Skytrax has released its annual World Airline Awards, with Qatar Airways reclaiming the #1 spot from Singapore Airlines. This marks the 5th time Qatar has been honored, previously it won in Ys 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017.
“It is a proud moment for the airline as our constant innovation and service standards set the benchmark in our industry,” Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker said in a statement. The company has a lot to celebrate, as it also claimed the prizes for World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East.
Skytrax’s awards, widely regarded as being among the industry’s most prestigious, are voted on by customers themselves.
Of the Top 10, only 2: Australia’s Qantas Airways and Germany’s Lufthansa are based outside Asia.
The only American company to win any award is United Airlines (NYSE:UAL), which was singled out for its Business Class Lounge.
The full list is below, as follows:
World’s Best Airlines for 2019
1. Qatar Airways
2. Singapore Airlines
3. ANA All Nippon Airways
4. Cathay Pacific
6. EVA Air
7. Hainan Airlines
8. Qantas Airways
10. Thai Airways
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