Qatar Airways named World’s Best Airline for eighth time, Cathay Pacific ranks fifth in Skytrax Awards


25th June 2024 – (Hong Kong) Qatar Airways has once again clinched the prestigious title of World’s Best Airline, as announced by the renowned Skytrax Awards on Monday. This marks the airline’s eighth victory in the past 25 years, solidifying its reputation for providing exceptional service to passengers aboard its modern fleet.

Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax, commended Qatar Airways on their remarkable achievement, stating, “This is a remarkable achievement for Qatar Airways to win this World’s Best Airline title for 2024, the eighth time they have triumphed.” The award ceremony, held at a manor house near London’s Heathrow Airport, brought together airline executives and cabin crew to celebrate this recognition.

Over the past decade, Qatar Airways has played a pivotal role in establishing Qatar’s Hamad International Airport as a global aviation hub, competing with regional rivals Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The airline boasts a fleet of 230 aircraft, including the beloved A380 superjumbos, Boeing 777-300ERs, Boeing 787-8s and 787-9s, Airbus A350-900s and A350-1000s, as well as various smaller capacity jets.

Expressing his pride, Qatar Airways CEO Badr Mohammed Al-Meer stated, “This is a proud moment for Qatar Airways, and it is my honor to share this award with my hardworking colleagues. This award is testimony to our relentless dedication to providing unparalleled service and innovation. We look forward to more wins in the future.”

In this year’s Skytrax rankings, often dubbed the “Oscars of the aviation industry,” Qatar Airways secured the top spot, surpassing its second-place position in 2023. Singapore Airlines, the reigning champion from the previous year, claimed the second spot, followed by Emirates in third place, ANA All Nippon Airways in fourth, and Cathay Pacific Airways ranking fifth. Additionally, Cathay Pacific Airways received the award for the world’s best economy class.

The ranking, compiled by Skytrax after evaluating approximately 350 airlines worldwide, reflects Qatar Airways’ commitment to excellence and its continuous efforts to enhance customer experience.

Skytrax 2024 World’s Best Airlines Rankings (Top 10):

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Emirates
  4. ANA All Nippon Airways
  5. Cathay Pacific Airways
  6. Japan Airlines
  7. Turkish Airlines
  8. EVA Air
  9. Air France
  10. Swiss International Air Lines

Qatar Airways’ CEO, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, expressed his pride and gratitude for the award, acknowledging the dedication and hard work of his colleagues in achieving this recognition.