Still, as we enter the quieter travel months of September and October, there was reason to celebrate in London on Friday, as industry leaders gathered at the Langham Hotel for the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022. — This event was held for the first time. Held in person since 2019.
Skytrax, a UK-based airline and airport review and rating site, polled more than 14 million users in more than 100 countries between September 2021 and August 2022 to find out the world’s current favorite airline. Surveys have been conducted.
This year’s winner was no stranger to the podium. Newly crowned Qatar Airways has won the top prize a total of seven times since the awards were introduced in 1999. The Qatari flag carrier also picked up eight more gongs on Friday, including Best Business Class, Best Business Class Seat and Best Business Class. Lounge Dining. That would be a lot to bring back by hand luggage.
Akbar Al Bakr, group chief executive of Qatar Airways, thanked his “incredible employees” for “their continued dedication and drive” and said it was “great to win these awards in the same year as we celebrate our 25th anniversary.”
Shortly after receiving the award, he told CNN Travel that the secret to the airline’s continued success was: “Consistent service, consistent product, consistent focus on passengers and total dedication by everyone working at the airline. “
Singapore Airlines, the world’s new No. 2 carrier, also won nine awards, including Best Cabin Staff, Best First Class, Best First Class Seat and Best First Class Catering, according to the Skytrax survey.
The UAE’s flag carrier Emirates came third, and was also awarded for Best In-Flight Entertainment, Best Economy Class, Best Economy Class Catering and Best Premium Economy Class Seat.
Japan’s ANA (All Nippon Airways) came in at number 4 and was also named the world’s cleanest airline: Two years of Covid-19 means customers are particularly concerned about hygiene and cleanliness standards. have It also won four other awards, including Best Airport Services.
Australian airline Qantas ranked fifth in a survey of more than 350 airlines conducted in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.
Delta Air Lines was the leading airline in the US, winning six award categories by region, while Turkish Airlines was the top airline in Europe, taking home four awards, including the most competitive Best Airline in Europe. The honor is also included.
Albertine Marasira, a flight attendant at Rwanda Air, which won the Best Airline Staff Service Award in Africa, said the award would encourage the carrier to raise standards even further.
As it’s “an award for outstanding employees, it’s a huge win for us,” he told CNN. “It will encourage us to take care of our passengers.”
Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted said that while the awards celebrated the best in aviation, the industry was still dealing with the stress of Covid, staff shortages and rising fuel prices due to the conflict in Ukraine.
“It wasn’t exactly the happiest of times in many ways,” he told the event’s audience.
According to Skytrax, the world’s top 20 airlines in 2022
1. Qatar Airways
2. Singapore Airlines
4. ANA (All 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 Australia’s flag carrier and number 5 on this year’s list.
The best cabin staff in the world
World’s Best Airline Cabin Cleaning
ANA All Nippon Airways
The world’s best independent airport lounge
The world’s best business class lounge
The best laser airline in the world
World’s Best Low-Cost Airline/Asia’s Best Low-Cost Airline
The best low-cost airline in Europe
The best low-cost airline in North America
Best low cost airline in Africa
The world’s best long-haul low-cost airline
World’s best in class airlines
World’s Best First Class Airline: Singapore Airlines
World’s Best Business Class Airline: Qatar Airways
World’s Best Premium Economy Class Airline: Virgin Atlantic
World’s Best Economy Class Airline: Emirates