This year’s award-winning airline, Qatar Airways, has been voted the best in the world. However, there are other airlines that have made a mark this year in their territory. From East to West and down South, here are the top carriers around the world that have scored the number one spot in their region.

Best Regional Airlines in the World

This year’s best regional airline is Bangkok Airways, the same position it held last year, followed by another Asian airline, Cathay Dragon (a subsidiary of Cathay Pacific). Interestingly enough, jetBlue Airways has been voted the best in North America, followed by Aegean Airlines (Europe) in fourth, and Azul Airlines (South America) in fifth.

The top ten airlines by global region for 2019 are the following:

1. Bangkok Airways
2. Cathay Dragon
3. jetBlue Airways
4. Aegean Airlines
5. Azul Airlines
6. Azerbaijan Airlines
7. Alaska Airlines
8. SilkAir
9. Vistara
10. AtlasGlobal

Best Airlines in Africa

Ethiopian Airlines placed first for the World’s Best Global Airline in Africa. Royal Air Maroc is the national airline of Morocco and this year’s number one regional carrier in Africa and has been in the top ten for five years in a row.

The top ten airlines by global region for 2019 are the following:

1. Ethiopian Airlines
2. South African Airways
3. Air Mauritius
4. Air Seychelles
5. Kenya Airways
6. Royal Air Maroc
7. Fastjet
8. Mango
9. Egyptair
10. Kulula

The top ten regional airlines for 2019 are the following:

1. Royal Air Maroc
2. RwandAir
3. Air Namibia
4. Tunisair
5. Air Botswana
6. Sénégal Airlines
7. Air Côte d’Ivoire
8. Air Burkina
9. ASKY Airlines
10. Libyan Airlines

Best Airlines in Asia

Singapore Airlines has won the World’s Best Airline in Asia award multiple times, including this year. Aside from being the top in its region, Singapore Airlines has also snagged first place for the World’s Best Business Class Airline and World’s Best Business Class Seat. ANA All Nippon Airways ranked number two (but placed first in having the best onboard catering for business class), and Cathay Pacific in third.

Bangkok Airways has been named both the best regional airline in the world and the best regional airline in Asia. Five airlines in China made it on the top ten this year, whereas all others are from different Asian countries.

The top ten airlines by global region for 2019 are the following:

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

The top ten regional airlines for 2019 are the following:

1. Bangkok Airways
2. Cathay Dragon
3. Azerbaijan Airlines
4. SilkAir
5. Vistara
6. Juneyao Airlines
7. Tianjin Airlines
8. Xiamen Airlines
9. Shenzhen Airlines
10. Sriwijaya Air

Best Airlines in Central Asia / India

Central Asia/India’s best global regional airline award goes to Air Astana from the Republic of Kazakhstan, which flies to more than 64 destinations in Kazakhstan, Central Asia and cities in Russia.

This year’s best regional airline in Central Asia/India goes to Azerbaijan Airlines, the largest airline in the nation. The carrier connects customers to more than 40 destinations internationally (including New York) with codeshare agreements between other major airlines such as Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and Air France among others.

The top ten airlines by global region for 2019 are the following:

1. Air Astana
2. Azerbaijan Airlines
3. IndiGo
4. Vistara
5. SriLankan Airlines
6. Jet Airways
7. SpiceJet
8. Air India
9. Uzbekistan Airways
10. GoAir

The top five regional airlines for 2019 are the following:

1. Azerbaijan Airlines
2. Vistara
3. Uzbekistan Airways
4. Qazaq Air
5. Air Kyrgyzstan

Best Airlines in Europe

Lufthansa wins this year’s Best Airline in Europe, followed by SWISS in second, Austrian Airlines in third, KLM in fourth and British Airways in fifth. Last year, Lufthansa was the first and only airline in the region to be awarded a five-star airline, thanks to its onboard products, service and staff.

