Skytrax names top airlines

PARIS, 20 June 2019: Qatar Airways has been named World’s Best Airline, according to Skytrax that hosted the awards ceremony at the Paris Air Show earlier this week.

The Middle East airline also scooped up the World’s Best Business Class, the World’s Best Business Class Seat and the Best Airline in the Middle East awards for good measure.

Airline leaders and top airline management worldwide witnessed the 2019 World Airline Awards presentation at a gala reception during the Paris Air Show.

SIA crew win top award, while airline takes second place in top 10 airline list.

Singapore Airlines, which came in a close second this year won a share of the top accolades such as  World’s Best Cabin Crew, World’s Best First Class, Best Airline in Asia and the World’s Best First Class Seat.

Skytrax’s Edward Plaisted: “To be named as the World’s Best Airline is a great recognition of Qatar Airways high standards, and recognises the hard work and dedication from every member of staff to satisfy customers. To achieve this accolade for the fifth time is a remarkable achievement, and we congratulate them for this unique success.

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“All of today’s award-winning airlines are voted for by customers, and the focus of our annual survey is for travellers to make their own, personal choices as to which airlines they consider to be best.

“We operate the survey and awards in a 100% independent and impartial format according to the commitment we gave back in 1999, and whilst every winner may not be the favourite of everyone, those that disagree should understand that these are the Passenger’s Choice Awards.”

Qatar Airways is celebrating its fifth time grabbing the prestigious accolade — having previously won in 2017, 2015, 2012 and 2011.

In the world of budget air travel, AirAsia won World’s Best Low-Cost Airline and Japan Airlines won World’s Best Economy Class and Economy Class Seat.

World’s top low-cost airline

The Skytrax awards are seen as among the most prestigious in the business as the airlines are voted for by consumers.

The World’s Top 10 Airlines 2019
Qatar Airways
Singapore Airlines
ANA All Nippon Airways
Cathay Pacific
Emirates
EVA Air
Hainan Airlines
Qantas Airways
Lufthansa
Thai Airways International

Top 10 Best Cabin Staff 2019
Singapore Airlines
Garuda Indonesia
ANA All Nippon Airways
Thai Airways
EVA Air
Cathay Pacific
Hainan Airlines
Japan Airlines
Qatar Airways
China Airlines

Top 10 Low-Cost Airlines 2019
AirAsia
easyJet
Norwegian
Southwest Airlines
AirAsiaX
Jetstar Airways
WestJet
Indigo
Ryanair
Eurowings

Top 10 Best Regional Airlines 2019
Bangkok Airways
Cathay Dragon
JetBlue Airways
Aegean Airlines
Azul Airlines
Azerbaijan Airlines
Alaska Airlines
SilkAir
Vistara
AtlasGlobal

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