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 honor at Tuesday’s award ceremony at the 2015 Paris Air Show.
The other carriers to make the Skytrax top 10 include (in no particular order): Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, ANA, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, Qantas, Garuda Indonesia, and EVA Air.
“I am honored to lead a company that has paved such an accomplished path to excellence, and innovation, demonstrating the team’s unwavering pride in their work and the experience provided to each of our passengers,” Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker said in a statement.
“Becoming an award-winning airline takes dedication and passion— and retaining such a ranking takes commitment, which I thank each and every team member at Qatar Airways for.”
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, CNN reported.
Qatar Airways previously held the top price in 2011 and in 2012.
Other winners at the ceremony included AirAsia, 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.