British Airways has been named the nation’s favourite airline, hitting the top spot in several categories in a survey conducted by global travel search site Skyscanner.

The survey of 4,000 UK airline passengers found BA came first for its food and drink offering, the on board experience (including airline cleanliness and comfort) and its style and customer service.

However, Norwegian pipped BA to the post in the category of ‘best value for money’. The low-cost Nordic airline was also placed in the top three for on board experience, customer service and style.

Nordic airlines also saw success with SAS, the national airline for Sweden, performing well taking second place for its food and drink and third place for style.

Easyjet came second in the ‘best value for money’ category, with BA taking third place, while Ryanair failed to make it to the top five.

Skyscanner’s Mary Porter said: “Being a Superbrand and one which Brits are very proud of, it’s perhaps not surprising that British Airways has scooped the top spot in our survey, although I imagine the airline will be especially pleased to have ranked so well in the value for money category.

“It is however particularly interesting to see such strong results for a far less well-known airline, with Norwegian being the runner up, and goes to show that low cost does not necessarily mean an inferior product or service. This will of course be very positive news for those anticipating booking onto its first transatlantic routes from the UK later this year.”