World’s Best Airlines 2021 by Skytrax

World's Best Airlines 2021 by Skytrax

World's Best Airlines 2021 by Skytrax

Skytrax has announced the winners of its 2021 World Airline Awards on 28th September 2021, where Qatar Airways has taken the top spot in the latest ranking.

For those who do not know, the world’s best airlines by Skytrax is a review body that also produces a hotly anticipated annual list of best airports and is highly recognised worldwide.

World’s Best Airlines 2021 by Skytrax

The World Airline Awards are calculated by travellers who vote via a customer survey, which ran from September 2019 to July 2021.

Travellers from around the world were asked about the performance and quality of more than 350 global airlines.

Qatar Top Airlines 2021 Skytrax
Qatar Airways is Skytrax’s Top Airline for 2021.

Skytrax Top Airlines 2021

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. ANA All Nippon Airways
  4. Emirates
  5. Japan Airlines
  6. Cathay Pacific
  7. EVA Air
  8. Qantas Airways
  9. Hainan Airlines
  10. Air France
Worlds Best Airline 2021 Etihad
Inside the Emirates A380 aircraft.

Skytrax World’s Cleanest Airline Cabins 2021

  1. ANA All Nippon Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Japan Airlines
  4. Qatar Airways
  5. EVA Air
  6. Cathay Pacific Airways
  7. Asiana Airlines
  8. Korean Air
  9. Hainan Airlines
  10. Swiss International Air Lines

Skytrax Best Airlines by Global Region 2021

  • Northern Europe — Finnair
  • Western Europe — Air France
  • Eastern Europe — Aeroflot Russian Airlines
  • Africa — Ethiopian Airlines
  • Australia / Pacific — Qantas Airlines
  • Central Asia / India — Air Astana
  • China — Hainan Airlines
  • Central America / Caribbean — Copa Airlines
  • South America — LATAM
  • North America — Delta Air Lines
  • Asia — Singapore Airlines
  • Middle East — Qatar Airways
  • Europe — Air France
AirAsia World's Best Low Cost Airline 2021
AirAsia is the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline for 2021.

Skytrax World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines 2021

  1. AirAsia
  2. Southwest Airlines
  3. Scoot
  4. Vueling Airlines
  5. IndiGo
  6. EasyJet
  7. Jetstar Airways
  8. Ryanair
  9. Jetstar Asia
  10. Flynas
Emirates Top Airlines 2021
Emirates comes in at number 4 for the top airlines of 2021.

Skytrax World’s Best Cabin Crew 2021

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. ANA All Nippon Airways
  3. Thai Airways
  4. Garuda Indonesia
  5. Japan Airlines
  6. Hainan Airlines
  7. EVA Air
  8. Asiana Airlines
  9. Cathay Pacific Airways
  10. Qatar Airways

Skytrax Best Airline Seats 2021

  • Economy — Japan Airlines
  • Premium economy — Delta Air Lines
  • Business — Qatar Airways
  • First-class — Singapore Airlines
Qatar Airways World's Best Airline 2021
Qatar takes Best Airline Seats 2021 for the Business Class category.


With not much tourism since Covid19 hit the world in 2020, the aviation industry is now coming back slowly since Q3 and Q4 of 2021. More countries are opening up for tourism as well.

In Malaysia, several airlines have also opened up more routes since the country opened its local borders on 11th October, including Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia and even Malindo Air.

And to conclude, AirAsia is also the winner in the best low-cost airline category for the World’s Best Airlines 2021 by Skytrax.

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