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The best airlines in 2015 don't include any based in the U.S.

The list of the world's best airlines for 2015 is out, and Qatar Airways took the top spot for the third time in five years.

Skytrax announced the winners of its World Airline Awards, which launched in 1999, at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday. The rankings were determined by reviews from 18.9 million passengers from around the world.

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Qatar Airways previously took first place in 2011 and 2012. This year, the airline was also named best in the Middle East, and was given an award for having the best business-class seat.

It's a very clear accolade on behalf of the staff," Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker told CNN. "They are the real recipients; I'm just their leader."

Third place airline Cathay Pacific took the top spot last year.

Here is the full list of winners:

  • Qatar Airways

  • Singapore Airlines

  • Cathay Pacific Airways

  • Turkish Airlines

  • Emirates

  • Etihad Airways

  • ANA All Nippon Airways

  • Garuda Indonesia

  • EVA Air

  • Qantas Airways

No U.S. carriers made the top 10.

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