(CNN) — It’s been an unusual couple of years for the aviation industry. After months of pandemic-related groundings, travel’s returned not with a bang, but with a bit of a whimper, as many global airlines and airports struggle with cancellations and delays.

In the midst of this chaotic season of travel, Australia-based aviation safety and product rating agency AirlineRatings.com has released its annual round-up of the world’s best airlines.

Nabbing the top spot for the second year in the row is Qatar Airways, with AirlineRatings.com stating this carrier’s commitment to flying over the past couple years was the deciding factor.

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