The top 10 was dominated by Asian and Middle Eastern airlines, who have maintained their spots in the ranking for the past few years.
Rabat – Skytrax, a UK-based consultancy agency, has ranked the world’s 100 best airlines. The rankings were announced at the annual World Airline Awards, at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday, June 17.
The top 10 was dominated by Asian and Middle Eastern airlines, who have maintained their spots in the ranking for the past few years. Last year’s winner, Singapore Airlines, dropped to second place, and Japan’s All Nippon Airways placed third for the second year in a row.
Qatar Airways took the number 1 spot. It was a big night for Qatar Airways, as the company also clinched awards for World’s Best Business Class, Best Business Class Seat, and best Middle Eastern Airline.
Morocco’s national carrier, Royal Air Maroc, placed 93rd on the list. Although the placement is low, it is an improvement from last year when the Moroccan airline was not included in the list.
Skytrax ranked the airlines by compiling more than 20 million survey entries between September 2018 and May 2019 for this year’s awards, with voters coming from over 100 different countries.
The CEO of Skytrax, Edward Plaisted, commented on the ranking. “All of today’s award-winning airlines are voted for by customers, and the focus of our annual survey is for travelers to make their own, personal choices as to which airlines they consider to be best,” he said.
“We operate the survey and awards in a 100 percent independent and impartial format according to the commitment we gave back in 1999, and whilst every winner may not be the favorite of everyone, those that disagree should understand that these are the Passenger’s Choice Awards.”