Everyone's got their opinion on which airline is the best (and the worst). Now everyone has had their say and Qatar Airways has come out on top - for the third time in five years.
Skytrax announced the winners of its annual World Airline Awards at the Paris Air Show a couple of weeks ago (side note: ah, Paris, the city that just keeps on giving. The heralds of the world's best luxuries - fashion, wine, and smelly cheese. And airlines.).
The awards are based on reviews from 18.9 million passengers. Isn't it interesting that at the same time as the Middle East is dealing with some serious PR issues when it comes to air travel (think of pretty much every villain cast in an action movie in the last 10 years), millions of air travellers say a Middle Eastern airline is the best?
Qatar Airways also got the gong for having the best business-class seat. Just in case you don't have any immediate plans to try it out, here's a sneak peek.
Meanwhile, last year's winner Cathay Pacific has dropped to third place, just behind Singapore Airlines. And Qantas scraps into the top 10 - two places behind Garuda. Hmmm.
Here is the full list of winners:
- Qatar Airways
- Singapore Airlines
- Cathay Pacific Airways
- Turkish Airlines
- Etihad Airways
- ANA All Nippon Airways
- Garuda Indonesia
- EVA Air
- Qantas Airways
So next time you're flying somewhere, now you know who to fly with. And in the meantime, you can travel from home with us ;)