Cathay Pacific dropped out from Top 10 WORLD’S BEST AIRLINES FOR 2022 to 11th place


15th July 2022 – (Hong Kong) The airline rating website “” recently released a list of the world’s 20 best airlines, of which Qatar Airways once again topped the list. Cathay Pacific has dropped out of the top ten rankings this year. It is ranked only 11th, a 5-place drop from last year.

The Doha-based airline nudged out Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways and Korean Air for the top spot in Best Airlines for 2022 followed by Singapore Airlines, Qantas and Virgin Australia.

Air New Zealand was again another big winner in the Airline Excellence Awards taking out number 2 position in the Top Twenty Airlines rankings, Best Airline in the Pacific, Best Premium Economy, and Best Economy.

Qatar Airways is being honoured for its innovation, product, and industry leadership as well as its commitment to keeping the world’s critical long-haul air routes open during COVID-19 over the past 30 months which has resulted in the airline posting a record profit, despite losing money on many capped flights.

The awards are compiled by global editors with more than 100 years of industry experience, using an objective, values-based approach. These criteria include safety and product ratings, passenger reviews, fleet age, profitability and environmental commitments.