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Qatar Airways voted the best Airline for the fifth time at 2019 World Airline Awards

  • 18 June 2019
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Qatar Airways voted the best Airline for the fifth time at 2019 World Airline Awards
Qatar Airways is back on top with flying colors, nabbing the top spot at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards.
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.
It's not all bad news for Singapore Airlines -- the carrier known for running the world's longest flight may have been shunted down to third place on the rankings, but Singapore also won key awards including World's Best Cabin Crew, World's Best First Class, Best Airline in Asia and World's Best First Class Seat.
In the world of budget air travel, AirAsia won World's Best Low-Cost Airline and Japan Airlines won World's Best Economy Class and Economy Class Seat.
"It is a proud moment for the airline as our constant innovation and service standards set the benchmark in our industry," says Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker.
The Skytrax awards are seen as among the most prestigious in the business -- they're voted for by consumers.
Airline executives celebrated at a ceremony held at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France.

Big winners
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.
Last year, US carriers failed to win any of the global awards -- but this year, United Airlines won World's Best Business Class Lounge.
The Best Airline in North America is still Air Canada -- which also scooped the prize for World's Best Business Class Lounge Dining.
Air France continues its reputation for haute cuisine in the sky with its win for World's Best First Class Onboard Catering, while if you're flying economy you'll apparently find the best food on board an EVA Air flight.
Best inflight entertainment went to Emirates and EVA Air also topped the ranking of the World's Cleanest Airlines.
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