In June 2019 the SKYTRAX World Airline Awards took place in Paris. For the 19th time, almost 22 million passengers from over 100 countries cast their votes for the best airlines in the world – the so-called “Oscars of the aviation industry” – on Skytrax’s online portal. Over 300 airlines were considered in the survey period from September 2018 to May 2019. In addition to the probably most important award for the world’s best airline, many other award winners were chosen in a wide variety of categories.
The world’s best airline: Qatar Airways
For the fifth time already, the Qatar-based airline has received the most prestigious World Airline Awards prize. In a relatively short period of time, the airline has developed into a global group with 160 destinations. Above all, the high standard with many amenities on board was decisive for the top ranking. Qatar Airways’ special class is also underscored by three other important awards. The airline earned the top spot in the world’s best business class, world’s best business class seat and best airline in the Middle East.
In addition, the company convinces through its claim to leadership in the Middle East. This is confirmed by the awards for Best First Class Lounge, Best Business Class Lounge, Best Cabin Crew, Best Economy Class, Best Business Class Catering and Best Cabin Cleanliness for the Middle East region.
Top 10 of the SKYTRAX World Airline Awards 2019
1. Qatar Airways
2. Singapore Airlines
3. ANA All Nippon Airways
4. Cathay Pacific Airways (Hong Kong)
5. Emirates (UAE)
6. EVA Air (Taiwan)
7. Hainan Airlines (China)
8. Qantas Airways (Australia)
10. Thai Airways
The Best Cabin Crew and First Class in the World: Singapore Airlines
In addition to Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines was a big winner at the event. The city-state airline won the award for the world’s best cabin crew, the world’s best First Class, the world’s best First Class seat and the best airline in Asia.
First Class Singapore Airlines
The best airline in Europe: Lufthansa
The largest German airline can also present itself as a prizewinner. Among the many airlines in Europe, you can’t get past Lufthansa in many categories. Lufthansa scores as the best airline in Europe, the best First Class in Europe, the best Business Class in Europe, the best Economy Class in Europe, the best airline in Western Europe and the best cabin crew in Germany.
Further awards at the SKYTRAX World Airline Awards
World’s best airport services: ANA All Nippon Airways (Japan)
World’s Best Cabin Cleanliness and Catering in Economy Class: EVA Air (Taiwan)
World’s Best Entertainment on Board: Emirates (UAE)
The world’s best entertainment on board: Emirates
World’s Best Economy Class and Seat: Japan Airlines
World’s Best Premium Economy Class and Seat: Virgin Atlantic (United Kingdom)
World’s Best Catering in Premium Economy Class: Austrian Airlines
Best Premium Economy Onboard Catering: Austrian Airlines
World’s Best Business Class Lounge: United Airlines (USA)
World’s best Business Class facilities: Hainan Airlines (China)
World’s best business class meal: Air Canada
World’s Best First Class Catering on Board, World’s Best First Class Facilities and World’s Best Food in the First Class Lounge: Air France
World’s Best First Class Lounge: Swiss International Air Lines
Best First Class Lounge in the world: Swiss International Air Lines
World’s Best Airline Lounge Spa Facility: Thai Airways