Drum roll, please….the results are in from Skytrax, revealing ‘The World’s Best Airline 2019’. This year Qatar Airways takes the top accolade, leap frogging last year’s winners, Singapore airlines, who clinch second spot.

Qatar also won ‘Best Business Class Airline’ and ‘Best Business Class’ seats, with Singapore finishing in third and second place in those categories. Respectively. Singapore, however, won ‘Best First Class airline‘, with Lufthansa and Air France coming in second and third.

Skytrax also gave out awards for the ‘Best Business Airline Lounge’ with United Airlines lounge’ in San Francisco taking top spot and Virgin Australia sealing the runner-up spot.

British Airways won third place for ‘Best Business class comfort amenities’, behind Hainan Airlines in first and Qatar airways in second.

Lufthansa won ‘Best Business Class in Europe’ with Air Canada winning ‘Best business class in North America’.

Virgin Atlantic won ‘Worlds Best Premium economy’, nudging Singapore airlines into second place.

Singapore Airlines was leading the way for ‘Best cabin crew’. Eva air was voted ‘World’s cleanest airline’, followed by Japan Airlines. 

Air Transat won ‘Best leisure airline’. ANA All Nippon Airways won the ‘Best airport services’ award.

More details below:

Top 10 airlines 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 Best Premium Economy Flights 

  1. Virgin Atlantic 
  2. Singapore
  3. Air New Zealand 
  4. Austrian Airlines 
  5. Air Canada
  6. Qantas Airways 
  7. Lufthansa
  8. Virgin Australia 
  9. Aeroflot
  10. Air France 

World’s Best Business class Airline 2019

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

World’s Best First Class Airline

  1. Singapore Airlines 
  2. Lufthansa
  3. Air France 
  4. Etihad Airways 
  5. Qatar Airways 
  6. Emirates
  7. ANA All Nippon Airways 
  8. Swiss International Airlines 
  9. Qantas Airways 
  10. Oman Air 

Best cabin crew 2019

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

Cleanest airlines 2019

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

For more details check out the World Airline Awards.

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