Qatar Airways voted second-best airline in the world

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Qatar Airways voted second-best airline in the world

Travel + Leisure, the world renowned travel magazine has published the 2020 World’s Best Awards results where Qatar Airways has been voted second best airline in the world. 

The best international airlines in the world seem to pull off the nearly impossible: they not only connect travelers with some of the coolest destinations on the planet but also do it with the grace and panache that guests find at some of the world’s best hotels. While Travel + Leisure readers loved the premium cabins that these airlines offer on ultra-long-haul flights, they also had praise for the service, and even the economy-class seats, of these winners.

Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. In the airlines category, readers rated carriers on cabin comfort, service, food, customer service, and value.

Coming in at No. 2, Qatar Airways has “the most comfortable business class in the world,” said one voter. Others agreed that the Qsuites, Qatar’s innovative business-class product, was among the best. But those at the back of the plane needn’t miss out on Qatar’s excellence: “Economy-class seats with a first-class feel,” said one reader. With the broad route network and the exceptional lounges at the Doha hub, it’s little surprise that one voter raved, “I cannot wait to fly with Qatar again.”


Other top-ranked carriers were similarly beloved by readers. Emirates, which ranked No. 2 last year, came in third in this year’s voting. “Fabulous service, excellent and friendly attendants, good choices on the menu,” wrote one fan. “They provide many nice little extras, and the seats are very comfortable.” Many others took note of the superior service that Emirates offers, as well as the Dubai-based carrier’s extensive selection of destinations.

The Top 10 International Airlines

1. Singapore Airlines

2. Qatar Airways

3. Emirates

4. Eva Air

5. All Nippon Airways (ANA)

6. Air New Zealand

7. Japan Airlines (JAL)

8. La Compagnie

9. Cathay Pacific Airways

10. Virgin Atlantic Airways