‘World’s best airlines’ for 2021 revealed by Skytrax

(CNN) — It hasn’t been a fantastic 12 months for airways, due to Covid’s impression on the aviation trade, however for one Center East provider it is simply received so much higher.

Qatar Airways has taken the highest spot within the newest rating of the world’s greatest airways by Skytrax, a assessment physique that additionally produces a hotly anticipated annual record of greatest airports.

Vacationers have been requested in regards to the efficiency and high quality of greater than 350 world airways.

Quantity two on Skytrax’s record went to Singapore Airways, whereas ANA All Nippon Airways got here in at quantity three.

That is Qatar Airways sixth time successful the Skytrax high prize. This 12 months it was additionally awarded World’s Greatest Enterprise Class, World’s Greatest Enterprise Class Seat, Greatest Airline within the Center East, World’s Greatest Enterprise Class Airline Lounge and Greatest Enterprise Class Onboard Catering.

“It is clear that Qatar Airways has maintained its high standards of innovation and service standards, both in more normal times and through the current global pandemic,” stated Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted in a press release on the outcomes.

Rounding out Skytrax’s high 5 are Emirates and Japan Airways.

Flying throughout a pandemic

It has been a lower than common 12 months for the aviation trade, with many carriers remaining grounded for a lot of the previous 18 months. Skytrax swapped its common in-person celebration for a web based announcement this 12 months.

Qatar Airways’ planes have remained fairly energetic within the skies in the course of the pandemic.

“We never abandoned our loyal customers when they needed us the most, we continued flying to get people home and implemented stringent biosafety measures to provide strong reassurance for travellers, all while continuing to innovate to ensure we remain the airline of choice for millions of passengers across the globe,” stated Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al-Baker in a press release on the win.

Second place Singapore Airways was additionally topped Greatest Airline in Asia, and gained for Greatest Cabin Crew, World’s Greatest First Class, World’s Greatest First Class Seat and Greatest Financial system Class Onboard Catering. Third place ANA Al Nippon Airways was additionally acknowledged as residence of the World’s Cleanest Airline Cabins, World’s Greatest Airport Providers, Greatest Airline Employees in Asia and Greatest First Class Lounge in Asia.

Skytrax notes that “there have been some up and down movements versus 2019 results, although a core of airlines still dominate these higher positions.”

Japan Airways was absent from Skytrax’s 2019 high 10, however this 12 months got here in at quantity 5. In the meantime Lufthansa and Thai Airways got here in at quantity 9 and 10 in 2019, however fell down the charts this 12 months to 13 and 23 respectively.

Noteworthy firsts on this 12 months’s awards might be discovered within the low-cost market awards — Singaporean funds provider Scoot was named the World’s Greatest Lengthy Haul Low-Price Airline, whereas Spanish provider Vueling Airways gained Greatest Low-Price Airline in Europe, beating off competitors from the likes of EasyJet.

Skytrax topped Air France the Greatest Airline in Europe, whereas the French nationwide provider was additionally the one European airline to interrupt into the general high 10. British Airways was quantity 11 on the general record, and gained Greatest Airline in the UK, in addition to Greatest Airline Employees in Europe and Greatest Premium Financial system Onboard Catering.

Within the US market, Delta Air Strains was topped Greatest Airline in North America and was acknowledged for Greatest Premium Financial system Class Airline Seat, Greatest Enterprise Class in North America and Greatest Premium Financial system Class in North America. Delta was additionally the highest rated US airline general, at quantity 30 on the general record.

Skytrax Prime Airways 2021

1. Qatar Airways

2. Singapore Airways

3. ANA All Nippon Airways

4. Emirates

5. Japan Airways

6. Cathay Pacific

7. EVA Air

8. Qantas Airways

9. Hainan Airways

10. Air France

Skytrax World’s Cleanest Airline Cabins 2021

1. ANA All Nippon Airways

2. Singapore Airways

3. Japan Airways

4. Qatar Airways

5. EVA Air

6. Cathay Pacific Airways

7. Asiana Airways

8. Korean Air

9. Hainan Airways

10. Swiss Worldwide Air Strains

Skytrax Greatest Airways by International Area 2021

Northern Europe — Finnair

Western Europe — Air France

Japanese Europe — Aeroflot Russian Airways

Africa — Ethiopian Airways

Australia / Pacific — Qantas Airways

Central Asia / India — Air Astana

China — Hainan Airways

Central America / Caribbean — Copa Airways

South America — LATAM

North America — Delta Air Strains

Asia — Singapore Airways

Center East — Qatar Airways

Europe — Air France

Skytrax World’s Greatest Low-Price Airways 2021

1. AirAsia

2. Southwest Airways

3. Scoot

4. Vueling Airways

5. IndiGo

6. EasyJet

7. Jetstar Airways

8. Ryanair

9. Jetstar Asia

10. Flynas

Skytrax World’s Greatest Cabin Crew 2021

1. Singapore Airways

2. ANA All Nippon Airways

3. Thai Airways

4. Garuda Indonesia

5. Japan Airways

6. Hainan Airways

7. EVA Air

8. Asiana Airways

9. Cathay Pacific Airways

10. Qatar Airways

Skytrax Greatest Airline Seats 2021

Financial system — Japan Airways

Premium financial system — Delta Air Strains

Enterprise — Qatar Airways

Top notch — Singapore Airways