The best airlines in the world in 2019 revealed by Skytrax

The best airlines in the world in 2019 revealed by Skytrax

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Last year, the Gulf airline lost the first place to Singapore Airlines, but now Qatar Airways celebrates for the fifth time the prestigious award, having previously won in 2017, 2015, 2012 and 2011.

Qatar Airways also won the best executive class in the world, the best executive class chair and the best airline in the Middle East.

Singapore Airlines, the airline, known for operating the longest flight in the world, took third place but also won key prizes, including the best cabin crew in the world, the best first class in the world, the best airline in Asia and the best First class seat in the world.

In the world of low budget air travel, AirAsia won as the best low-cost airline in the world, and Japan Airlines won the best economy class in the world and the best economy class seat.

“It’s a proud moment for the airline because our constant innovation and our service standards set the benchmark in our industry,” says Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways Group.

Skytrax awards are seen as one of the most prestigious in the sector: consumers vote for them.

The executives of the airlines celebrated the awards in a ceremony at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France.

Big winners
The top 10 is the list of “who is who” in the world of aviation with the usual airlines, without major changes.

Qantas Airways achieved the number 8 on the list, after not having achieved the top 10 in 2018.

Lufthansa remains the only European airline capable of reaching the top 10.

British Airways, which did not win any award in 2018, won this year the best airline personnel, the best airline personnel in the United Kingdom and the airline that has perfected the most in Europe.

Last year, US airlines did not win any of the global awards, but this year, United Airlines won the best executive classroom in the world.

The best airline in North America is still Air Canada, which also won the award for the best executive class meal in the world.

Air France continues its reputation for haute cuisine in the sky with its victory for the best onboard first-class catering service in the world, while if you’re flying in economy class, you’ll find the best food on board on a flight of EVA Air.

The best onboard entertainment was for Emirates, and EVA Air also led the ranking of the cleanest airlines in the world.

The best airlines in the world in 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

The cleanest airlines in the world in 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 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

The best low-cost airlines

Africa – Fastjet
Australia and the 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 catering airlines

Economy class – EVA Air
Economy Premium – Austrian Airlines
Executive – ANA All Nippon Airways
First Class – Air France

The best seats of the airline

Economy class – Japan Airlines
Premium Economy – Virgin Atlantic
Executive – Qatar Airways
First class – Singapore Airlines

The best regional airlines

The best regional airline in the world – Bangkok Airways

Africa – Royal Air Maroc
Asia – Bangkok Airways
South America – Blue Brazilian Airlines
North America – JetBlue Airways
Central Asia / India – Azerbaijan Airlines

The best airline rooms

First class – Swiss International Airlines
Executive classroom – United Airlines
Best Alliance Room – Star Alliance Los Angeles
Separate airport lounge – Premium Heathrow Plaza Terminal Two
First class dining room – Air France

Best airline personnel 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 – Blue Brazilian Airlines
North America – Delta Air Lines
Asia – Thai Airways
Middle East – Flynas
Europe – British Airways