World’s greatest airline for 2024 revealed

Qatar Airways is the world’s greatest airline, in keeping with

The Doha-based provider nabbed the distinguished Airline of the 12 months title for 2024, having nudged out final yr’s winner, Air New Zealand, for the highest spot.

Qantas and Virgin Australia/Atlantic got here ninth and tenth, respectively.

The judging panel, which consists of 5 editors, take into account a variety of standards that embody security and product ranking, fleet age, profitability, critical incidents, passenger evaluations from a number of sources, innovation and ahead fleet orders.

Between the judges there’s greater than 100 years of trade expertise.

“In our goal evaluation Qatar Airways got here out primary in lots of key areas though it was a really shut scoring for the highest 10,” editor-in-chief Geoffrey Thomas stated in a press release.

“The passenger evaluations nonetheless scored Qatar Airways forward of all airways and its consistency and excessive commonplace of service supply got here by within the suggestions.”

Coming in second on the Prime 25 record is Korean Air adopted by Cathay Pacific Airways.

Air New Zealand fell again to identify 4 whereas Emirates secured fifth place adopted by Air France/ KLM, All Nippon Airways and Etihad Airways.

In 2023, each Qantas and Virgin Australia secured sixth and seventh spot, however this yr they fell again to ninth and tenth spot respectively.

In the meantime, Qatar Airways additionally picked up Finest Enterprise Class for the fifth yr operating and Finest Catering and Air New Zealand gained Finest Economic system Class.

Singapore Airways gained Finest First Class, whereas Virgin Australia gained Finest Cabin Crew.

Finest-in-Flight Leisure and Finest Premium Economic system went to Emirates.

It’s the ninth yr that Emirates has gained the leisure awards. It was one of many first to introduce seat-back movies for financial system passengers again within the early Nineties.

In line with it has led the sphere ever since and in the present day the system has 6,500 channels “making it a transparent winner for Finest Inflight Leisure”.

Qantas picked up Finest Lounges, whereas Etihad Airways picked up Finest Environmental Airline for the third yr operating.

Qatar Airways’ success comes because the group reported a powerful monetary efficiency for the primary half of 2023/2024.

It reported a web revenue of QAR 3.736 billion ($A1.537 billion) which represents a rise of 113.8 per cent in comparison with the identical interval final yr 2022/2023. The Group’s whole income for first half of fiscal yr 2023/2024 elevated to QAR 40.126 billion ($A16 billion)), up 7.4 per cent in comparison with the identical interval final yr 2022/2023.

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