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Skytrax World Airline Awards: Singapore Airlines named World’s Best Airline 2018

ByKimberly A. Brochu

Jul 18, 2018
Singapore Airlines returns to the top for the fourth time.

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Singapore Airlines returns to the top for the fourth time.

Singapore Airlines has been named the world’s best airline for the fourth time at the annual World Airline Awards.

The carrier also won awards for Best First Class, Best Airline in Asia and Best First Class Seat.

The Skytrax World Airline Awards were announced in London on Tuesday, coinciding with the Farnborough Air Show. The awards are based on surveys of over 20 million travelers, who rated over 335 airlines between August 2017 and May 2018.

Singapore Airlines beat last year’s winner Qatar Airways for the top spot. Asian airlines topped the list, with seven of the top 10 coming from the region. Lufthansa was the only European airline to make the list.

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Consistency has been the key to Singapore Airlines' success as it has performed very well in both product and service.

Consistency has been the key to Singapore Airlines’ success as it has performed very well in both product and service.

“A key factor for customers is consistency and this has proven to be a real asset for Singapore Airlines which has performed very well in both product and service,” said Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax.

Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong accepted the award in London and dedicated it to the airline’s 26,000 employees.

2018 is shaping up to be a great year for Singapore Airlines. In October, it will relaunch the longest air route in the world by resuming non-stop services between Singapore and New York. The airline will fly the first Airbus A350-ULR (for Ultra Long Range) on the 16,700 km route, in almost 19 hours. There will be no economy class on the plane, which will only include economy and premium seats.

Over the past 12 months, the airline has also rolled out new seats for its A380 superjumbos, including its first business class double beds.

Qantas topped the awards for the Australia-Pacific region, winning Best Airline, Best First Class, Best Business Class, Best Economy Class and Best Staff.

Air New Zealand won first place in the best premium economy class.

AirAsia was named the best low-cost airline in the world, for the 10th consecutive year, it won the award. Among other notable accolades, Garuda Indonesia won the world’s best cabin crew award for the fifth consecutive year, Emirates took the best inflight entertainment award for its 14th consecutive year, and China Southern won the airline award. most improved aerial.

Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 business class cabin.  The carrier also won awards for Best First Class, Best Airline in Asia and Best First Class Seat.

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Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 business class cabin. The carrier also won awards for Best First Class, Best Airline in Asia and Best First Class Seat.

The best airlines in the world in 2018

1. Singapore Airlines
2. Qatar Airways
3. ANA All Nippon Airways
4. Emirates
5. EVA Air
6. Cathay Pacific Airways
7. Lufthansa
8. Hainan Airlines
9. Garuda Indonesia
10. Thai Airways

Best economy class

1. Thai Airways
2. Singapore Airlines
3. Qatar Airways
4. Emirates
5. ANA All Nippon Airways
6. Cathay Pacific Airways
7. Garuda Indonesia
8. EVA Air
9. Lufthansa
10. Japan Airlines

Best premium economy class

1. Air New Zealand
2. Qantas Airways
3. Singapore Airlines
4. Lufthansa
5. Air France
6. Aeroflot
7. EVA Air
8. Japanese airlines
9. Virgin Australia
10. Chinese airlines

Best business class

1. Qatar Airways
2. Singapore Airlines
3. ANA All Nippon Airways
4. Emirates
5. Etihad Airways
6. Qantas Airways
7. Cathay Pacific Airways
8. Lufthansa
9. Turkish Airlines
10. EVA Air

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