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The 2019 world's top airlines have been announced by Skytrax. After losing their title in 2018, Qatar Airways is back on top as the ‘World's Best Airline'. Qatar Airways also took the top spot for ‘Worlds Best Business Class' and ‘World's Best Business Class Seat'. This is the fifth time the prestigious title has been awarded to Qatar Airways.

 Singapore Airlines, last year's winner was dethroned and came in second while ANA All Nippon Airways held their third place position for a third year in a row. 

"It is a proud moment for the airline as our constant innovation and service standards set the benchmark in our industry"

Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker
Qatar Airways Top Airline 2019
Qatar Business Class Q Suite (Credit Qatar Airways)

These are the top ten World's Best Airlines for 2019 according to Skytrax. The awards are seen as the most prestigious in the business and are decided on by passenger votes. 

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. All Nippon Airways
  4. Cathay Pacific
  5. Emirates
  6. EVA Air
  7. Hainan Airlines
  8. Qantas
  9. Lufthansa
  10. Thai Airways

In 2018 the U.S was snubbed and didn't walk away with one global award. This year they were able to snag the award for ‘World's Best Business Class Lounge' thanks to the United Polaris Lounge

Worlds Best Business Class Lounge - United Polaris

The award for ‘Best North American Airline' went to Air Canada, which also claimed the prize for ‘World's Best Business Class Lounge Dining.

When choosing an economy ticket your best bet would be Japan Airlines as they scooped up the award for ‘World's Best Economy Seat'. Looking for the best low cost option? Air Asia won the award for ‘World's Best Low Cost Airline'

Air Asia - World's Bes Low Cost Airline
Air Asia - World's Best Low Cost Airline (Credit: Business Traveller)

Executives from major airlines celebrated the awards ceremony held at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France. 

 
Qatar Airlines best in world 2019
Qatar Airways receives the World's Best Airline Award for 2019

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