Singapore Airlines named best airline in the world in prestigious Skytrax awards

posted on 17th July 2018 by Justin Burns

Singapore Airlines has been named this year’s ‘World’s Best Airline’ in Skytrax’s World Airline Awards beating last year’s winner Qatar Airways into second spot.

SIA also took the top spot in the ‘World’s Best First Class’, ‘Best Airline in Asia’ and ‘Best First Class Airline Seat’ categories in the 2018 rankings. It is the fourth it has won the main beat carrier award, which are the recognised awards in the industry.

This is the fourth time SIA has been named ‘World’s Best Airline’. The awards are based on surveys of more than 20 million travellers, who rated more than 335 airlines between August 2017 and May 2018.

The top 10 world’s best airlines for 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

Best airlines (by region)

Northern Europe — Finnair

Western Europe — Lufthansa

Eastern Europe — Aeroflot Russian Airlines

Africa — Ethiopian Airlines

Australia / Pacific — Qantas Airlines

Central Asia / India — Air Astana

China — Hainan Airlines

Central America / Caribbean — Copa Airlines

South America — Avianca

North America — Air Canada

Asia — Singapore Airlines

Middle East — Qatar Airways

Europe — Lufthansa

Best low-cost airlines

Africa — Mango

Australia & Pacific — Jetstar Airways

Asia — AirAsia

Central Asia / India — Indigo

China — West Air

South America — Sky Airline

North America — WestJet

Middle East — Flynas

Europe — Norwegian

Best airline catering

Economy — Thai Airways

Premium economy — Aeroflot Russian Airlines

Business — Austrian Airlines

First class — Air France

Best airline seats

Economy — Japan Airlines

Premium economy — Air New Zealand

Business — Qatar Airways

First class — Singapore Airlines

Best regional airlines

Africa — Royal Air Maroc

Asia — Bangkok Airways

South America — Azul Brazilian Airlines

Central Asia / India — Azerbaijan Airlines

Europe — Aegean Airlines

Best airline lounges

First class — Qatar Airways

Airline alliance lounge — Star Alliance Los Angeles

Independent airport lounge — Plaza Premium Heathrow Terminal Two

First class lounge dining — Air France

Airline lounge spa facility — Thai Awards

Best airlines staff service (by region)

Africa — South African Airways

Australia / Pacific — Qantas Airways

Central Asia / India — Vistara

China — Hainan Airlines

Central America / Caribbean — Copa Airlines

South America — Azul Brazilian Airlines

Asia — ANA All Nippon Airways

Middle East — Emirates

Europe — Austrian Airlines