Aeroflot was ranked the second best world airline and is unequivocally considered to be the best Russian airline. The ranking was made by Russian readers of National Geographic Traveller, one of the world’s most popular travel magazines. The company was the second only to Emirates. Earlier both companies were awarded Four Stars by the British global airline ratings agency Skytrax. Although the company managed to be ahead of such companies as Air France, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and Etihad (Skytrax Five Star Airlines). In the Russian market Aeroflot ranks the first. According to the results the company scored 56% of the votes which is more than twice ahead of its closest rival on the Russian market. Pobeda, Aeroflot Group’s low-cost carrier, took the third place. Readers of National Geographic Traveller voted in an online poll from September 8 to November 6 to choose the best tourist destinations and services in 23 categories. The poll has been held annually since 2011. National Geographic Traveler holds the online poll annually since 2011. This year the readers voted from September 8 to November 6 to choose the best tourist destinations and services in 23 categories.