Qatar Airways named Airline of the Year by Skytrax

Qatar Airways named Airline of the Year by Skytrax

The carrier has now been awarded this accolade for the 7th consecutive year

Qatar Airways has been named Airline of the Year by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax.

The national carrier of Qatar also took home three additional awards. The airline’s premium cabin featuring the patented Qsuite, was voted World’s Best Business Class for the sixth year running, while the Al Mourjan lounge was recognised for its culinary excellence and was awarded the World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining. The airline was also announced as Best Airline in the Middle East.

Qatar Airways win these awards in the same year it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

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Commenting on the accolades, Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “To be named as the World’s Best Airline was always a goal when Qatar Airways was created, 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. Their continued dedication and drive is to ensure our passengers have the best experience possible when they fly with Qatar Airways.

Edward Plaisted of Skytrax added: "To receive the 2022 World’s Best Airline award is a great recognition of Qatar Airways high standards, and recognises the hard work and dedication from every member of the airline’s staff to satisfy customers. 

"Qatar Airways is the largest airline to have flown consistently throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, with their network never falling below 30 destinations, and that determination has clearly been well recognised by customers with this award as Airline of the Year 2022. 


The awards cover the 12 months from September 2021 to August 2022, a period when Qatar Airways increased its global network back to more than 150 destinations. The airline also earlier became the first global airline to receive the Skytrax Covid-19 Safety Rating in January 2021.

Travellers across the world vote in the airline passenger satisfaction survey to decide the award winners with more than 14 million eligible entries counted in the results.

Plaisted concluded: "For Qatar Airways to achieve this top accolade for a seventh time is both a unique and remarkable achievement, and we congratulate them for this success.”

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