Aegean Airlines ranked number one in Europe for multiple years in a row including this year for being the best in the region. The Greek carrier is known to have a terrific cabin crew, great service, and flies to almost 100 destinations throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The top ten airlines by global region for 2019 are the following:

1. Lufthansa
2. Swiss International Air Lines
3. Austrian Airlines
4. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
5. British Airways
6. Virgin Atlantic
7. Aeroflot
8. Air France
9. Iberia
10. Turkish Airlines

The top ten regional airlines for 2019 are the following:

1. Aegean Airlines
2. AtlasGlobal
3. Air Malta
4. S7 Airlines
5. Air Serbia
6. Air Nostrum
7. flyBe
8. Luxair
9. CSA Czech Airlines
10. Adria Airways

Best Airlines in North America

Air Canada has once again been named the Best Airline in North America, which is the eighth time the carrier won this award in ten years. Moreover, Air Canada has also won in other categories including the Best Business Class in North America, the Best Airline Staff in Canada, and the Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness in North America.

jetBlue Airways has been named North America’s Best Regional Airline, a double win for this American carrier since it also scored second place in the top ten in North America.

The top ten airlines by global region for 2019 are the following:

1. Air Canada
2. jetBlue Airways
3. Delta Air Lines
4. Southwest Airlines
5. Alaska Airlines
6. WestJet
7. Air Transat
8. United Airlines
9. American Airlines
10. Porter Airlines

The top five regional airlines for 2019 are the following:

1. jetBlue Airways
2. Alaska Airlines
3. Porter Airlines
4. American Eagle
5. Silver Airways

Best Airlines in Central America / Caribbean

Central America’s best global airline is Copa Airlines for the fifth year in a row, followed by Caribbean Airlines in second place and Air Caraibes in third. The carrier has also been named the best in the region, which it won in 2018, as well as Best Airline Staff in Central America / Caribbean.

The top nine airlines by global region for 2019 are the following:

1. Copa Airlines
2. Caribbean Airlines
3. Air Caraibes
4. Bahamasair
5. LIAT
6. Cayman Airways
7. interCaribbean
8. Cubana
9. Suriname Airways

The top five regional airlines for 2019 are the following:

1. Copa Airlines
2. Bahamasair
3. LIAT
4. Cayman Airways
5. Suriname Airways

Best Airlines in South America

South America’s best global airline winner is LATAM, which recently released a new business class seat that’s actually inviting. Azul Airlines scored second place in the global category for this part of the world, but it was named the number one for the Best Regional Airline in South America. Azul Airlines is a Brazilian carrier that offers flights to over 122 destinations in different parts of the world such as Argentina, Uruguay, French Guiana, Portugal, the United States and of course, Brazil.

The top ten airlines by global region for 2019 are the following:

1. LATAM
2. Azul Airlines
3. Avianca
4. Sky Airline
5. Aerolineas Argentinas
6. Easyfly
7. TAME
8. Gol
9. Austral Líneas Aéreas
10. Peruvian Airlines

The top five regional airlines for 2019 are the following:

1. Azul Airlines
2. TAME
3. Austral Líneas Aéreas
4. Peruvian Airlines
5. StarPeru

Best Airlines in the Middle East

Qatar Airways, which has won the Best Business Class Airline and Best Business Class Seat for 2019, has also been named the Best Airline in the Middle East. In second place is Emirates, followed by Etihad in third, Oman in fourth and Saudi Arabian Airlines in fifth. With a fleet of 146 aircraft and a destination count of over 87 different countries, Qatar Airways is a certified five-star airline that doesn’t disappoint.

The top ten airlines by global region for 2019 are the following:

1. Qatar Airways
2. Emirates
3. Etihad Airways
4. Oman Air
5. Saudi Arabian Airlines
6. Gulf Air
7. Royal Jordanian Airlines
8. Flynas
9. Air Arabia
10. flyDubai

Best Airlines in Australia/Pacific

One of the best four-star airlines, Qantas Airways, has won the Best Airline in Australia/Pacific for 2019. The carrier also took the Best First and Best Business Class in Australia/Pacific awards, which is no surprise given its spectacular seats on the Dreamliner and the new onboard lounges that will soon be available on the A380s.

The top ten airlines by global region for 2019 are the following:

1. Qantas Airways
2. Air New Zealand
3. Virgin Australia
4. Fiji Airways
5. Jetstar Airways
6. Tigerair Australia
7. Air Tahiti Nui
8. AirCalin
9. Air Vanuatu
10. Air Niugini