After two years of virtual award ceremonies, the 2022 World Airline Awards event returned to normal procedures, with airlines from around the world attending the 2022 awards ceremony, held at the historic Langham Hotel in London, United Kingdom.


Widely regarded as ‘the Oscars of the aviation industry, the World Airline Awards began in 1999, and remain totally independent and impartial with all of the customer survey costs and awards event paid by the organizers, Skytrax.

Singapore Airlines takes the second position in the world, with Emirates third, ANA All Nippon Airways fourth, and Qantas Airways in the fifth position, out of more than 350 airlines included in the survey results.

Big winners at the awards included Qatar Airways who scooped nine award wins, with Singapore Airlines also receiving nine awards. In North America, Delta Air Lines was a success in North America, winning six awards. In Europe, Turkish Airlines was dominant, receiving four awards including the highly competitive Best Airline in Europe title.

India’s Vistara was another key winner, receiving two awards, the Best Airline in India and Southern Asia and Best Airline Staff Service in India and Southern Asia.

The top 40 airlines in 2022 reflect a number of changes from earlier year ratings, and Skytrax attribute part of this to the varying operational levels of some airlines due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions during the period of the customer survey. China’s borders effectively still remain closed due to their Covid zero policy which has meant very few international flights being operated for the last 2½ years.

  • Qatar Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Emirates
  • ANA All Nippon Airways
  • Qantas Airways
  • Japan Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Air France
  • Korean Air
  • Swiss Int’l Air Lines
  • British Airways
  • Etihad Airways
  • China Southern
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Cathay Pacific
  • KLM
  • EVA Air
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Vistara

According to skytraxratings