23 July 2021
Qatar Airways is the best airline 2021
In addition to the "Airline Ratings of the Year 2021" award, there are also those of "Best Business Class" and "Best Catering"
The world’s best airlines for 2021 have been named by AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety, product, and Covid rating website. The airline of the year is Qatar Airways.
The Doha - based airline nudged out Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines for the top spot followed by Qantas, Emirates, and Cathay Pacific.
Qatar Airways is being honored for its innovation, product, and industry leadership as well as its extraordinary commitment to keeping the world’s critical long-haul air routes open during Covid-19.
AirlineRatings.com Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas said “Airline Ratings’ Excellence awards are aptly named, for, at every touchpoint, excellence is the goal at Qatar Airways led by its inspirational Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker.
The airline has a number of firsts in the sector:
- first to complete IATA’s important IOSA safety audit
- first to be fully Covid audited and compliant by both AirlineRatings and Skytrax
- amongst the first to trial IATA’s Covid Safe Travel Pass.
“Qatar Airways is no stranger to the winner’s circle having picked up many awards for its service and cabin seating over the past ten years including a host of awards from AirlineRatings for its catering and business class Qsuite,” Mr. Thomas said.
Qatar 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.
“So, it goes without saying that receiving the Airline Ratings’ Airline of the Year award for 2021 is an honor that all of us at Qatar Airways will treasure as we find ourselves emerging from the global health crisis and progressing forward to new horizons and clearer skies ahead.”
The AirlineRatings.com Airline Excellence Awards, judged by editors with over 100 years of industry experience, combines key safety criteria such as incident reports and government audits, with 11 key criteria that include: fleet age, passenger reviews, investment rating, product offerings, and staff relations.
Qatar Airways also took out Best Business Class and Best Catering. “The airline’s Qsuite is a first-class experience in business class. It leaves little to chance, and our judges rated it as one of the best overall business-class products they had seen. It sets a standard to which some airlines can only aspire,” said Mr. Thomas.
Edited by editorial staff of Avion Tourism Magazine
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