Skytrax has named Qatar Airways world’s best airline of 2019. Every year Skytrax assesses airlines worldwide based on their performance and passenger satisfaction.
Qatar Airways takes winner title from Singapore Airlines
In 2018 it was still Singapore Airlines that was the best airline in the world. This year it is Qatar Airways that has taken the torch from the praised Asian airline from Singapore. Last year, Qatar Airways was still the number two. The top ten airlines are dominated by Eastern and Asian airlines. The sole European airline in the top ten is for the German Airline, Lufthansa, in ninth place. Over 21 million passengers from over a hundred different nationalities have taken part in the assessment.
Skytrax Awards and European Airlines
Among the European Airlines the highest ranked ones are Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines. British Airways is the only British Airline in the top 100, just after Dutch airline KLM, at rank 19.
Other special awards were given to airlines scoring high in certain subcategories.
Singapore Airlines – Best cabin crew
Qatar Airways – Best business class
Japan Airlines – Best economy class
Bangkok Airways – best regional airline
EVA Air – cleanest airplanes
AirAsia – best budget airline