Qatar Airways is voted the World’s Best Airline

Qatar Airways is voted the World’s Best Airline for a record sixth time at the 2021 Skytrax World Airline Awards

At this year’s Skytrax Award ceremony, Qatar Airways won the main prize as the “Airline of the Year” for an unprecedented sixth time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019 and now 2021). In addition to the main prize, Qatar Airways won six awards, including “World’s Best Business Class,” “World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge,” “World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat,” “World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering,” “Best Airline in the Middle East” and the “COVID-19 Airline Excellence Award.”

Known as the “Oscars of the Aviation Industry,” the 2021 Skytrax awards covered the period from September 2019 to July 2021 with the results reflecting a mix of more normal travel times combined with travel during the pandemic. The extended period clearly demonstrated the resilience and flexibility of Qatar Airways, as it not only delivered continued excellence during normal times, but also steadfastly continued flights and offered a lifeline to its customers across the globe during the most challenging of times. Qatar Airways also became the first global airline to receive the “Skytrax COVID-19 Safety Rating” in January 2021 while its home and hub, Hamad International Airport, was voted the “World’s Best Airport 2021” in August 2021. Finally, the airline was announced as “Best Airline in the Middle East,” further emphasizing passengers’ preference for Qatar Airways in the region due to its exceptional quality, global network, consistent reliability and flexibility, with every passenger journey experiencing Hamad International Airport, the only Skytrax five-star airport in the region.

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