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(CTN News) – When planning a trip, there’s a multitude of uncertainties that can turn even the most meticulously planned journey into a stressful experience.

Flight delays, lost luggage, or unpleasant neighbors are just a few of the things that can derail your travel plans. However, one thing you can control is the airline you choose. Opting for a trusted airline brand can significantly ease your unease when things go wrong.

Qatar Airways, despite occasional setbacks like the recent turbulence incident on a flight from Doha to Dublin, has consistently ranked highly in global airline reviews.

Most recently, the Qatari flag carrier has been named the world’s best airline by the Australia-based aviation safety and product rating agency, regaining its crown after losing it in 2023 to Air New Zealand.

The Airline Excellence Awards, conducted annually by, rigorously assess airlines using twelve key criteria.

These include safety and product ratings, fleet age, profitability, history of serious incidents, innovation, forward fleet orders, and passenger reviews sourced from multiple platforms.

The judging panel, comprised of five seasoned editors with over a century of combined industry experience, meticulously evaluate each carrier.

Geoffrey Thomas, Editor-in-Chief of, highlighted Qatar Airways’ standout performance in the assessment: “Qatar Airways came out number one in many key areas although it was a very close scoring for the top 10.

The passenger reviews, however, scored Qatar Airways ahead of all airlines and its consistency and high standard of service delivery came through in the feedback.”

This recognition underscores Qatar Airways’ commitment to delivering exceptional service and maintaining high standards across all aspects of its operations.

Despite the challenges posed by the global travel landscape, Qatar Airways has managed to distinguish itself by consistently providing a superior travel experience to its passengers.

Qatar Airways’ success in the Airline Excellence Awards is a testament to its unwavering dedication to safety, innovation, and customer satisfaction.

For travelers seeking reliability and a top-notch travel experience, Qatar Airways remains a top choice, reaffirming its position as a leader in the global airline industry.

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Excellence in Aviation: Announces 2024 Award Winners

In the competitive world of aviation, excellence is not just a goal but a standard to be achieved. This year,, a prominent aviation safety and product rating agency based in Australia, has recognized the best of the best in various categories, reaffirming the commitment of airlines worldwide to deliver exceptional service and innovative experiences to passengers.

Singapore Airlines Takes Best First Class

Singapore Airlines, renowned for its luxurious offerings, has been awarded Best First Class. Known for its spacious seats, gourmet dining, and impeccable service, Singapore Airlines continues to set the benchmark in premium air travel.

Qatar Airways Leads in Business Class

Qatar Airways has clinched the title of Best Business Class, a testament to its commitment to comfort, style, and cutting-edge innovation in air travel. With its Qsuite, featuring sliding doors for privacy and customizable seating arrangements, Qatar Airways offers a luxurious experience for business travelers.

Emirates Excels in Premium Economy

Emirates has been recognized for Best Premium Economy, offering enhanced comfort and amenities for travelers seeking an elevated experience at a reasonable price point.

Air New Zealand Wins Best Economy Class

Air New Zealand has been awarded Best Economy Class, known for its comfortable seats, excellent in-flight entertainment, and friendly service, making it a top choice for travelers on a budget.

Best Catering Goes to Qatar Airways

In addition to winning Best Business Class, Qatar Airways also secured the Best Catering award, highlighting its dedication to providing top-quality meals that enhance the overall passenger experience.

Virgin Australia Tops Cabin Crew

Virgin Australia has been honored with the Best Cabin Crew award, recognizing the airline’s exceptional service and friendly demeanor of its crew members.

Qantas Triumphs with Best Lounges

Qantas, Australia’s flag carrier, has won the Best Lounges award, offering travelers a comfortable and stylish pre-flight experience in its lounges worldwide.

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Regional Excellence Awards

For long-haul travel, also recognizes excellence according to region:

  • Middle East: Qatar Airways stands out as the top choice.
  • North Asia: Korean Air has been recognized for its outstanding service.
  • Southeast Asia: Cathay Pacific Airways has been awarded for its excellence in the region.
  • Australia-Pacific: Air New Zealand has been celebrated for its service to this region.
  • Europe: Air France has been recognized as the top choice for travelers.
  • Southern Europe: Turkish Airlines has been acknowledged for its excellence in the region.
  • North America: Air Canada has won the award for its service in this region.
  • South America: Latam has been celebrated for its service to this region.

These awards reflect the dedication of airlines worldwide to providing superior service, innovation, and safety to travelers. As the aviation industry continues to evolve, these leaders set the standard for excellence, ensuring passengers have memorable and comfortable journeys wherever they fly.

As travelers, we can be confident that these award-winning airlines will continue to innovate and provide exceptional service, making air travel a more enjoyable and seamless experience for all.’s top 25 premium airlines for 2024:

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Korean Air
  3. Cathay Pacific Airways
  4. Air New Zealand
  5. Emirates
  6. Air France/KLM
  7. All Nippon Airways
  8. Etihad Airways
  9. Qantas
  10. Virgin Australia/Atlantic
  11. Vietnam Airlines
  12. Singapore Airlines
  13. EVA Air
  14. TAP Portugal
  15. JAL
  16. Finnair
  17. Hawaiian
  18. Alaska Airlines
  19. Lufthansa / Swiss
  20. Turkish Airlines
  21. IGA Group (British Airways & Iberia)
  22. Air Canada
  23. Delta Air Lines
  24. United Airlines
  25. American Airlines’s top 25 low-cost airlines for 2024:

In alphabetical order:

  • AirAsia Group
  • Air Baltic
  • Air Canada Rouge
  • Cebu Pacific
  • EasyJet
  • Eurowings
  • FlyDubai
  • FlyNAS
  • GOL
  • JetBlue
  • Jet2
  • Jetstar Group
  • Jeju Air
  • Norwegian
  • Peach
  • Ryanair
  • Scoot
  • SpiceJet
  • Sun Country Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Transavia
  • Vietjet
  • Volotea
  • Vueling
  • WizzAir

Arsi Mughal is a staff writer at CTN News, delivering insightful and engaging content on a wide range of topics. With a knack for clear and concise writing, he crafts articles that resonate with readers. Arsi's pieces are well-researched, informative, and presented in a straightforward manner, making complex subjects accessible to a broad audience. His writing style strikes the perfect balance between professionalism and casual approachability, ensuring an enjoyable reading experience.

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