Named the Best Airline in the World for 2022

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London (CNN) – From covid to chaos, it’s been another bumpy year for the airline industry. In much of the Northern Hemisphere, the busy summer season has been plagued by delays and cancellations, while a new study in the United States this week finds that plane passenger satisfaction is declining overall.

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.

Just two months ago, the carrier took first place in AirlineRatings.com’s ranking of the best airlines in the world.

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.

Ryanair’s surprise

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.

In one of the biggest changes of the day, Irish airline Ryanair – which has never been afraid of causing controversy in its 37-year history – has won the awards for the first time, taking the title of Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline. . This success with customers has to be largely attributed to its emergence this summer as one of the region’s most reliable airlines, canceling relatively few flights and even offering “rescue” flights in July and August to help people stranded by cancellations. by their competitors.

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.

Airlines do not pay any entry or registration fees to be eligible for awards and all survey and awards event costs are paid by Skytrax. For the full list of winners, visit the Skytrax website.

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

15. Lufthansa

16. Cathay Pacific

17. KLM

18. Eva Air

19. Virgin Atlantic

20. Vista

Qantas is the Australian flag bearer and No. 5 on this year's list.

Qantas is the Australian flag bearer and No. 5 on this year’s list.

Tino Plunert / dpa / picture-alliance / AP

Best cabin crew in the world

Singapore Airlines

The best cabin cleaner in the world

Anna All Nippon Airways

The best independent airport lounge in the world

Plaza Premium

The world’s best business class lounge

Virgin Atlantic

The best leisure airline in the world

Sun Express

Best Low-Cost Airline in the World / Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia

Air Asia

Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe

Ryan Air

Best Low-Cost Airline in North America

Southwest Airlines

Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa

Fly Sapphire

The world’s best long-haul low-cost airline

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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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