Qantas Touches Down To New Lows In 2024 World’s Best Airline Rankings
— Updated on 27 June 2024

Qantas Touches Down To New Lows In 2024 World’s Best Airline Rankings

— Updated on 27 June 2024
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

2024 has been yet another triumphant year for Qatar Airways, which was recently named World’s Best Airline for the eighth time. Qantas, on the other hand, was forced to adjust seats upright and stow away tray tables as they touched down to an all-new low at #24.

In years gone past, it had reached lofty altitudes: peaking at #4 and achieving #5, as recently as the post-COVID 2022. But after being relegated to #17 last year, Qantas now finds itself even further from the top. A definite blow to the reputation in the wake of record profits.

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The majority of Qantas’ compatriot carriers fared no better this year. Virgin Australia went from #46 to #54, while Jetstar worsened from #69 to #74. The sole Aussie representative to showcase any signs of improvement was Rex, which climbed six spots to #50 and was named 4th in the World’s Best Regional Airlines category — above Virgin Australia, which came in at 6th.

Check out the outstanding performers in the 2024 World’s Best Airline awards, as presented by Skytrax.

The World’s Best Airlines for 2024 (Overall Rankings)

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Emirates
  4. ANA All Nippon Airways
  5. Cathay Pacific
  6. Japan Airlines
  7. Turkish Airlines
  8. EVA Air
  9. Air France
  10. Swiss International Air Lines
  11. Korean Air
  12. Hainan Airlines
  13. British Airways
  14. Fiji Airways
  15. Iberia
  16. Vistara
  17. Virgin Atlantic
  18. Lufthansa
  19. Etihad Airways
  20. Saudi Arabian Airlines

“This is a remarkable achievement for Qatar Airways to win this World’s Best Airline title for 2024, the eighth time they have triumphed,” said Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted.

“We congratulate Qatar Airways on this success which should be a source of great pride and satisfaction for the airline management and staff.”

The Middle Eastern airline’s CEO Badr Mohammed Al-Meer added: “This is a proud Qatar Airways moment and it is my honour to share this award with my hard working colleagues.”

“This award is testimony to our relentless dedication to providing unparalleled service and innovation. We look forward to more wins in the future.”

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World’s Best Cabin Crew

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. ANA All Nippon Airways
  3. Garuda Indonesia
  4. EVA Air
  5. Cathay Pacific Airways
  6. Hainan Airlines
  7. Japan Airlines
  8. Thai Airways
  9. Qatar Airways
  10. Malaysia Airlines

World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines

  1. AirAsia
  2. Volotea
  3. Flynas
  4. Transavia France
  5. Indigo
  6. Vueling Airlines
  7. airBaltic
  8. Iberia Express
  9. Ryanair
  10. easyJet
  11. flyDubai
  13. Eurowings
  14. SKY Airline
  15. JetSMART Airlines

World’s Best Regional Airlines

  1. Bangkok Airways
  2. Aegean Airlines
  3. Azerbaijan Airlines
  4. Rex Airlines
  5. Azul Brazilian Airlines
  6. Virgin Australia
  7. Royal Air Maroc
  8. Porter Airlines
  9. Alaska Airlines
  10. Hong Kong Airlines

World’s Cleanest Airlines

  1. Cathay Pacific Airways
  2. ANA All Nippon Airways
  3. EVA Air
  4. Qatar Airways
  5. Singapore Airlines
  6. Asiana Airlines
  7. Hainan Airlines
  8. Japan Airlines
  9. China Airlines
  10. Korean Air

Read the full list of winners for the 2024 World’s Best Airline Awards.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]