(CNN) — It has 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 world airways and airports wrestle with cancellations and delays.
Within the midst of this chaotic season of journey, Australia-based aviation security and product score company AirlineRatings.com has launched its annual round-up of the world’s greatest airways.
Nabbing the highest spot for the second yr within the row is Qatar Airways, with AirlineRatings.com stating this provider’s dedication to flying over the previous couple years was the deciding issue. Qatar Airways additionally received the Excellence in Lengthy Haul – Center East/Africa award.
Rating traveler choices
In addition to profitability, AirlineRatings.com says its crew of editors additionally assessed every airline’s fleet age, environmental and security credentials, passenger critiques and product choices.
Sizzling on the heels of Qatar Airways is Air New Zealand, an airline that is topped AirlineRatings’ listing six occasions in recent times, and final yr additionally got here in at quantity two. For 2022, Air New Zealand was additionally acknowledged by AirlineRatings.com because the provider with one of the best premium financial system and financial system choices, and the most suitable choice for lengthy haul journey within the Pacific area.
Quantity three on AirlineRatings.com’s listing is Etihad Airways. The UAE-based airline was additionally awarded the accolade for Environmental Airline of the 12 months, attributable to what Thomas stated was a “benchmark” dedication to chopping emissions.
The quantity 4 airline is Korean Air, which additionally received the Cargo Airline of the 12 months and Excellence in Lengthy Haul – Asia awards, whereas Singapore Airways, winner of Finest First Class and Finest Lounges, rounds out the highest 5.
AirlineRatings.com additionally highlights the highest funds airways for 2022, though these low-cost carriers aren’t ranked. As a substitute, they’re listed alphabetically: Allegiant Air, AirAsia, easyjet, Jetstar, Aptitude, Fly Dubai, Ryanair, Scoot, Southwest and VietJet Air.
Thomas instructed CNN Journey the outcomes replicate the continued impression of Covid-19 on aviation, however the latest spike in delays and cancellations didn’t have an effect on the rankings.
“The present disaster in journey did not play a task as it is a distinctive occasion,” stated Thomas, who instructed present occasions are additionally “largely not of the airways’ making.”
Total, Thomas sees the rankings as a constructive tackle the journey business at this time.
“The outcomes spotlight the very excessive customary of providing for vacationers,” he stated.
AirlineRatings.com’s prime 20 airways for 2022
1. Qatar Airways
2. Air New Zealand
3. Etihad Airways
4. Korean Air
5. Singapore Airways
7. Virgin Australia
8. EVA Air
9. Turkish Airways
10. All Nippon Airways
11. Cathay Pacific Airways
12. Virgin Atlantic
13. Japan Air Strains
18. Air France/KLM
19. Alaska Airways
20. British Airways