Qatar Airways Takes The Top Spot As The Best Airline In The World In 2021


Ili •  Aug 18, 2021

Hamad International Airport was named the best airport in the world in 2021. A massive achievement considering they beat out Singapore Changi Airport's long 8-year reign. Following this amazing title, Qatar continues to dominate the aviation industry as their Doha-based airline has also been rewarded the top spot as best airline in the world in 2021!

According to AirlineRatings.com, the title was based on various criteria including the age of its fleet, passenger reviews, product offerings and commitment to keeping the world's critical long-haul air routes open during COVID-19. Check out what other airlines made it into the top 10 ?

P.S In other news, Tokyo's Haneda Airport claimed the title for world's cleanest airport in 2021

Best airlines in the world 2021

1. Qatar Airways

Credit: @qatarairways on Instagram

Qatar Airways climbed its way to the top this year, beating out Air New Zealand who previously held the number one ranking. On top of this achievement, the airline has also successfully nabbed the title for best business class and best catering.

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2. Air New Zealand

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Thanks to its constant innovation and industry leadership, Air New Zealand has occupied the top positions as the best airline in the world in the past six years. While they may have come in at number two this year, they've beaten out every other airline as far as having the best premium economy  and best economy seats.

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3. Singapore Airlines

Holding the same rank as Changi Airport in the list of best airports in the world, Singapore Airlines takes number three this year. The airline continues to showcase excellence in technology innovation and in-flight products, earning it the top spot for best first-class seats.

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Check out the full list of top 10 best airlines in 2021 below ✈️

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Air New Zealand
  3. Singapore Airlines
  4. Qantas
  5. Emirates
  6. Cathay Pacific
  7. Virgin Atlantic
  8. United Airlines
  9. EVA Air
  10. British Airways

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