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Skytrax names Qatar Airways Best Airline for record fifth time

The Middle Eastern carrier also bags three other awards based on votes by passengers

A triumphant Akbar Al Baker (third from left), chief executive of Qatar Airways Group, at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards. The carrier also won awards for being the Best Airline in the Middle East, World's Best Business Class, and World's Best Business Class Seat.


QATAR AIRWAYS has been named this year's World's Best Airline at Skytrax's World Airline Awards.

It is a record fifth time that any airline has won the top accolade at the awards, often regarded as the Oscars of the aviation industry. The airline previously won the award...