(CNN) — It’s been an uncommon couple of years for the aviation business. After months of pandemic-related groundings, journey’s returned not with a bang, however with a little bit of a whimper, as many international airlines and airports battle with cancellations and delays.
In the midst of this chaotic season of journey, Australia-based aviation security and product score company AirlineScores.com has launched its annual round-up of the world’s best airlines.
Nabbing the highest spot for the second 12 months within the row is Qatar Airways, with AirlineScores.com stating this provider’s dedication to flying over the previous couple years was the deciding issue. Qatar Airways additionally received the Excellence in Long Haul – Middle East/Africa award.
Ranking traveler choices
As nicely as profitability, AirlineScores.com’s group of editors additionally assessed every airline’s fleet age, environmental and security credentials, passenger evaluations and product choices.
Hot on the heels of Qatar Airways is Air New Zealand, an airline that is topped AirlineScores’ checklist six instances in recent times, and final 12 months additionally got here in at quantity two. For 2022, Air New Zealand was additionally acknowledged by AirlineScores.com because the provider with the best premium economic system and economic system choices, and the best possibility for lengthy haul journey within the Pacific area.
Number three on AirlineScores.com’s checklist is Etihad Airways. The UAE-based airline was additionally awarded the accolade for Environmental Airline of the Year, resulting from what Thomas mentioned was a “benchmark” dedication to chopping emissions.
The quantity 4 airline is Korean Air, which additionally received the Cargo Airline of the Year and Excellence in Long Haul – Asia awards, whereas Singapore Airlines, winner of Best First Class and Best Lounges, rounds out the highest 5.
AirlineScores.com additionally highlights the highest price range airlines for 2022, though these low-cost carriers aren’t ranked. Instead, they’re listed alphabetically: Allegiant Air, AirAsia, easyjet, Jetstar, Flair, Fly Dubai, Ryanair, Scoot, Southwest and VietJet Air.
Thomas instructed CNN Travel the outcomes replicate the continued affect of Covid-19 on aviation, however the current spike in delays and cancellations didn’t have an effect on the rankings.
“The current crisis in travel didn’t play a role as it’s a unique event,” mentioned Thomas, who advised present occasions are additionally “largely not of the airlines’ making.”
Overall, Thomas sees the rankings as a optimistic tackle the journey business at this time.
“The results highlight the very high standard of offering for travelers,” he mentioned.
AirlineScores.com’s high 20 airlines for 2022
1. Qatar Airways
2. Air New Zealand
3. Etihad Airways
4. Korean Air
5. Singapore Airlines
7. Virgin Australia
8. EVA Air
9. Turkish Airlines
10. All Nippon Airways
11. Cathay Pacific Airways
12. Virgin Atlantic
13. Japan Air Lines
18. Air France/KLM
19. Alaska Airlines
20. British Airways