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Qatar Airways named best airline in the world at the ‘Oscars of Aviation’ for the seventh year in a row

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Qatar Airways has been named the world’s best airline for the seventh year in a row at the ‘Oscars of Aviation’, with BA 11th, Delta top in the US and Ryanair named best European budget airline

  • The prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022 took place at The Langham Hotel in London
  • A Skytrax representative says it is a ‘unique achievement’ for Qatar Airways to win for the seventh time
  • Singapore Airlines picks up the gong for the world’s best cabin crew and the world’s best first class

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Qatar Airways has been named the world’s best airline for the seventh year in a row at the Oscars of Aviation.

The airline ruled over 350 airlines in the 2022 Skytrax World Airline Awards, with Singapore Airlines in second place and Emirates in third place.

The leading British airline is British Airways, which ranks 11th globally for the second year in a row. The number one airline in North America, meanwhile, is Delta Air Lines, which has climbed from 30th to 24th globally, while Qantas tops Australia/Pacific, rising from eighth to fifth in the global ranking.

Qatar Airways has been named the world’s best airline for the seventh year in a row at the ‘Oscars of Aviation’ – the Skytrax World Airline Awards. Above are the airline’s business class ‘Qsuites’

A Qatar Airways Boeing 777.  The airline picks up the gong for World's Best Business Class, Best Business Class Airline seat and Best Business Class Lounge Dining

A Qatar Airways Boeing 777. The airline picks up the gong for World’s Best Business Class, Best Business Class Airline seat and Best Business Class Lounge Dining

Edward Plaisted of Skytrax says it is a “unique and remarkable achievement” for Qatar Airways to win for the seventh time in a row.

He continues: ‘Qatar Airways was the largest airline to have flown consistently during the Covid-19 pandemic, with their network never falling below 30 destinations, and that determination has clearly been well recognized by customers with this award as Airline of the Year 2022. .”

It was not the only accolade the airline received at the prestigious awards, which took place at The Langham Hotel in London. Gongs for World’s Best Business Class, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Business Class Lounge Dining can also be added to the trophy cabinet.

