Qatar Airways has been named Airline of the Year 2021 by AirlineRatings, a leading safety and product rating website.
Acknowledging the best in aviation, AirlineRatings recently announced the world’s best airlines for 2021 with a focus on product innovation, good route network and overall safety.
Qatar Airways also clinched the Best Middle East Airline, Best Catering, and Best Business Class awards.
This marks the third year in a row Qatar Airways has achieved the Best Business Class accolade, recognizing its patented Qsuite product.
Qsuite features the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class, as well as privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room.
“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,” AirlineRatings.com Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas said.
On his part, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said the airline continued to operate and stand by its passengers despite the difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
“Qatar Airways continues to reach new heights and set industry standards that deliver unrivaled passenger experiences,” he added.
Recognizing aviation excellence
Its 11 key criteria include fleet age, passenger reviews, investment rating, product offerings, and staff relations.
Top 20 Airlines for 2021
According to AirlineRatings, the world’s best airlines for 2021 are: Qatar Airways, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines, EVA Air, British Airways, Lufthansa, ANA, Finnair, Japan Air Lines, KLM, Hawaiian Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Virgin Australia, Delta Air Lines, and Etihad Airways.