Here Are the Best Airlines in the World

None from the US make the Skytrax top 20, with Qatar Airways at No. 1
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2022 9:00 AM CDT
10 Best Airlines in the World
A Qatar Airways plane prepares to take off at San Francisco International Airport.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

A new ranking of the world's airlines does not speak well of service in the US. As Thrillist notes, not a single US airline cracks the top 20 in the eyes of Skytrax, an airline and airport review site based in the UK. You have to scroll down to No. 24 to see the first American company in the top-100 list, which is Delta. Skytrax conducted more than 14 million surveys in more than 100 countries for the ranking, which puts Qatar Airways at No. 1, per CNN. The airline has won top honors seven times since the annual ranking began in 1999. Here are the top 10:

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Emirates
  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
See the complete rankings, with breakdowns in specific categories. (See a different survey that ranks US airlines only.)

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