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Here Are 2019’s Best Airlines In The World

By Kelsey Marie

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Almost 22 million people across over 100 countries voted for their favorite airlines and now the winners of the 2019 World Airline Awards, administered by Skytrax, have been announced.

The recipients of the awards were determined based on the results of an online survey which was conducted between September 2018 and May 2019. The survey featured more than 300 airlines and was available in English, Spanish, French, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.

According to Skytrax, “the focus of our annual survey is for travelers to make their own, personal choices as to which airlines they consider to be best.”

They also said that all the survey entries were screened so the IP address and user information could be identified, ensuring that there are no duplicate, fraudulent or ineligible entries.

Qatar Airways received the top prize for the World’s Best Airline. They also won the Best Business Class award and Best Airline in the Middle East award.

Middle Eastern and Asian airlines companies were the top winners, along with a small amount of U.S. and European airlines.


Southwest Airlines came in fourth in the World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines category.

Here are all of the 2019 winners by category:

The World’s Top 10 Airlines

  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

The World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines

  1. AirAsia
  2. easyJet
  3. Norwegian
  4. Southwest Airlines
  5. AirAsiaX
  6. Jetstar Airways
  7. WestJet
  8. Indigo
  9. Ryanair
  10. Eurowings

The World’s Best Cabin Staff

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Garuda Indonesia
  3. ANA All Nippon Airways
  4. Thai Airways
  5. EVA Air
  6. Cathay Pacific
  7. Hainan Airlines
  8. Japan Airlines
  9. Qatar Airways
  10. China Airlines

The World’s Cleanest Airlines

  1. EVA Air
  2. Japan Airlines
  3. ANA All Nippon Airways
  4. Singapore Airlines
  5. Asiana Airlines
  6. Hainan Airlines
  7. Swiss Int’l Airlines
  8. Cathay Pacific
  9. Qatar Airways
  10. Lufthansa

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