Country for PR: Australia
Contributor: Medianet International
Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 19:00
World’s Best Airlines for 2021
PERTH, Australia, July 20, 2021/Medianet International-AsiaNet/--, the world's only safety, product and COVID rating website 
has announced Qatar Airways as its Airline of the Year for 2021.

Qatar Airways is being honored for its multi award winning in-flight 
innovations, commitment to global travelers during COVID-19, operational 
safety, pursuit of excellence and environmental leadership.

These many factors have stamped the airline as a clear industry leader.

The Airline Excellence Awards, judged by global editors with 
over 100 years' industry experience, combines major safety and government 
audits, with 11 key criteria that include: fleet age, passenger reviews, 
COVID-19 rating and product offerings. Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas said: "In our objective 
analysis Qatar Airways came out number one in virtually all of our audit 
criteria, which is an exceptional performance."

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Akbar Al Baker said: "on 
behalf of all of us at Qatar Airways, thank you for this distinguished 
recognition as Airline of the Year for 2021."

"Receiving the Airline of the Year award for 2021 is particularly special for 
Qatar Airways. Over the past 16 months we have witnessed some of the darkest 
days ever seen by the aviation industry. Yet, when so many other airlines 
stopped flying, Qatar Airways continued to operate and stand by our 
passengers," Mr. Al Baker said.

Air New Zealand, a previous winner of Airline of the Year in 2020, picked up 
Best Premium Economy and Best Economy. Qantas, won Best Domestic Airline 
Service, and Best Lounges while Singapore Airlines picked up Best First Class.

Virgin Australia won Best Cabin Crew while Best In-Flight Entertainment went to 

Qantaslink won Best Regional Airline and VietJetAir took out Best Ultra 
Low-Cost airline. 

Excellence in Long Haul travel: United Airlines (Americas), Lufthansa (Europe), 
Qatar Airways (Middle-East/Africa), Singapore Airlines (Asia) and Air New 
Zealand (Pacific). 
Best Low-Cost Airline: Southwest (Americas), easyjet (Europe) and Jetstar 

Top Twenty Airlines 2021; also named its Best of the Best: Qatar Airways, Air New 
Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Atlantic, 
United Airlines, EVA Air, British Airways, Lufthansa, ANA, Finnair, Japan Air 
Lines, KLM, Hawaiian Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Virgin Australia, Delta Air 
Lines, and Etihad Airways.


Contact: Geoffrey Thomas 
Phone:   +61 41 793 6610