Qatar Airways Named Skytrax World's Best Airlines in 2019
Qatar Airways Named Skytrax World’s Best Airlines in 2019

The long awaited Skytrax awards have been unveiled and Qatar Airways has come out shining in multiple fields.

The airline has been named 2019 ‘World’s Best Airlines’ by Skytrax. They also achieved first place in ‘World’s Best Business Class Airlines’ for 2019.

The awards are selected from passenger and guest feedback, through surveys. 21.65 million eligible survey entries were counted in the final results, assessing over 300 airlines in 2019.

This year’s Skytrax award was held at the air and space museum at Le Bourget as part of the Paris Air Show. It was my first time being invited at Skytrax to see the 71 awards presented to the winning airlines.

Qatar Airways Named Skytrax World's Best Airlines in 2019
Qatar Airways Named Skytrax World’s Best Airlines in 2019
Qatar Airways also won the World’s Best Business Class.

It is no surprise that Qatar Airways came in first for “World’s Best Airlines” and “World’s Best Business Class Airlines”. Since Qatar Airways‘ Qsuite Business Class first took off in June 2017, it has been a game changer and are well received by travellers.

Here are the top ten “World’s Best Airlines” for 2019:

Here are the A-Z 2019 Airline awards winners.

Other Skytrax Airline winners

Singapore Airlines, Skytrax winner of 2018, came a close second this year winning World’s Best Cabin Crew, Best Airline in Asia, World’s Best First Class and World’s Best First Class Seat.

Singapore Airlines at the Skytrax Award 2019

Hainan Airlines, a Skytrax 5 star airline for 9 years running, won Best Airline in China and Best Business Class Amenities.

Hainan Airlines at the Skytrax award 2019

ANA won Best Airport Services award and Best Business Class Catering.

ANA won the Best Airport Services award and Best Business Class catering.

Lufthansa won the Best Airline in Europe.

Lufthansa won the best airline in Europe.

Air Canada won Best Airlines in North America and Best Business Class Lounge Dining.

Air Canada won the Best Airlines in North America

Star Alliance won Best Alliance for the 10th year in a row!

Japan Airlines won World’s Best Economy Class Seat and Best Economy Class.

Japan Airlines have won the World’s best Economy Class seat and best Economy Class.

Air Asia won World’s Best Low Cost Airline and Air Asia X won World’s Best Low-Cost Premium Cabin.

Air Asia at the Skytrax Award 2019

Thai Airways won Best Airline Staff in Asia and World’s Best Airline Spa Facility.

Thai Airways at Skytrax Award 2019

Bangkok Airways won World’s Best Regional Airline.

Bangkok Airways have won the World’s Best Regional Airline.

Air Astana won Best Airline in Central Asia/India.

Air Astana have won the Best Airline in Central Asia/India.

Ethiopian Airlines won Best Airline in Africa.

Ethiopian Airlines have won the Best Airline in Africa.

Iberia won Best Airline in Southern Europe.

Iberia have won the Best Airline in Southern Europe.

Aeroflot won Best Airline in Eastern Europe.

Aeroflot have won Best Airline in Eastern Europe.

Air France won Best First Class Lounge, Best First Class Catering and Best First Class Amenities.

Air France at Skytrax 2019 award

Royal Air Maroc won Best Regional Airline in Africa.

Royal Air Maroc have won the Best Regional Airline in Africa.

Austrian Airlines won World’s Best Premium Economy Class Catering.

Austrian Airlines won World’s Best Premium Economy Class Catering.

British Airways won Best Airline Staff in Europe.

British Airways won the Best Airline Staff in Europe.

EVA Air won World’s Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness and World’s Best Economy Class Catering.

EVA Air at Skytrax Award 2019

Fiji Airways won Best Airline Staff in Australia/Pacific and the Most Improved Airline in Australia/Pacific.

Air Transat was awarded World’s Best Leisure Airline.

Air Transat was awarded World’s best leisure airline.

Vietnam Airlines was awarded Skytrax 4 star airline.

Vietnam Airlines was awarded Skytrax 4 star airlines.

Here are the A-Z 2019 Airline Awards Winners.

My Verdict

It was my first time attending the Skytrax Award Ceremony yesterday in Paris. It was a lot of fun and great celebration of success. It brought me a lot of joy seeing many airlines winning the right award! Let’s face it, it is always subjective when it come to the top prizes and favourites; the argument will never cease. I do not necessarily agree with all the rankings but I just wanted to attend, participate, record and thank you to all the hard working staff that made your airline shine at the Skytrax Award! You’re the heroes and champions to me!

Check out Sam’s video and blog review on Qatar Airways Qsuite!

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