The 2019 Skytrax Award winners have been named. This year’s Best First Class Airline has been awarded to Singapore Airlines, which also came in first place last year. Additionally, the carrier snagged first place for the best first class seat, which if you haven’t already, you must check out their newest suite—a mini-hotel room above the clouds (better than Etihad Apartments).

Other than the best overall first class airline and seat, there are additional best first class categories that airlines can be ranked for such as airport lounge, onboard catering, lounge dining and onboard amenities. Let’s take a look at who made it to this year’s top ten in each one of these.

Best First Class Airlines in the World

Aside from Singapore Airlines, other notable changes from last year are Oman Air grabbing the tenth spot, which Thai Airways held in 2018, and Cathay Pacific completely slipping off the list.

The top ten for 2019 are the following:

1. Singapore Airlines
2. Lufthansa
3. Air France
4. Etihad Airways
5. Qatar Airways
6. Emirates
7. ANA All Nippon Airways
8. Swiss International Air Lines
9. Qantas Airways
10. Oman Air

Best First Class Airline Seats in the World

Singapore Airlines has also been voted the number one airline with the best first class seats in the world for 2019. Saudi Arabian Airlines made a big jump from tenth in 2018 to fifth in 2019; Lufthansa fell from sixth last year to ninth this year; SWISS made it to this year’s top ten (it was not on the list last year). SWISS just released a brand new first and business class seat this year, which may have had some influence.

The top ten for 2019 are the following:

1. Singapore Airlines
2. Etihad Airways
3. Emirates
4. Air France
5. Saudi Arabian Airlines
6. Qatar Airways
7. Garuda Indonesia
8. Oman Air
9. Lufthansa
10. Swiss International Air Lines

Best First Class Onboard Catering in the World

The airline with the Best Onboard Catering this year goes to Air France, which is the same position the carrier held last year for the same category. A few other shifts include ANA All Nippon Airways, which jumped from tenth to number four, and Garuda Indonesia, which fell completely off (last year it was number nine).

The top ten for 2019 are the following:

1. Air France
2. Singapore Airlines
3. Etihad Airways
4. ANA All Nippon Airways
5. Oman Air
6. Lufthansa
7. Qatar Airways
8. Emirates
9. Qantas Airways
10. British Airways

Best First Class Amenities in the World

From the linen and mattress you sleep on to the kit and toiletries in the lavatory available for use, the airline with the best amenities in first class goes to Air France—another win for this European carrier. First class passengers receive a memory foam mattress, luxuriously large duvet and pillow, Bose noise-canceling headphones, soft pajamas, and a hard case magnetic closure amenity kit with products from the French designer Carita. Air France continues to bring the best for its customers.

The top ten for 2019 are the following:

1. Air France
2. Singapore Airlines
3. Lufthansa
4. Emirates
5. Etihad Airways
6. Qatar Airways
7. Qantas Airways
8. British Airways
9. ANA All Nippon Airways
10. Oman Air

Best First Class Airline Lounges in the World

With all the high-end lounges around the world, SWISS has been voted for having the best first class lounges (it didn’t even make it on the top ten in 2018). Qatar Airways went from first to second and Emirates from fourth to eighth (2018 versus 2019), however, Japan Airlines, who didn’t make it to the top ten in 2018 just barely got on to the best list for 2019. Japan Airlines just opened a new first class lounge in Tokyo Airport and the sushi section is to die for.

The top ten for 2019 are the following:

1. Swiss International Air Lines
2. Qatar Airways
3. Lufthansa
4. Air France
5. Singapore Airlines
6. Qantas Airways
7. Cathay Pacific Airways
8. Emirates
9. Etihad Airways
10. Japan Airlines

Best First Class Lounge Dining in the World

Air France yet again has been voted the best when it comes down to the food they serve in their lounges. From foie gras, beef filet and free-range chicken fricassee to Monte-Carlo style Baba with rum, and French chocolate, Air France takes the cuisine they serve seriously. Other top players are Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines, both of which were in the top four in 2018. Two big changes were SWISS moving up from ninth to fourth and Emirates from sixth to ninth (2018 versus 2019). ANA All Nippon Airways was ranked number ten last year but fell completely off this year.

The top ten for 2019 are the following:

1. Air France
2. Qatar Airways
3. Singapore Airlines
4. Swiss International Air Lines
5. Lufthansa
6. Etihad Airways
7. Qantas Airways
8. Japan Airlines
9. Emirates
10. Cathay Pacific Airways

Were you surprised by this year’s results?