So what are the best airlines in the world for the year 2019?
According to Skytrax, an aviation research firm, here are the best airlines in the world for the year 2019. In a world where the aviation industry is big business, airlines try to outdo each other for business.
The airlines rank according to the positions indicated. Let us have a look.
- Qatar Airways
- Singapore airlines.
- ANA All Nippon Airways.
- Cathey Pacific Airways.
- Eva Air.
- Hainan Airlines
- Thai Airlines
- Japan Airlines
- Garunda Indonesia.
- Swiss International Airlines.
- China South Airlines.
- Austrian Airlines.
- Air New Zealand
- Bangkok Airways.
- KLM Dutch Royal Airlines.
- British Airways
Best Airlines in the world 2019, a closer look.
1. Qatar Airways
Qatar Airlines emerged the best airline in the world for the year 2019 after a survey by aviation Skytrax, a firm that bring us these ranks every year. Apart from being the best airline in the world, it also scooped the award of the best business class and business class seat of the year.
Name of Airline: Qatar Airways.
2. Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines dropped one position to second position. It was the best airline in the year 2018, which tells you that should you find yourself on this airline, rest assured that you are onboard a good airline.
This airline also bagged the world’s best cabin crew award, the best airline in Asia, the world’s best first class, and the world’s best first-class seat this year.
Name of Airline: Singapore Airlines.
3. ANA All Nippon Airways.
At Position 3 among the best airlines in the world is the ANA All Nippon Airways. This is the largest airline in Japan, which is headquartered at the Shiodome area in Shiodome, Tokyo metropolis.
The airline besides being position 3, bagged the he world’s best airport services, the world’s best business-class onboard catering, the best business class in Asia, and the best airline staff in Japan this year.
Name of Airline: ANA All Nippon Airlines.
4. Cathey Pacific Airways.
Cathey Pacific Airways is the flag carrier of Hong Kong with its headquarters and hub at the Hong Kong International Airport.
The airline operates a fleet of planes such as the Airbus A 330, Airbus A 380 and the Boeing 777. Apart from being among the top 4, it received from passengers high ratings for technology and safety for the previous year.
Name of Airline: Cathey Pacific Airways.
Country: Hong Kong.
Emirates, one of the most famous airline in the world bagged position 5. It the flag carrier of United Arab Emirates( UAE).
This airline scooped the best inflight entertainment of the year award.
Name of Airline: Emirates.
6. Eva Air.
This is not a much known airline, which is why scooping position 6 was no mean feat. If you are scratching your head, then read this.
Eva Air which stand for ‘Evergreen Airways’ is a Taiwanese based Airline that operates from the Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei.
Moreover, according to Skytrax, it is a 5-star airline and the second largest in Taiwan and operates to all continents except South America and Africa.
EVA Air won the awards for the world’s best airline-cabin cleanliness and the world’s best economy-class catering this year.
Name of Airline: Eva Air.
7. Hainan Airlines
Hainan is a Chinese Airline that is based at Haikou, Hainan in China. It is the 4th largest airline in China and among the top ten in Asia.
Bagging position one did not come easy, it had to work to become best airline in China, best airline staff in China, and the world’s best business-class amenities the year 2019.
Name of Airline: Hainan Airlines.
Qantas is a well-known airline that is the flag carrier of Australia. It is the largest airline in the world in terms of number of fleets it owns and one of the oldest in the world.
During this year’s awards, it won the best airline, best first-class, and best business-class in the Australia/Pacific region this year.
Name of Airline: Qantas.
Lufthansa is the largest airline in Germany and by extension the largest airline in Europe if you include its subsidiaries.
It is the first airline from Europe to appear on this list. As you have seen, the top 8 positions have been dominated by airlines from Asia.
In 2019, Lufthansa won the awards for best airline in Europe and best first-class in Europe this year.
Name of Airline: Lufthansa.
10. Thai Airlines
At position 10 among the best airlines in the world 2019, is the Thai Airlines. Thai Airlines is the flag carrier of Thailand.
Thai Airways won the awards for best airline staff in Asia and the world’s best airline spa facility this in 2019.
Name of Airline: Thai Airlines.
11. Japan Airlines
During this year’s awards, Japan Airlines won the world’s best economy class and the world’s best economy-class seat of the year.
Name of Airline: Japan Airlines.
12. Garunda Indonesia.
Garunda Indonesia is the flag carrier of Indonesia and has it hub at the Hatta International Airport- Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta.
Garuda Indonesia won the award for best airline staff in Indonesia this year.
Name of Airline: Garunda Indonesia.
13. Swiss International Airlines.
Swiss International Airlines is the flag carrier of Switzerland and is commonly referred to as Swiss. It is the second European carrier to appear on this list.
Swiss International Airlines won the award for the world’s best first-class lounge this year.
Name of Airline: Swiss International Airlines.
14. China South Airlines.
This is another Chinese airline on this list. It is among the top three airlines in China and among the top ten in the world based on the number of passengers moved.
Though it never won a particular award, it emerged as the 14th best airline in the world 2019.
Name of Airline: Swiss International Airlines.
15. Austrian Airlines.
Coming again from the old world continent of Europe is the Austrian Airline. This is the third Europe airline to appear in this list.
Austrian Airlines won the award for best premium economy-class catering, best business-class catering in Europe, and best cabin crew in Europe for the year 2019.
Name of Airline: Austria Airlines.
16. Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand is the flag carrier of New Zealand based in Auckland. It operates fights to both domestic and International destinations.
Air New Zealand won the award for best premium economy in the Australia/Pacific region this year.
Name of Airline: Air New Zealand.
Country: New Zealand.
17. Bangkok Airways.
This is another Airline based in Bangkok in Thailand. Bangkok Airways won the award for the world’s best regional airline this year.
Name of Airline: Bangkok Airways.
18. KLM Dutch Royal Airlines.
This is the fourth European airline to appear here. It is the flag carrier of the Netherlands and is based at Amstelveen, with its hub at the Amsterdam International Airport Schiphol. It ranks as the 19th best for the year 2019.
Name of Airline: KLM Dutch Royal Airlines.
19. British Airways
British Airways come in at position 19. This is the national carrier of United Kingdom and the largest in the Kingdom.
British Airways won the award for best airline staff in Europe this year.
Name of Airline: British Airways.
Country: United Kingdom.
At position 20 is Airasia. It operates to 130 destinations around the world. Moreover, it is the one of the cheapest airlines in the world, and true to this AirAsia won the award for best low-cost airline this year.
Name of Airline: AirAsia.
Did your national flag carrier appear on this list? Or did an airline from your country appear here? If not, then you know the best airlines in the world in 2019.
There were no airlines from Africa and shockingly enough, there were no airlines from the United States. The list is dominated by Airlines from Asia.
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