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Skytrax World’s Best Airlines Awards 2019
« on: June 19, 2019, 05:03:45 PM »
 Thai Airways sneaks into Top Ten. Skytrax World’s Best Airlines Awards 2019.  - full article courtesy of The Thaiger

Qatar Airways is the world’s best airline in the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Last year’s winner Singapore Airlines, has been relegated to second place. Asian airlines have taken six of the top ten spots with Thai Airways, despite their local woes, just sneaking into the Top Ten.

The Skytrax awards are the most prestigious in the business, voted for by travellers.

Qatar Airways has also won the Skytrax top award in 2017, 2015, 2012 and 2011. Qatar Airways also won World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East. Qantas Airways nabbed number 8 on the list, after failing to make the top 10 in 2019.

Singapore Airlines also won key awards including World’s Best Cabin Crew, World’s Best First Class, Best Airline in Asia and World’s Best First Class Seat. AirAsia won World’s Best Low-Cost Airline topping off a stellar win for Asian airlines this year. Lufthansa was the only European airline able to break the top 10. US airlines were conspicuously absent in the listings but United Airlines did World’s Best Business Class Lounge.

British Airways, which failed to attract any awards in 2018, won Best Airline Staff in the UK and Most Improved Airline in Europe (that will make a wonderful headline in the British tabloids today).

World’s Best Airlines for 2019

1. Qatar Airway 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

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
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