Qantas sweeps at World Airline Awards 2016

Posted: 13 July 2016 11:15 am


Australia’s flagship carrier listed in the top 10 in 16 different categories.

Qantas has been named the best airline in Australia/Pacific and the ninth-best in the world by airline review and rating site Skytrax in the 2016 World Airline Awards.

With the winners announced yesterday, the list was dominated by Middle Eastern carriers. Dubai-based Emirates took the top spot with Qatar Airways following in second.

It’s not the first time the Australian carrier has made the top 10. Qantas placed in 2015, 2013, 2011, 2010 and 2009.

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Tigerair also took home awards including the title of Best Low-Cost Airline in Australia/Pacific, which went to Jetstar.

The World Airline Awards also breaks down into more specific categories including best economy class airlines, best low-cost carrier and best regional airline.

Here’s how Australia’s airlines scored:

Qantas#1 - Best Airlines in Australia/Pacific#1 - Best Airline Staff in Australia/Pacific

#1 - Best Premium Economy Class Airline Catering

#2 - World’s Best Premium Economy Class Airlines

#3 - Best First Class Lounge Dining

#4 - Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seats

#4 - Best Business Class Lounge Dining

#5 - World’s Best Inflight Entertainment

#5 - Best First Class Airline Lounges

#6 - Best Transpacific Airlines

#6 - Best Business Class Airline Lounges

#6 - World’s Best Airline Lounge Spa Facility

#7 - Best Business Class Airline Catering

#8 - Best First Class Airline Catering

#9 - World’s Best Airline

#9 - World’s Best First Class Airlines

Jetstar#1 - Best Low-Cost Airlines in Australia/Pacific#2 - World’s Best “Long Haul” Low Cost Airlines

#4 - Best Airlines in Australia/Pacific

#4 - Best Airline Staff in Australia/Pacific

#5 - World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines

#5 - Best Low Cost Airline Premium Cabin

#5 - Best Low Cost Airline Premium Seat

Virgin Australia#2 - Best Airline Staff in Australia/Pacific#3 - Best Airlines in Australia/Pacific
Tigerair#4 - Best Low-Cost Airlines in Australia/Pacific#5 - Best Airlines in Australia/Pacific

#8 - Best Airline Staff in Australia/Pacific

Regional ExpressDid not win any awards

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