However, as we approach the quieter months of travel in September and October, there was cause for celebration in London on Friday, as industry leaders gathered at the Langham Hotel for the 2022 Skytrax World Aviation Awards – the first time the event has been held in person. Since 2019
Skytrax, the UK-based airline and airport review and rating website, conducted more than 14 million customer surveys in over 100 countries between September 2021 to August 2022 to find out which airline is currently the preferred airline in the world.
This year’s winner was no stranger to the podium. The newly-crowned Qatar Airways has won the top prize a total of seven times since the awards were presented in 1999. The Qatar national airline also took another eight thunderbolts on Friday, including Best Business Class, Best Business Class Seat, and Best Business Class. dining room. This would be plenty to bring back through handbags.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, thanked his “wonderful employees” for their “continued dedication and leadership” and said, “Winning these awards in the same year that we celebrate our 25th anniversary is even more rewarding.”
Soon after receiving the award, he told CNN Travel that the secret to the airline’s sustainable success was: “Consistent service, consistent product, consistent passenger interest, and absolute dedication from everyone who works for the airline.”
Emirates is ranked third in the Skytrax 2022 rankings, regularly topping the “Best” lists.
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Singapore Airlines, the world’s second newest airline according to a Skytrax survey, also won nine awards, including Best Cabin Staff, Best First Class, Best First Class Seat and Best First Class Catering.
Emirates Airlines came in third place, taking home the awards for best in-flight entertainment, best economy class, best catering service in economy class, and best seat in premium economy class.
Japan’s ANA (All Nippon Airways) took fourth place and also took the title of world’s cleanest airline: it wasn’t when two years of Covid-19 meant that customers were particularly concerned about hygiene and hygiene standards. It won four other awards in addition, including Best Airport Services.
Australian airline Qantas ranked fifth in a survey of more than 350 airlines in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.
Delta Air Lines was the leading airline in the United States, winning six region-specific award categories, while Turkish Airlines was the number one carrier in Europe, taking home four awards including the title of Best Airline in Europe.
Albertine Murasera, a flight attendant in Rwanda who won the award for best cabin crew service in Africa, said the award would encourage the airline to raise standards even further.
It’s an award for “best employees,” she told CNN, which is a very big win for us. “This will encourage us to continue to care about our passengers.”
Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax, said that while the awards celebrated the best in aviation, the industry was still grappling with the pressures of Covid, staff shortages and rising fuel prices due to the conflict in Ukraine.
“Overall, it wasn’t the happiest times in many ways,” he told the concert audience.
The world’s top 20 airlines in 2022, according to Skytrax
1. Qatar Airways
2. Singapore Airlines
3. Emirates Airlines
4 – Anna (First Nippon Airways)
5. Qantas Airways
6. Japan Airlines
7. Turkish Airlines
8. Air France
9. Korean Air
10. Swiss International Airlines
11. British Airways
12. Etihad Airways
13. China Southern Airlines
14. Hainan Airlines
16. Cathay Pacific
18. Eva Air
19. Virgin Atlantic
Qantas is the Australian flag bearer and No. 5 on this year’s list.
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Best cabin crew in the world
The best cabin cleaner in the world
Anna All Nippon Airways
The best independent airport lounge in the world
The world’s best business class lounge
The best leisure airline in the world
Best Low-Cost Airline in the World / Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia
Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe
Best Low-Cost Airline in North America
Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa
The world’s best long-haul low-cost airline
The best airlines in the world
Best First Class Airline in the World: Singapore Airlines
Best Business Class Airline in the World: Qatar Airways
The world’s best premium economy airline: Virgin Atlantic
World’s Best Economy Class Airline: Emirates
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