The world's best airline has been named by the Oscars of the airline industry. Qatar Airways earned the top spot for 2019 at this year's prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards. Qatar also took home the title in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017. Here's list of the 10 best airlines for 2019:

  • Qatar Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • All Nippon Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Emirates
  • EVA Air
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Qantas Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • Thai Airways

Qatar also won in the categories of World's Best Business Class, World's Best Business Class Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East. Singapore Airlines was another big winner at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards. The carrier won second place behind Qatar. It also took first place in the categories of World's Best Cabin Crew, World's Best First Class, Best Airline in Asia and World's Best First Class Seat.

How did airlines do in other categories? Air France won for the category of World's Best First Class Onboard Catering. EVA Air was named the World's Cleanest Airline. Air Canada won in the category of Best Airline in North America.

The Skytrax World Airline Awards are considered by many to be the Oscars of the aviation world. Award winners are determined by customer feedback. More than 21 million eligible survey entries covering more than 100 nationalities were counted to determine the final results for 2019. The awards have taken place annually since 1999.

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