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Not only has it won the award for the

best airline of 2021

for the third year in a row, but it is also the number one in the Middle East, serves the most delicious catering in the world and its

business class

is also the best. We are talking about Qatar Airways, the national airline of the state of Qatar, which currently flies to more than

140 destinations

around the globe.

The Airline Excellende Awards are awarded by

AirlineRatings

, the market-leading portal based in Australia that evaluates safety and the type of product offered by the airline industry.

Not surprisingly, the awards recognize, every year,

the highlights of the world of aviation,

focusing on product innovation, the quality of the route

network and comprehensive safety.

This year, in addition, the incidence of Covid-19 in airlines has been taken into account, so that their ability to adapt to the pandemic has been greatly valued.

Awards marked by the pandemic

The awards used to be delivered normally in the month of November, but due to the

health emergency

they have been delayed to allow a longer period of time "to do the evaluations", in the words of Geoffrey Thomas, founder and editor of AirlineRatings.

In his opinion, the

Airline Excellende Awards

focus on "leadership", thus highlighting "airlines that innovate to make a real difference in the passenger experience."

Waiting room in the Changi Airport terminal, headquarters of Singapore Airlines.

In this way, Qatar Airways has once again been

number one.

That is why the CEO of the Qatari group, Akbar Al Baker, could not be more proud to have passed with flying colors these "last 16 months in which the aviation industry has witnessed some of

its most difficult days,

but we have continued operating and supporting our passengers despite the fact that many other airlines have interrupted their operations due to the pandemic. "

In this sense, the company launched

Qsuite

, a first-class experience in the

Business

cabin

that offers

the first double bed in the industry,

as well as with privacy panels that can be hidden, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create your own private room.

The 10 best airlines in the world

  • Qatar Airways

  • Air New Zealand

  • Singapore Airlines

  • Qantas

  • Emirates

  • Cathay pacific

  • Virgin atlantic

  • United Airlines

  • EVA Air

  • British Airways

  • After Qatar Airways, the list of the best airlines of AirlineRatings continues with Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines (which also has the best first class) and Qantas, which has also won the awards for the best lounge and the

    best service domestic.

    Emirates takes fifth place. They are followed by Cathay Pacific Airways, Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines, Taiwan's EVA Air and

    British Airways, the only European to make it into the top 10

    . It is striking that there are none more and, therefore,

    no Spanish

    either.

    All of them have triumphed in aspects such as safety, innovation, new products,

    on-board service

    and customer opinions, in addition to the protocols put in place due to the pandemic.

    Lufthansa, ANA, Finnair, Japan Air Lines, KLM, Hawaiian Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Virgin Australia, Delta Air Lines and Etihad Airways complete the list of the Top 20. As for

    low cost

    companies

    , they

    are the following.

    The 10 best low-cost airlines

  • easyJet

  • Jetstar

  • Frontier

  • Jetblue

  • Ryanair

  • Scoot

  • Southwest

  • VietJet Air

  • Volaris

  • Westjet

  • What has not been valued this time has been the profitability of the airlines precisely due to

    Covid-19,

    one of the key factors traditionally analyzed by the portal.

    According to the criteria of The Trust Project

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