World’s Best Airlines – Airline Awards 2012

Qatar Airways is awarded World's Best Airline for the second consecutive year

Qatar Airways has flown away with the title of World’s Best Airline for the second consecutive year. It took the Airline of the Year prize in Skytrax’s annual World Airline Awards, announced at the Farnborough International Airshow in England.

South Korea’s Asiana Airlines and Singapore Airlines followed in second and third place. Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways fell out of the top 10 — spots they won last year — while ANA All Nippon Airways and Malaysia Airlines made their top 10 debuts.

The top 10 was dominated by airlines from Asia and the Middle East. Skytrax collected opinions from 18 million international fliers between July 2011 and June 2012 on different aspects of airline passenger experience — from check-in to in-flight entertainment.

Etihad Airways won Best First Class Airline, taking home the Best First Class Catering and Best First Class Seat awards too. Cathay Pacific has the Best Business Class while Singapore Airlines won the Best Economy Class award, and also the Best Economy Class Catering award.

The Best Airline Signature Dish and Best Cabin Staff went to Malaysia Airlines. The Kuala Lumpur-based carrier serves delicious satay chicken and beef sticks onboard.


Qatar Airways is awarded World's Best Airline for the second consecutive year

The 2012 World Airline Awards :

Airline of the year:

1. Qatar Airways

2. Asiana Airlines

3. Singapore Airlines

4. Cathay Pacific Airways

5. ANA All Nippon Airways

6. Etihad Airways

7. Turkish Airlines

8. Emirates

9. Thai Airways

10. Malaysia Airlines


Best first class Airline:

1. Etihad Airways

2. Singapore Airlines

3. ANA All Nippon Airways


Best business class airline:

1. Cathay Pacific Airways

2. Qatar Airways

3. Oman Air


Best economy class airline:

1. Singapore Airlines

2. Qatar Airways

3. Asiana Airlines


Best cabin staff:

1. Malaysia Airlines

2. Asiana Airlines

3. EVA Air


Best Seats:

First class: Etihad Airways

Business class: Oman Air

Premium economy: Turkish Airlines

Economy class: Asiana Airlines


Best Catering:

First class: Etihad Airways

Business class: SWISS International Air Lines

Premium economy: Qantas Airways

Economy class: Singapore Airlines

Signature dish: Malaysia Airlines


Best inflight Entertainment: Emirates

Best regional airlines: Garuda Indonesia

Best low-cost airlines: AirAsia

Most improved airlines: China Eastern Airlines

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