Qatar Airways Named Best Airline For 2021

Qatar Airways has been named the best airline for 2021 by AirlinesRatings.com. The Doha based airline carrier beat Air New Zealand to be named the best carrier due to its handling during the coronavirus pandemic. The list included 20 other top airlines. AirlineRatings.com appreciated the carrier’s “dedication and commitment to continue to operate” throughout the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, a time when the aviation industry was struggling to get by.

Qatar Airways achieved a host of industry firsts, which helped it achieve the top spot on the list. It was the first carrier to complete IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and the first to be fully audited and compliant for Covid-19 by both AirlineRatings and Skytrax. Qatar Airways has also been awarded Best Business Class, Best Catering, and Best Middle East Airline.

“To be named in the top twenty, airlines must achieve a seven-star safety rating and demonstrate leadership in innovation for passenger comfort,” AirlineRatings.com said.

Others on the list include:

  • Qatar Airways
  • Air New Zealand
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Qantas, Emirates
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • United Airlines
  • EVA Air
  • British Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • ANA
  • Finnair
  • Japan Air Lines
  • KLM
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Virgin Australia
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Etihad Airways

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