The 2022 World Airline Awards event resumed regular operations after two years of virtual award ceremonies. Airlines from all over the world attended the 2022 awards ceremony, which was held on September 23, 2022, at the Langham Hotel in London, United Kingdom.
The World Airline Awards, often referred to as the Oscars of the aviation sector, were established in 1999 and continue to be completely impartial and independent, with all expenses associated with the customer survey and the awards ceremony being covered by the organizers, Skytrax.
Out of the more than 350 airlines surveyed, Singapore Airlines comes in second, followed by Emirates in third, ANA All Nippon Airways in fourth, and Qantas Airways in fifth.
At the awards, Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways were the two biggest winners, each taking home nine prizes. With six awards, Delta Air Lines was the regional winner in North America. Turkish Airlines dominated in Europe, winning four awards, including the fiercely contested Best Airline in Europe honor.
“To receive the 2022 World’s Best Airline award is a great recognition of Qatar Airways high standards, and recognises the hard work and dedication from every member of the airline’s staff to satisfy customers. Qatar Airways was the largest airline to have flown consistently throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with their network never falling below 30 destinations, and that determination has clearly been well recognised by customers with this award as Airline of the Year 2022. For Qatar Airways to achieve this top accolade for a seventh time is both a unique and remarkable achievement, and we congratulate them for this success.” Said Edward Plaisted of Skytrax.
Another notable winner was India’s Vistara, which took home two prizes for Best Airline in India and Southern Asia and Best Airline Staff Service. Vinod Kannan, Chief Executive Officer of Vistara said “It is incredibly heartening for all of us at Vistara to win these awards, which reaffirms the steadfast trust our customers have in us and is a true testament to Vistara setting global benchmarks for excellence in operations and service delivery.”
As the Best Airline in Eastern Europe, the Most Improved Airline in Europe, and the Best Airline Staff in Eastern Europe, airBaltic celebrated success at the 2022 World Airline Awards for the first time. Martin Gauss, CEO and President of airBaltic: “We at airBaltic are continuously working on improving and innovating. There is an incredible motivation, dedication and passion within the airBaltic team towards what we do. Therefore I am proud and honoured to receive this award today on behalf of our team and to see our work and efforts being recognized on an international scale.”