A Qatar Airways A350-900 aircraft taking off. The airline got top honors at the annual Skytrax awards.

Airline-ranking company Skytrax has revealed its Top 20 best carriers in the world for 2022.
For the seventh time, Qatar Airways has taken the top spot, beating out Singapore Airlines and Emirates.
No US carrier made the Top 20 list, though Delta Air Lines earned the top ranking for North American brands.

In one of the most-watched lists of the world’s best airlines, not a single US carrier made the Top 20.

Instead, airline ranking company Skytrax again named Doha-based Qatar Airways at the top of its World Airline Awards for 2022, where it’s been perched since 2019.

The Top 20 list was collected from customer surveys, which are independent and impartial, UK-based Skytrax said in a release. Travelers were asked about areas like customer service, comfort, and cleanliness, with over 350 airlines as part of the universe about which travelers were asked.

As for top award winner Qatar Airways, airline CEO Akbar Al Baker said the title has always been a goal of the company. 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,” he said, noting the airline’s top ranking for seven times since the awards first began in 1999.

Qatar also won titles for having the world’s best business class, the best business class seat, and the best business class lounge dining, according to the Skytrax survey.

Singapore Airlines and Emirates came in second and third, respectively, behind Qatar. Singapore also won the title for the world’s best cabin staff.

No US carrier made the Top 20 list, though Delta Air Lines was the most successful of US airlines, coming in number 24 and earning the …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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