Qatar airways has deposed Singapore Airlines as the 2019 best world airlines according to the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards.
Qatar Airways has been named as the World’s Best Airline for 2019.This is the fifth time Qatar Airways has been crowned the best airline in the world, as it also took the title in 2017, 2015, 2012 and 2011.
Qatar Airways also won the award for World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East – beating out Middle Eastern competitors Emirates and Etihad for the title.
Singapore Airlines was named as the world’s second best airline and it was followed by Japan’s ANA All Nippon Airways, Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific and Dubai’s Emirates.
World’s Best Airlines for 2019
1. Qatar Airways
2. Singapore Airlines
3. ANA All Nippon Airways
4. Cathay Pacific
6. EVA Air
7. Hainan Airlines
8. Qantas Airways
10. Thai Airways
The only European airline in the top 10 is Lufthansa in ninth place, but easyJet has been named as the world’s second best low-cost airline for 2019. Air Asia was awarded the title of World’s Best Low-Cost Airline while Norwegian followed closely in third – and was also awarded the title of World’s Best Long Haul Low-Cost Airline.
Taiwanese airline, EVA Air, was named as the World’s Cleanest Airline, followed by two Japanese carriers, Japan Airlines and ANA All Nippon Airways.
Japan Airlines also took the title of World’s Best Economy Class, followed by Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways.
While British Airways failed to nab any awards last year, this year they took home four accolades including Best Airline Staff in Europe, Best Airline Staff in United Kingdom, Most Improved Airline in Europe and Best Cabin Crew in the United Kingdom