These are the best and worst airlines and airports in the world

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Easyjet came in the bottom 10 worst airlines (Source: Getty)

Qatar Airways has been ranked the best airline in the world, according to a new study.

The research, carried out by consumer group AirHelp, has put the Middle Eastern airline on top with Hamad International airport, also based in Doha, the capital of Qatar.

The group ranked 72 airlines and 141 airports bu analysing a series of key performance indicators (KPI) including on-time performance and service quality. Twitter sentiment was also used to measure the KPI of the airports.

Closely followed by Qatar Airways is Lufthansa in second and Etihad Airways in third and Singapore Airlines and South African Airways in fourth and fifth respectively.

Among the worst airlines were Air Mauritius, EasyJet, Pakistan International Airlines, Royal Jordanian Airlines and Wow Air.

In terms of airports, Greece's Athens International came in second place, followed by Tokyo Haneda, Germany's Cologne Bonn and Changi, Singapore.

The worst were Stockholm Bromma, Sweden; Paris Orly; Lyon; London Stansted and Kuwait International.

London Heathrow did not make it into the top 10, coming in at number 81 out of the 141-strong list.

The report found that Stansted's poor standing was due to a large volume of negative tweets. Gatwick was the worst airport when considering this metric alone, it said.

AirHelp CEO and co-founder Henrik Zillmer said: “For some time now UK airports have seemingly been in the news for all the wrong reasons and that has been realised in this data. The UK is enviably positioned when it comes to physical movement of people globally, but this report needs to serve as a wake-up call when it comes to actual performance.

"Passengers are clearly not happy and while it will be a challenge to address the issues highlighted in this report, it is also an opportunity to halt the decline in performance and provide consumers with a better experience.”

Best and worst airlines

Top 10 Bottom 10
Qatar Airways Jet Airways
Lufthansa Aerolineas Argentinas
Etihad Airways Iberia
Singapore Airlines Korean Air
South African Airways Ryanair
Austrian Airlines Air Mauritius
Aegean Airlines Easyjet
Qantas Pakistan International Airlines
Air Malta Royal Jordanian Airlines
Virgin Atlantic Wow Air

Best and worst airports

Top 10 Bottom 10
Hamad International, Doha Eindhoven Airport, Holland
Athens International, Greece Bordeaux Merignac Airport, France
Tokyo Haneda, Japan Edinburgh, UK
Cologne Bonn, Germany Boryspil International, Kiev, Ukraine
Changi, Singapore Manchester Airport, UK
Nagoya Chubu, Japan Stockholm Bromma, Sweden
Viracopos International, Sao Paulo, Brazil Paris Orly, France
Amman Queen Alia, Jordan Lyon, France
Gurarapes Gilberto Freyre International, Recife, Brazil London Stansted, UK
Quito International, Ecuador Kuwait International, Kuwait

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