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Skytrax World’s Best Airline Award Winners Announced

Qatar Airways has been named as Airline of the Year 2021 by Skytrax, with Singapore Airlines ranked 2nd and ANA All Nippon Airways in 3rd place, out of more than 350 airlines.

The World’s Top 10 Airlines of 2021 by Skytrax

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. ANA All Nippon Airways
  4. Emirates
  5. Japan Airlines
  6. Cathay Pacific Airways
  7. EVA Air
  8. Qantas Airways
  9. Hainan Airlines
  10. Air France

“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.”

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker

Qatar Airways also received awards for the World’s Best Business Class, the World’s Best Business Class Seat and the Best Airline in the Middle East.

Singapore Airlines, ranked No 2 worldwide, wins the top accolade for the World’s Best Cabin Crew and is also honoured with awards for the World’s Best First Class, the Best Airline in Asia and the World’s Best First Class Seat.

The World’s Best Cabin Staff 2021 by Skytrax

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. ANA All Nippon Airways
  3. Thai Airways
  4. Garuda Indonesia
  5. Japan Airlines
  6. Hainan Airlines
  7. EVA Air
  8. Asiana Airlines
  9. Cathay Pacific Airways
  10. Qatar Airways

ANA All Nippon Airways maintains its No 3 global ranking and repeats its earlier success by winning the World’s Best Airport Services award. Winning the 2021 award as the World’s Cleanest Airline is a particularly high-profile success during the global pandemic.

The World’s Cleanest Airline Cabins 2021

  1. ANA All Nippon Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Japan Airlines
  4. Qatar Airways
  5. EVA Air
  6. Cathay Pacific Airways
  7. Asiana Airlines
  8. Korean Air
  9. Hainan Airlines
  10. Swiss International Air Lines

Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) wins the 2021 award as the World’s Most Improved Airline. This is a key award that reflects an airline’s quality improvement across the entire awards program, evaluating an airline’s change in the global rating and their performance improvements in different award categories.

“As part of the airline’s SV2020 Strategy & Transformation Plan, SAUDIA has invested in new aircraft, product innovation and service enhancements with a single purpose – to provide all of our guests with the highest level of hospitality and comfort in the skies. We are delighted that the world is noticing and recognizing our efforts.”

Saudi Arabian Airlines Director General, His Excellency Eng. Ibrahim Alomar

The World’s Most Improved Airlines 2021

  1. Saudi Arabian Airlines
  2. RwandAir
  3. JetSmart
  4. Vistara
  5. Vueling Airlines
  6. Scoot
  7. Xiamen Airlines
  8. Flynas
  9. Air France
  10. Turkish Airlines

For complete airline ranking and regional award winners, please visit the Skytrax page.

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