Insight: World’s best airline for 2019 revealed

World’s best airline for 2019 revealed

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

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 

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