Qatar Airways wins top spot in the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards

posted on 18th June 2019 by Justin Burns

Qatar Airways has won top spot in the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards – the industry’s most prestigious accolades – as they are voted for by consumers.

The Qatari carrier came second to Singapore Airlines last year, but has won the number one ranking for the fifth time. Singapore Airlines was pushed into second, while ANA All NIppon Airways finished third in the annual awards.

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

AirAsia won World’s Best Low-Cost Airline and Japan Airlines won World’s Best Economy Class and Economy Class Seat.

Airline executives celebrated at a ceremony held at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France.

World’s Best Airlines for 2019

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

World’s Cleanest Airlines for 2019

1. EVA Air

2. Japan Airlines

3. ANA All Nippon Airways

4. Singapore Airlines

5. Asiana Airlines

6. Hainan Airlines

7. Swiss International Air Lines

8. Cathay Pacific

9. Qatar Airways

10. Lufthansa

Best Airlines — by Global Region

Northern Europe — Finnair

Western Europe — Lufthansa

Eastern Europe — Aeroflot Russian Airlines

Africa — Ethiopian Airlines

Australia / Pacific — Qantas Airlines

Central Asia / India — Air Astana

China — Hainan Airlines

Central America / Caribbean — Copa Airlines

South America — LATAM

North America — Air Canada

Asia — Singapore Airlines

Middle East — Qatar Airways

Europe — Lufthansa

Best Low-Cost Airlines

Africa — Fastjet

Australia & Pacific — Jetstar Airways

Asia — AirAsia

Central Asia / India — IndiGo

China — West Air

South America — Sky Airline

Southwest Airlines — WestJet

Middle East — Flynas

Europe — EasyJet

Best Airline Catering

Economy — EVA Air

Premium Economy — Austrian Airlines

Business — ANA All Nippon Airways

First Class — Air France

Best Airline Seats

Economy — Japan Airlines

Premium economy — Virgin Atlantic

Business — Qatar Airways

First class — Singapore Airlines

Best Regional Airlines

World’s Best Regional Airline — Bangkok Airways

Africa — Royal Air Maroc

Asia — Bangkok Airways

South America — Azul Brazilian Airlines

North America — JetBlue Airways

Central Asia / India — Azerbaijan Airlines

Best Airline Lounges

First class — Swiss International Airlines

Business Class Lounge — United Airlines

Airline alliance lounge — Star Alliance Los Angeles

Independent airport lounge — Plaza Premium Heathrow Terminal Two

First class lounge dining — Air France

Best Airlines Staff Service — by Global Region

Africa — South African Airways

Australia / Pacific — Fiji Airways

Central Asia / India — Vistara

China — Hainan Airlines

Central America / Caribbean — Copa Airlines

South America — Azul Brazilian Airlines

North America — Delta Air Lines

Asia — Thai Airways

Middle East — Flynas

Europe — British Airways