Qatar Airways has been named the Best Airline in the World for 2015 by leading aviation consumer website Skytrax.
The Gulf-based carrier was presented with the honour at Tuesday’s award ceremony at the 2015 Paris Air Show.
The order in which they were ranked (with 2014 rankings) is:
1. Qatar Airways (2)
2. Singapore Airlines (3)
3. Cathay Pacific Airways (1)
4. Turkish Airlines (5)
5. Emirates (4)
6. Etihad Airways (9)
7. ANA All Nippon Airways (6)
8. Garuda Indonesia (7)
9. EVA Air (12)
10. Qantas Airways (11)
Qatar’s victory unseated last year’s winner, Cathay Pacific Airways.
In addition to best airline, Qatar also took home the top prize for Best Airline in the Middle East and Best Business Class seat.
Qatar Airways previously held the top price in 2011 and in 2012.
Other winners at the ceremony included Air Asia, which took home the top prize for Best Low-Cost Airline for the seventh year in a row.
The Skytrax awards are decided based on independent surveys completed by 18.9 million passengers from 110 different countries around the world.
Some African destinations served by Qatar Air include:
Johannesburg , Casablanca, Maputo, Nairobi, Cape Town, Addis Ababa, Algiers, Cairo, Dar Es Salaam, Djibouti, Nairobi, Durban, Zanzibar, & Tunis