Sydney, July 13 (ANI): For the second year in a row, Qatar Airways has been ranked as the world's best airlines at the Skytrax World Airline Awards.
According to The Age, Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted congratulated Qatar Airways on the airline's second consecutive win, pointing out that the carrier had rapidly climbed the rankings from its number eight spot six years ago.
According to the list, Qantas fell out of the World Airline Awards' top 10 for the first time, dropping to number 15 from number eight last year, but it received three top rankings: for best first class lounge (at Sydney Airport), best premium economy class and best premium economy class catering.
According to Skytrax, the world's top 20 airlines are as follows:
4.Cathay Pacific Airways
5.ANA All Nippon Airways
9.Thai Airways International
17.Air New Zealand
18.Swiss Int'l Air Lines
20.Hainan AirlinesSeveral other awards were also announced during the ceremony, including best first-class, which was awarded to Etihad, best business-class, which was awarded to Cathay Pacific, best inflight entertainment, which was awarded to Emirates and best low cost carrier, which went to AirAsia. (ANI)