Qatar Airways Named World's Best Airline by SkyTrax

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Qatar Airways has been named the Best Airline in the World by Skytrex.

Qatar Airways has been named the World's Best Airline at the Skytrax 2017 World Airline Awards. Travelers across the world voted in the annual passenger survey. The Doha-based carrier has now won the Airline of the Year title for the fourth time. The company also won awards the World's Best Business Class, the World's Best First Class Lounge, and as the Best Airline in the Middle East. 

Singapore Airlines, a favorite in the awards, was ranked No. 2 in the world. It also received awards for the Best Airline in Asia, the World's Best Business Class seat, and for having the Best Premium Economy Onboard Catering. 

The top 20 airlines in the world are:

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  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. ANA All Nippon Airways
  4. Emirates
  5. Cathay Pacific
  6. EVA Air
  7. Lufthansa
  8. Etihad Airways
  9. Hainan Airlines
  10. Garuda Indonesia
  11. Thai Airways
  12. Turkish Airlines
  13. Virgin Australia
  14. Swiss Int'l Air Lines
  15. Qantas Airways
  16. Japan Airlines
  17. Austrian
  18. Air France
  19. Air New Zealand
  20. Asiana Airlines

Almost 20 million eligible survey entries were submitted, with 105 nationalities participating from August 2016 to May 2017. The survey covered over 325 airlines, from large international airlines to small domestic carriers. The World Airline Awards are a coveted honor in the airline industry and is often referred to as "the Oscars of the aviation industry."

Skytrax was established in 1989 and is the international airline rating organization. According to the company, the awards are given without outside sponsorship or influence. 

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