June 8, 2005 Cathay Pacific has been awarded the title of Airline of the Year 2005 at the World Airline Awards yesterday, having previously won the award in 2003 and placing in the top three every year for the last five years. In second place was Qantas in its best ever placing in the worldwide awards, with Emirates in third position, maintaining its traditional top three ranking in the global survey. Hong Kong International Airport won best airport worldwide for the fifth consecutive year, with Singapore’s Changi Airport taking the Silver Award in a close finish. Gulf Air won best onboard catering in both first and business classes while Thai got the catering award for economy class. JetBlue Airways maintained its excellent service reputation by taking 2nd place for North America as well being named the world's Best Low-cost airline.