Middle Eastern Airlines Sweep Up the Skytrax World Airline Awards

The Middle Eastern carriers have once again dominated the World Airline Awards. 

Emirates has one the coveted Airline of the Year award with Qatar Airways in second place. Emirates also won the World’s Best Inflight Entertainment category and improved in its positions across the board, performing well in First and Business Class survey sections whilst achieving a top-10 finish in the World’s Best Cabin Staff category. 

Qatar Airways also walked away with the World’s Best Business Class, the World’s Best Business Class Lounge and the Best Airline Staff in the Middle East. 

Etihad Airways dominated the First Class categories, receiving the coveted awards for World’s Best First Class Airline, World’s Best First Class Onboard Catering and World’s Best First Class Airline Seat. 

Local carrier Qantas achieved Best Airline Staff in Australia/Pacific and Best Airline in Australia/Pacific. 

Virgin Australia was awarded with second place in the Best Airline Staff in Australia/Pacific.