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2022 ranking of the 100 best airlines, Air France is doing well

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At the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022 ceremony, Air France was voted Best Airline for the Western Europe region for the second consecutive year. Air France / Photo presse

For more than a decade, the list of world airlines awarded by Skytrax has been monopolized by Asian airlines and those from the Gulf. Air France resists.

Since 1999, the independent British organization Skytrax establishes each year a world ranking of the best airlines. To compose this list, known in the aviation community as the “Oscars of the aviation industry”, more than 14 million passengers were questioned over 11 months (from September 2021 to August 2022). Customers had to answer various questions relating to their trip: quality of service in the cabin, quality of the flight (seat comfort, quality of meals, choice of audiovisual programmes, etc.), experience before and after the flight (ease of booking in line, waiting time, baggage delivery, etc.), but also a questionnaire relating to the various measures taken to fight against Covid-19. The Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022 ceremony was held in London on September 23 and here are the results.

The 7th coronation of Qatar Airways and the very good ranking of Air France

As in 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021, Qatar Airways wins the crown. For the seventh time in its history, the Gulf airline is considered the best in the world. “ Winning it for the seventh time is a testament to the hard work of all of our incredible teams. Their continued dedication and drive ensure our passengers have the best possible experience when flying with Qatar Airways.Said in a press release, Akbar al-Baker, the CEO of the company which operates a modern fleet of 200 aircraft in a network of more than 150 commercial and leisure destinations on five continents. It should be noted that the Qatari company, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, has also won other prizes, including that of the “Best Business Class in the World”, in particular thanks to its Qsuite cabin, the “Best Lounge Catering Service in Business Class in the World” and “Best Airline in the Middle East”.

Singapore Airlines wins the silver medal, followed by Emirates and 4th position goes to ANA All Nippon Airways. Qantas Airways ranks 5th out of more than 350 airlines included in the survey results. Note thatAir France8th in the ranking (an increase of 15 places compared to 2019) is crowned first company in the Western Europe region, for the second consecutive year.

TOP 10 BEST GLOBAL AIRLINES IN 2022 ACCORDING TO SKYTRAX

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Emirates
  4. ANA All Nippon Airways
  5. Qantas Airways
  6. Japan Airlines
  7. Turkish Airlines
  8. Air France
  9. Korean Air
  10. Swiss International Air Lines

TOP 10 BEST EUROPEAN AIRLINES IN 2022 ACCORDING TO SKYTRAX

  1. Turkish Airlines
  2. Air France
  3. Swiss International Air Lines
  4. British Airways
  5. Lufthansa
  6. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  7. Virgin Atlantic
  8. Finnair
  9. Iberia
  10. Aegean Airlines

The French company is also in the top 10 of the “best first class airlines in the world 2022” by climbing to 4th place ahead of Qatar Airways, 8th this year. The podium being the following: Singapore Airlines, Emirates and
Swiss International Air Lines. Finally, despite falling three places as the “best business class airline in the world 2022” (13th this year), Air France is ranked 6th among the “best Premium Economy Class airlines”. During the 2022-2023 winter season (November 2022 – March 2023), the company will serve 171 destinations, including 86 on long-haul and 85 on short and medium-haul. The company’s entire fleet will be in operation and the level of capacity across the entire network will be close to that of winter 2019.

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