BEST AIRLINES IN APAC: Qantas named #1 & Fiji Airways makes top 4

When it comes to flying across the Asia Pacific region, travellers prefer to do so with Australia's very own Qantas, which was named the 'Best Airline in Australia/Pacific'.

When it comes to flying across the Asia Pacific region, travellers prefer to do so with Australia’s very own Qantas, which was named the ‘Best Airline in Australia/Pacific’.

Qantas received the prestigious title during the 2019 Skytrax Awards, with some 21.65 million people from 100 countries saying the airline is tops for travelling across the region.

The airline received the award along with being named ‘World’s 8th Best Airline‘, ‘Best First Class in Australia/Pacific’ and Best Business Class Australia/Pacific.

Behind Qantas in the list of top APAC carrier was Air New Zealand, which also took the title of ‘World’s Best Airline Alliance Lounge‘, ‘Best Premium Economy in Australia/Pacific’ as well as ‘Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness in Australia/Pacific, followed by Virgin Australia.

Fiji Airways leapfrogged in the category to land 4th Best Airline in Australia/Pacific, while also being awarded the coveted Skytrax 4-Star rating and receiving the #1 spot for ‘Best Airline Staff in Australia/Pacific’.


The Fijian carrier’s Managing Director and Chief Executive, Andre Viljoen, said the airline is “extremely proud” of its achievements in this year’s awards, particularly the 4-star rating, which the carrier set out to achieve in 2015.

“It has been a four-year improvement journey to raise us to a 4-Star airline status, after massive investments in customer experience, improvement in our product, and enhancing our service culture and standards through the UP! Your Service education programme.”

Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways Managing Director

“The Best Airline Staff Award is a highly contested accolade, which our staff and crew are humbled to have received. Fiji is famous for its world-class hospitality and that underpins everything we do. Our commitment to being the best representatives of our beautiful home has borne fruitful rewards for us.”

See the list below for the 10 Best Airlines in Australia/Pacific:


1. Qantas Airways



2. Air New Zealand


3. Virgin Australia



4. Fiji Airways


5. Jetstar Airways



6. Tigerair Australia


7. Air Tahiti Nui

Image: Air Tahiti Nui/Facebook


8. AirCalin


Image: Aircalin/Facebook


9. Air Vanuatu


10. Air Niugini


Which airline do you prefer to travel across Asia Pacific?