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Singapore Airlines named the World’s Best Airline in the Skytrax 2018 World Airline Awards!

AS AU EU US | 7/17/2018 9:45 AM | João

At the World Airline Awards held in London today, July 17 2018, Skytrax announced the world’s Top 100 Airlines in 2018, as voted by airline customers around the world. The awards, described as “the Oscars of the aviation industry”, are most coveted in the world airline industry, and a global benchmark of excellence.

In a gala ceremony at the iconic Langham Hotel in London, airline leaders and top airline management from across the globe to receive their 2018 World Airline Awards. Referred to by media as the “Oscars of the aviation industry”, the World Airline Awards are held in high esteem for the clarity of process and independence, with no outside sponsorship or external influence.

Edward Plaisted of Skytrax commented: “We congratulate Singapore Airlines on this fabulous achievement, being voted the World’s Best Airline by customers for a fourth time in the awards history. A key ‘wow’ factor for customers is consistency and this proved to a real asset for Singapore Airlines who scored highly across both product and service. I am sure Singapore Airlines will also take great pride in winning the World’s Best First Class award, less than one year after they introduced their new first-class suites.”

“Singapore Airlines is honoured to be named World’s Best Airline in the Skytrax awards, and I dedicate it to the 26,000 SIA Group employees who focus every day on delivering the world’s best travel experience to our customers,” said SIA CEO Mr Goh Choon Phong, who accepted the award in London today. “The World Airline Awards are based on direct feedback from customers, who we know have more airlines to choose from in this highly competitive global environment. The recognition will further motivate us to improve upon the three main pillars of our brand promise – product leadership, service excellence and network connectivity – to ensure we retain our competitive advantage, and continue to meet and exceed customer expectations.”

Skytrax winners announced today include:

  • World’s Best First Class: Singapore Airlines
  • World’s Best Airline: Singapore Airlines
  • World’s Best Business Class: Qatar Airways
  • World’s Best Economy Class: Thai Airways
  • World’s Best Low-Cost Airline: AirAsia
  • Best Business Class Seat: Qatar Airways
  • Best Economy Class Seat: Japan Airlines
  • Best Airline in Asia: Singapore Airlines
  • Best Airline in Northern Europe: Finnair
  • Best Airline in Western Europe: Lufthansa
  • Best Airline in Southern Europe: Turkish Airlines
  • Best Airline in Eastern Europe: Aeroflot
  • Best Airline in North America: Air Canada
  • World’s Best Regional Airline: Bangkok Airlines
  • World’s Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness: ANA All Nippon Airways
  • World’s Best Cabin Staff: Garuda Indonesia
  • Most Improved Airline: China Southern Airlines
  • World’s Best Airline Alliance: Star Alliance
  • World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge: Qatar Airways

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The World’s Top 100 Airlines – 2018
1 Singapore Airlines
2 Qatar Airways
3 ANA All Nippon Airways
4 Emirates
5 EVA Air
6 Cathay Pacific
7 Lufthansa
8 Hainan Airlines
9 Garuda Indonesia
10 Thai Airways
11 Qantas Airways
12 Swiss International Airlines
13 Japan Airlines
14 China Southern Airlines
15 Etihad Airways
16 Austrian Airlines
17 Air New Zealand
18 Turkish Airlines
19 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
20 Hong Kong Airlines
21 Bangkok Airways
22 Virgin Australia
23 Aeroflot
24 Asiana Airlines
25 Air France
26 Cathay Dragon
27 Finnair
28 Air Asia
29 Virgin Atlantic
30 Air Canada
31 British Airways
32 Norwegian
33 Korean Air
34 Malaysia Airlines
35 China Airlines
36 Aer Lingus
37 Delta Air Lines
38 Alaska Airlines
39 Aegean Airlines
40 Ethiopian Airlines
41 Iberia
42 jetBlue Airways
43 EasyJet
44 Oman Air
45 South African Airways
46 Jetstar Airways
47 AirAsia X
48 Air Astana
49 Philippine Airlines
50 Vietnam Airlines
51 Avianca
52 Saudi Arabian Airlines
53 Azul Airlines
54 Westjet
55 Indigo
56 SilkAir
57 Southwest Airlines
58 Azerbaijan Airlines
59 Eurowings
60 SAS Scandinavian
61 Scoot
62 Porter Airlines
63 LATAM
64 Ryanair
65 Fiji Airways
66 Copa Airlines
67 LOT Polish
68 Jetstar Asia
69 Air Mauritius
70 Jetstar Asia
71 American Airlines
72 TAP Portugal
73 TUI Airways
74 Brussels Airlines
75 Alitalia
76 China Eastern Airlines
77 Hawaiian Airlines
78 Royal Brunei Airlines
79 American Eagle
80 Jet Airways
81 Juneyao Airlines
82 Air Seychelles
83 Air Dolomiti
84 Air Malta
85 Kenya Airways
86 Vistara
87 Icelandair
88 United Airlines
89 Gulf Air
90 Royal Jordanian
91 Peach
92 Jet2.com
93 Air China
94 Vueling Airlines
95 SriLankan Airlines
96 Air Nostrum
97 Aeromexico
98 S7 Airlines
99 PAL Express
100 Atlasglobal

Source: World Airline Awards

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