SKYTRAX GLOBAL AWARD WINNERS FOR 2022

THE 20 BEST AIRLINES IN THE WORLD IN 2022

1. Qatar Airways

2. Singapore Airlines

3. Emirates

4. ANA All Nippon Airways

5. Qantas Airways

6. Japan Airlines

7. Turkish Airlines

8. Air France

9. Korean Air

10. Swiss Int’l Air Lines

11. British Airways

12. Etihad Airways

13. Southern China

14. Hainan Airlines

15. Lufthansa

16. Cathay Pacific

17. KLM

18. EVA Air

19. Virgin Atlantic

20. Vistara

21. Finnair

22. Gulf Air

23. Bangkok Airways

24. Delta Air Lines

25. Iberia

26. Ethiopian Airlines

27. AirAsia

28. Aegean Airlines

29. Scoot

30. Air New Zealand

31. Garuda Indonesia

32. Austrian

33. Asiana Airlines

34. Saudi Arabian Airlines

35. Southwest Airlines

36. Fiji Airways

37. Oman Air

38. Air Astana

39. WestJet

40. Ryanair

THE WORLD’S BEST LONG-HAUL LOW-COST AIRLINES

1. Scoot

2. Jetstar Airways

3. Air Canada Rouge

4. LEVEL

5. AirAsiaX

THE WORLD’S BEST LEISURE AIRLINES

1. Sun Express

2. Air Transat

3. TUI Airways

4. TUIfly

5. Vitravel Airlines

THE WORLD’S BEST CABIN CREW IN 2022

1. Singapore Airlines

2. ANA All Nippon Airways

3. Garuda Indonesia

4. Thai Airways

5. Japan Airlines

6. Qatar Airways

7. Hainan Airlines

8. Asiana Airlines

9. EVA Air

10. Cathay Pacific

THE BEST AIRLINE CLEANING IN 2022

1. ANA All Nippon Airways

2. Singapore Airlines

3. Japan Airlines

4. Qatar Airways

5. Hainan Airlines

6. Asiana Airlines

7. Korean Air

8. China Airlines

9. Fiji Airways

10. Cathay Pacific

THE WORLD’S BEST BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGES

1. Virgin Atlantic

2. Qatar Airways

3. Turkish Airlines

4. Singapore Airlines

5. Air France

6. KLM

7. United Airlines

8. Air Canada

9. Emirates

10. Gulf Air

THE WORLD’S BEST INDEPENDENT AIRPORT LOUNGES

1. Plaza Premium

2. First-class

3. The Pearl – Bahrain Airport

4. iGA Lounge – Istanbul Airport

5. Aspire by Swissport

THE BEST LOW COST AIRLINES IN EUROPE

1. Ryanair

2. Vueling Airlines

3. EasyJet

4. Jet2.com

5. Eurowings

6. airBaltic

7. Norwegian

8. Wizz Air

9. LEVEL

10. Pegasus Airlines

Source: Skytrax

Singapore Airlines ranks second worldwide, taking the gold medal for the world's best cabin crew and the world's best first class.  Pictured is one of the business class seats in an Airbus A380

Singapore Airlines ranks second worldwide, taking the gold medal for the world’s best cabin crew and the world’s best first class. Pictured is one of the business class seats in an Airbus A380

Pictured is a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-800

Pictured is a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-800

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, says: ‘To be named the world’s best airline was always a goal when Qatar Airways was founded, but to win it for the seventh time and three additional awards to receive it is a testament to all the hard work of our incredible employees.

“Their continued dedication and drive is to ensure our passengers have the best possible experience when flying with Qatar Airways.

“To win these awards in the same year as we celebrate our 25th anniversary is even more rewarding and I would like to sincerely thank all our passengers who voted for us. Your support drives us to greater achievements every day. We value your loyalty and strive to create memories of a lifetime when you fly with Qatar Airways.”

Emirates is ranked as the third best airline in the world in 2022.  Pictured above is one of the dreamy private suites

Emirates is ranked as the third best airline in the world in 2022. Pictured above is one of the dreamy private suites

The leading British airline is British Airways, which ranks 11th globally for the second year in a row.  One of the airline's A380 planes is pictured above flying over the White Cliffs of Dover

The leading British airline is British Airways, which ranks 11th globally for the second year in a row. One of the airline’s A380 planes is pictured above flying over the White Cliffs of Dover

British Airways has won the Best Airline Staff Service in Europe and Best Cabin Crew in Europe awards.  The first class cabin of a BA A380 is pictured above

British Airways has won the Best Airline Staff Service in Europe and Best Cabin Crew in Europe awards. The first class cabin of a BA A380 is pictured above

The number one airline in North America is Delta Air Lines.  Pictured is the airline's 'Delta One' business class cabin

The number one airline in North America is Delta Air Lines. Pictured is the airline’s ‘Delta One’ business class cabin

Delta Air Lines has risen from 30th to 24th worldwide

Delta Air Lines has risen from 30th to 24th worldwide

For the first time ever, Ryanair (40th worldwide) has been named Europe’s best low-cost airline, with Vueling Airlines in second place and easyJet in third place.

Other notable successes in this year’s aviation awards include ANA All Nippon Airways (fourth worldwide) claiming the top prize in the world’s cleanest airlines category of 2022, Emirates winning the gong for the world’s best Economy Class, Virgin Atlantic (19th worldwide) to win the award for Best Airline Premium Economy Class and Singapore Airlines receives the gold medal for World’s Best Cabin Staff and World’s Best First Class.

Ryanair (40th worldwide) has been named Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe for the first time ever

Ryanair (40th worldwide) has been named Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe for the first time ever

Ryanair surpasses second place Vueling Airlines and third place easyJet in Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe category

Ryanair surpasses second place Vueling Airlines and third place easyJet in Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe category

Turkish Airlines (seventh worldwide) earns the title of Best Airline in Europe and BA has also won Best Airline Staff Service in Europe and Best Cabin Crew in Europe.

The winners of the Skytrax World Airline Awards are determined by a large-scale passenger satisfaction survey. More than 100 customer nationalities participated this year, with the 2022 Awards based on 14.32 million eligible survey submissions. The online survey ran from September 2021 to August 2022.

For more information visit www.worldairlineawards.com.

Qantas tops Australia/Pacific, rising from eighth to fifth in the world rankings.  Above is the carrier's Premium Economy cabin

Qantas tops Australia/Pacific, rising from eighth to fifth in the world rankings. Above is the carrier’s Premium Economy cabin

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