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

By Ian Horswill


Posted on June 19, 2019

Skytrax 2019 World Airline Awards have taken place at the Paris Air Show and the best airline chosen by customers has been named.

Qatar Airways was named the World’s Best Airline. Qatar Airways also won 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 won a top accolade as the World’s Best Cabin Crew, and was honoured with awards for the World’s Best First Class, the Best Airline in Asia and the World’s Best First Class Seat.

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Singapore Airlines cabin crew won a top accolade as the World’s Best Cabin Crew.

The World’s Top 10 Airlines of 2019 are:

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

“We are thrilled to be globally recognised by our customers by winning these four prestigious awards. Becoming the first airline to be named as ‘Airline of the Year’ for the fifth time is a landmark achievement and, combined with three other major Skytrax awards, it is testament to the tireless efforts of the entire Qatar Airways team. It is a proud moment for the airline as our constant innovation and service standards set the benchmark in our industry,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker.

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Qatar Airways also won the award for the Best Business Class Seat.

Edward Plaisted of Skytrax said: “To be named as the World’s Best Airline is a great recognition of Qatar Airways high standards, and recognises the hard work and dedication from every member of staff to satisfy customers. To achieve this accolade for a fifth time is a remarkable achievement, and we congratulate them for this unique success. All of today’s award winning airlines are voted for by customers, and the focus of our annual survey is for travellers to make their own, personal choices as to which airlines they consider to be best. We operate the survey and awards in a 100% independent and impartial format according to the commitment we gave back in 1999, and whilst every winner may not be the favourite of everyone, those that disagree should understand that these are the Passenger’s Choice Awards.”