Qatar Airways has been named world’s best airline for the years 2015 by Skytrax.
The airlines, which had even won the top spot in 2011 and 2012, knocked down last year’s winner Cathay Pacific to third place, and also claimed best airline in the Middle East and best business class seat awards, News.com.au reported.
18.9 million passengers in 110 countries around the world voted keeping factors such as comfort, friendliness of cabin crew and in-flight food in consideration.
Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker told CNN that the entire credit goes to their staff.
Meanwhile, AirAsia won the best low-cost airline category for the seventh time, even though the tragic accident in the Java Sea last year that took lives of 162 people on-board.
In other awards, Garuda Indonesia won best cabin crew, Air France won improved airline, EVA Air claimed cleanest aircraft cabins award and Cathay Pacific best transpacific airline.
The top 10 airlines for 2015 are:
1. Qatar Airways
2. Singapore Airlines
3. Cathay Pacific Airways
4. Turkish Airlines
6. Etihad Airways
7. ANA All Nippon Airways
8. Garuda Indonesia
9. EVA Air
10. Qantas Airways