Last month, as in every year, Skyrax presented the rankings of the best airlines in the world in 2022. Polish carriers are nowhere to be found at the top, whilst airlines from Europe are in the top twenty. What requirements must be met to be at the head?
This year's edition of the Skytrax World Airline Awards was the first since the COVID-19 pandemic that could be held in the traditional way. Between September 2021 and August 2022, Skyrax conducted over 14 million customer satisfaction surveys in over 100 countries. On this basis, the ranking of the best airlines in the world was created.
Qatar Airways is the winner of this year's Skyrax World Airline Awards. What's more, the Qatari carrier has won the title of leader for the 7th time since its first edition, which took place in 1999. Qatar Airways also received awards in 8 competition categories, such as Best Business Class and Best Business Class Lounge, as well as Best Business Class Seat.
Speaking to CNN, Akbar Al Baker, CEO of the Qatar Airways group, emphasised that this success is the result of dedication to passengers and commitment of its crews, which has been unchanged for 25 years. In 2022, Qatar Airways is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
The other two places on the podium are taken by Singapore Airlines, in second place, and Emirates in third place. The Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways took 4th place, just off the podium. It was especially distinguished for its implemented standards of hygiene and cleanliness.
The TOP 10 airlines in the rankings are as follows:
1. Qatar Airways
2. Singapore Airlines
4. ANA (All Nippon Airways)
5. Qantas Airways
6. Japan Airlines
7. Turkish Airlines
8. Air France
9. Korean Air
10. Swiss International Air Lines
A very good position in this year's rankings was occupied by Ryanair, which was ranked 40th, thus leaping up the rankings 17 places. The Irish carrier was additionally awarded the title in the category “Best Low Cost Airline in Europe”, so it is quite a success. The main reason for this result is that last season Ryanair had relatively few flight cancellations and also introduced a large number of "rescue flights" for passengers in July and August.
Success, on the other hand, is hard to find in our Polish backyard. Unfortunately, in this year's edition, LOT Airlines fell to 73rd place from 68th place last year. The Polish carrier was ahead of airlines such as Latvian airBaltic, low-cost British airlines EasyJet, and even Malaysia Airlines, which have a poor reputation within the industry.