Qatar Airways is the best airline in the world, according to Skytrax. Qatar Airways is the flagship carrier for the Middle Eastern country. Skytrax is a consultancy which runs an airline and airport review and ranking site. It has been rating the world’s best airlines since 1999. Qatar Airways is the only airline to top the list five times.
As per the website, over 300 airlines were included in the final results, and there were 21.65 million eligible survey entries counted in the final result.
The world’s top 10 airlines for 2019 in descending order (according to Skytrax) are Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, ANA All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, EVA Air, Hainan Airlines, Qantas Airways, Lufthansa and Thai Airways.
Singapore Airlines ranked top in the category best cabin staff. EVA Air was ranked the world’s cleanest airlines. In both categories Qatar Airways ranked ninth.
In April, TripAdvisor revealed the 10 best airlines in the world in its third annual Travelers’ Choice awards for Airlines. Singapore Airlines was voted No 1, and Qatar Airways was close behind at No 2. Southwest Airlines, the only U.S. airline on the list, ranked at No 6.
For Skytrax’s annual global passenger satisfaction survey, customers nominate an airline and rank their satisfaction (on a scale of 1 to 5) in categories including cabin service (like staff attitudes, boarding assistance and meal service efficiency); ground and airport experience (like check in, pre-boarding procedures and airport staff); and onboard experience (like seat comfort, cabin comfort and amenities and quality of meals).