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Skytrax Reveals World Airline Awards For 2022

The “World Airline Awards,” often referred to as “the Oscars of the aviation industry,” and after being held virtually for the last two years, this year’s edition, “2022 World Airline Awards,” was held today, Friday the 23rd of September, under the organization of Skytrax, with airlines from all over the world attending at the venerable Langham Hotel in London, United Kingdom. We gathered the most significant award winners of this edition in this article. Let’s dig in!


Qatar Airways is named World’s Best Airline for the 7th time!

2022 World Airline Awards by Skytrax - Qatar Airways was chosen as the Best Airline in the world in 2022
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At the 2022 World Airline Awards, Qatar Airways was chosen as the Best Airline in the world, taking home the honor of being named Airline of the Year. Since the awards were established in 1999, the newly crowned Qatar Airways has won the top prize seven times in total. A total of eight additional awards were given to the Qatari flag carrier on Friday, including those for Best Business Class, Best Business Class Seat, and Best Business Class Lounge Dining.

Qatar Airways on Twitter
2022 World Airline Awards by Skytrax - Qatar Airways was chosen as the Best Airline in the world in 2022
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“To be named as the World’s Best Airline was always a goal when Qatar Airways was created, but to win it for the seventh time and pick up three additional awards is a testament to all the hard work of our incredible employees. Their continued dedication and drive is to ensure our passengers have the best experience possible when they fly with Qatar Airways. To win these awards in the same year that we celebrate our 25th anniversary is even more rewarding and I want to offer a sincere thanks to all our passengers who voted for us. Your support drives us to greater achievements every day, we value your loyalty and aim to create memories of a lifetime when you fly with Qatar Airways.

2022 World Airline Awards by Skytrax - Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker
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Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker

To receive the 2022 World’s Best Airline award is a great recognition of Qatar Airways high standards, and recognizes the hard work and dedication from every member of the airline’s staff to satisfy customers. Qatar Airways was the largest airline to have flown consistently throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with their network never falling below 30 destinations, and that determination has clearly been well recognized by customers with this award as Airline of the Year 2022. For Qatar Airways to achieve this top accolade for a seventh time is both a unique and remarkable achievement, and we congratulate them for this success.

Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax

Singapore Airlines, the World’s Second-Ranked Carrier

2022 World Airline Awards by Skytrax - Singapore Airlines, the World's Second-Ranked Carrier
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Singapore Airlines, the second-ranked airline in the world, according to Skytrax’s survey also took home nine other prizes, including those for Best Cabin Crew, Best First Class, Best First-Class Seat, and Best First-Class Catering.


Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways were the two biggest winners at the Awards, each taking home nine prizes. Delta Air Lines was the regional winner in North America with six awards. Turkish Airlines dominated Europe, winning four awards, including the fiercely contested Best Airline in Europe prize.

The World’s Top 20 Airlines in 2022 According to Skytrax

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Emirates
  4. ANA All Nippon Airways
  5. Qantas Airways
  6. Japan Airlines
  7. Turkish Airlines
  8. Air France
  9. Korean Air
  10. Swiss Int’l Air Lines
  11. British Airways
  12. Etihad Airways
  13. China Southern
  14. Hainan Airlines
  15. Lufthansa
  16. Cathay Pacific
  17. KLM
  18. EVA Air
  19. Virgin Atlantic
  20. Vistara

To view the World’s Top 100 Airlines 2022 tap HERE

Other winners at the 2022 Awards:

Best Airline in Africa:

  • Ethiopian Airlines

Best Airline in the Asia:

  • Singapore Airlines

Best Airline in Europe:

  • Turkish Airlines

Best Airline in the Middle East:

  • Qatar Airways

Best Airline in North America:

  • Delta Air Lines

Best Airline in South America:


World’s Best Low-Cost Airline:

  • AirAsia

World’s Best Long Haul Low-Cost Airline:

  • Scoot

Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa:

  • FlySafair

Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia:

  • AirAsia

Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe:

  • Ryanair

Best Low-Cost Airline in the Middle East:

  • Flynas

Best Low-Cost Airline in North America:

  • Southwest Airlines

Best Low-Cost Airline in South America:

  • Sky Airline

World’s Best Airline Cleanliness:

  • ANA All Nippon Airways

World’s Best Cabin Crew:

  • Singapore Airlines

World’s Best First Class Airline:

  • Singapore Airlines

World’s Best Business Class:

  • Qatar Airways

World’s Best Premium Economy Class Airline:

  • Virgin Atlantic

World’s Best Economy Class:

  • Emirates


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