• 9/29/2021 8:00 AM
  • João

Qatar Airways named (again) the World’s Best Airline in the Skytrax 2021 World Airline Awards!

At the World Airline Awards, Skytrax announced the world’s Top 100 Airlines in 2021, as voted by airline customers around the world. The awards, described as “the Oscars of the aviation industry”, are most coveted in the world airline industry, and a global benchmark of excellence.

For the third year in a row, Qatar Airways was considered the world’s best airline. The Qatar based carrier also was awarded with the World’s Best business Class Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East.

Singapore Airlines, the number 2, was awarded with Best First Class, Best First Class Seat, Best Cabin Crew and Best Airline in Asia.

Asia continues its dominance of the podium with ANA being ranked third. The Japanese carrier was awarded with World’s Best Airport Services and World’s Cleaniest Airline.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr Akbar Al Baker, said: “This award is the result of the incredible work by the Qatar Airways team and I want to thank our valued passengers for their loyalty and appreciation for all we have offered during the most challenging and uncertain times, without compromising on the service and excellence that the airline is renowned for throughout the world. We never abandoned our loyal customers when they needed us the most, we continued flying to get people home and implemented stringent biosafety measures to provide strong reassurance for travellers, all while continuing to innovate to ensure we remain the airline of choice for millions of passengers across the globe. Being named the ‘World’s Best Airline’ for an unprecedented sixth time is an enormous achievement, and provides our passengers with even greater confidence that they can travel with Qatar Airways as the first global airline to achieve the Skytrax COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating, while transiting through Hamad International Airport, the Skytrax ‘World’s Best Airport’ for 2021.”

Skytrax winners announced today include:

  • World’s Best Airline: Qatar Airways
  • World’s Best First Class: Singapore Airlines
  • World’s Best Business Class: Qatar Airways
  • World’s Best Premium Economy Class: Virgin Atlantic
  • World’s Best Economy Class: Japan Airlines
  • World’s Best Low-Cost Airline: AirAsia
  • World’s Best Long Haul Low-Cost Airline: Scoot
  • World’s Cleanliest Airline Cabin: ANA
  • World’s Best Cabin Staff: Singapore Airlines
  • Best First Class Seat: Singapore Airlines
  • Best Business Class Seat: Qatar Airways
  • Best Premium Economy Class Seat: Virgin Atlantic
  • Best Economy Class Seat: Japan Airlines
  • Best Airline in Africa: Ethiopian Airlines
  • Best Airline in Asia: Singapore Airlines
  • Best Airline in Australia / Pacific: Qantas Airways
  • Best Airline in China: Hainan Airlines
  • Best Airline in Central Asia / India: Air Astana
  • Best Airline in Europe: Air France
  • Best Airline in Middle East: Qatar Airways
  • Best Airline in Central America / Caribbean: Copa Airlines
  • Best Airline in North America: Delta
  • Best Airline in South America: LATAM
  • Best Airline in India / Southern Asia: Vistara

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The World’s Top 20 Airlines – 2021
1 Qatar Airways
2 Singapore Airlines
3 ANA All Nippon Airways
4 Emirates
5 Japan Airlines
6 Cathay Pacific
7 EVA Air
8 Qantas Airways
9 Hainan Airlines
10 Air France
11 British Airways
12 China Southern Airlines
13 Lufthansa
14 Aeroflot
15 Garuda Indonesia
16 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
17 Turkish Airlines
18 Swiss
19 Bangkok Airways
20 Air New Zealand

Source: World Airline Awards

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