Last year, the Gulf carrier was pipped to the post by Singapore Airlines, but now Qatar Airways is celebrating its fifth time grabbing the prestigious accolade — having previously won 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.
The top 10 is a familiar who’s-who of the aviation world — with no big shake-ups.
Qantas Airways nabbed number 8 on the list, after failing to make the top 10 in 2019.Lufthansa is still the only European airline able to break the top 10.
British Airways, which failed to win any accolade in 2018, this year won Best Airline Staff in Europe, Best Airline Staff in the United Kingdom and Most Improved Airline in Europe.
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
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