The world’s finest airways for 2022, in keeping with Skytrax
Nonetheless, as we roll into the calmer journey months of September and October, there was reason for celebration in London on Friday, because the trade’s leaders gathered on the Langham Resort for the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022 — the primary time the occasion had been held in particular person since 2019.
Skytrax, a UK-based airline and airport evaluate and rating website, carried out greater than 14 million buyer surveys in additional than 100 international locations between September 2021 to August 2022 to search out out the world’s present favourite airline.
This 12 months’s winner was no stranger to the rostrum. The newly topped Qatar Airways has received the highest prize a complete of seven occasions because the awards had been launched in 1999. The Qatari flag-carrier additionally scooped up eight extra gongs on Friday, together with Finest Enterprise Class, Finest Enterprise Class Seat and Finest Enterprise Class Lounge Eating. That is going to be loads to deliver again by way of hand baggage.
Qatar Airways group chief govt, Akbar Al Baker, thanked his “unimaginable workers” for “their continued dedication and drive” and stated that “to win these awards in the identical 12 months that we have fun our twenty fifth anniversary is much more rewarding.”
Shortly after receiving the award, he advised CNN Journey the key of the airline’s sustained success was: “Constant service, constant product, constant consideration to passengers and absolute dedication from everybody that works within the airline.”
A daily on “better of” lists, Emirates was No.3 in Skytrax’s 2022 rankings.
Singapore Airways, the world’s new No. 2 provider in keeping with Skytrax’s survey, additionally received 9 awards, together with Finest Cabin Employees, Finest First Class, Finest First Class Seat and Finest First Class Catering.
UAE flag-carrier Emirates was in third place, and was additionally awarded for Finest Inflight Leisure, Finest Financial system Class, Finest Financial system Class Catering and Finest Premium Financial system Class Seat.
Japan’s ANA (All Nippon Airways) got here in at No.4 and was additionally named World’s Cleanest Airline: no imply feat when two years of Covid-19 have meant prospects are notably conscious of hygiene and cleanliness requirements. It received 4 extra awards apart from, together with Finest Airport Providers.
Australian airline Qantas got here in fifth within the survey of greater than 350 airways, carried out in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Chinese language languages.
Delta Air Traces was the main airline within the US, successful six region-specific awards classes, whereas Turkish Airways was the highest provider in Europe, taking house 4 awards together with the extremely aggressive Finest Airline in Europe title.
Albertine Murasira, a flight attendant for RwandAir, which received finest airline workers service in Africa, stated the award would encourage the provider to additional elevate requirements.
Because it’s an award for “finest workers, it is a very huge win for us,” she advised CNN. “It should encourage us to maintain caring for our passengers.”
Edward Plaisted, Skytrax CEO, stated that whereas the awards celebrated the very best of aviation, the trade was nonetheless tackling the pressure of Covid, staffing shortages and gas worth surges attributable to the battle in Ukraine.
“All in all it is not been the happiest occasions in lots of respects,” he advised the ceremony viewers.
The world’s prime 20 airways in 2022, in keeping with Skytrax
1. Qatar Airways
2. Singapore Airways
4. ANA (All Nippon Airways)
5. Qantas Airways
6. Japan Airways
7. Turkish Airways
8. Air France
9. Korean Air
10. Swiss Worldwide Air Traces
11. British Airways
12. Etihad Airways
13. China Southern Airways
14. Hainan Airways
16. Cathay Pacific
18. EVA Air
19. Virgin Atlantic
Qantas is Australia’s flag-carrier and No.5 on this 12 months’s checklist.
World’s Finest Cabin Employees
World’s Finest Airline Cabin Cleanliness
ANA All Nippon Airways
World’s Finest Unbiased Airport Lounge
World’s Finest Enterprise Class Lounge
World’s Finest Leisure Airline
World’s Finest Low-Price Airline/Finest Low-Price Airline in Asia
Finest Low-Price Airline in Europe
Finest Low-Price Airline in North America
Finest Low-Price Airline in Africa
World’s Finest Lengthy Haul Low-Price Airline
World’s Finest in Class Airways
The World Finest First Class Airline: Singapore Airways
The World’s Finest Enterprise Class Airline: Qatar Airways
The World’s Finest Premium Financial system Class Airline: Virgin Atlantic
The World’s Finest Financial system Class Airline: Emirates