroom and shower fittings as shown here.
Singapore Airlines took third place. The airline's economy seats are designed so that when you recline, you don't take up much space for the person behind you. Passengers also get individual reading lamps and in-seat power supply.
Based out of Doha, Qatar's national airline won second place in this year's World Airline Awards. The airline is known for its friendly cabin crew, impressive entertainment systems and cosy seats.
1. Cathay Pacific
Farnborough International Airshow takes place in Hampshire, England between 14-20 July 2014. Considered one of the biggest aviation events in the world, CNN will be there talking to all the big industry names.
(CNN) -- Cathay Pacific was named the world's best airline at an awards ceremony at the Farnborough International AirshowTuesday.
The Hong Kong-based firm claimed the World Airline Awards title from last year's winner Emirates. It was Cathay Pacific's first victory in the most prestigious category since 2009.
The award is decided by the votes of millions of travelers.
A Cathay Pacific delegation received the prize from CNN's Jim Boulden.
Of all the sellers, Cathay were the best performers across all types of travel
Edward Plaisted, CEO Skytrax
"Of all the sellers, Cathay were the best performers across all types of travel. Some airliners were very good in economy, others in luxury, but they were top or near the top in all categories", Edward Plaisted, CEO ofSkytrax, told CNN.
Speaking ahead of the show, Cathay Pacific chairman John Slosar expressed his confidence, stating: "I believe that the Cathay Pacific team is the best and it is fantastic to see that our passengers see it the same way.
"I would certainly like to congratulate our cabin crew and everyone else in the Cathay Pacific team who make our award-winning service happen each and every day."
Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines placed second and third respectively in the global category.
Emirates slipped to fourth.
Elsewhere, there was victory for Thomson Airways in the Best Leisure Airline category, while Air Canada won the regional category for North America.
World Airline Awards - Airline of the Year 2014
1. Cathay Pacific
2. Qatar Airways
3. Singapore Airlines
5. Turkish Airlines
6. ANA All Nippon Airways
7. Garuda Indonesia
8. Asiana Airlines
9. Etihad Airways