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.
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.
Hainan Airlines, a Skytrax 5 star airline for 9 years running, won Best Airline in China and Best Business Class Amenities.
ANA won Best Airport Services award and Best Business Class Catering.
Lufthansa won the Best Airline in Europe.
Air Canada won Best Airlines in North America and Best Business Class Lounge Dining.
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.
Thai Airways won Best Airline Staff in Asia and World’s Best Airline Spa Facility.
Bangkok Airways won World’s Best Regional Airline.
Air Astana won Best Airline in Central Asia/India.
Ethiopian Airlines won Best Airline in Africa.
Iberia won Best Airline in Southern Europe.
Aeroflot won Best Airline in Eastern Europe.
Air France won Best First Class Lounge, Best First Class Catering and Best First Class Amenities.
Royal Air Maroc won Best Regional Airline in Africa.
Austrian Airlines won World’s Best Premium Economy Class Catering.
British Airways won Best Airline Staff in Europe.
EVA Air won World’s Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness and World’s Best Economy Class Catering.
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.
Vietnam Airlines was awarded Skytrax 4 star airline.
Here are the A-Z 2019 Airline Awards Winners.
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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