The world’s best airlines have just been named for 2024

The World Airline Awards are the largest annual airline passenger satisfaction survey on the planet, and the results are in

Liv Kelly
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Liv Kelly
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There’s a lot that goes into a great airline – efficiency, punctuality, really great on-board snacks and movie selections – but what’s better than a customer satisfaction survey to point us in the direction of the very best?

The World Airline Awards is the planet’s biggest airline customer satisfaction survey, and the ranking of various flight operators has just been announced for 2024. Claiming the top spot and the coveted crown is (drumroll please...) Qatar Airways!

‘This is a proud Qatar Airways moment and it is my honour to share this award with my hard working colleagues,’ said Qatar Airways group chief executive officer, Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, ‘This award is testimony to our relentless dedication to providing unparalleled service and innovation. We look forward to more wins in the future.’

In second place it was Singapore Airlines, and in third it was Emirates. Asian and Middle Eastern airlines did well overall, claiming seven of the top 10 spots, whereas airlines in Europe claimed the other three – check out the rest of the list below. 

The top 10 best airlines in the world for 2024

  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

To have a look at the full top 100 list, you can do so on the Skytrax World Airline awards here

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