Singapore Airlines named world's best airline in Skytrax awards


Singapore Airlines has scooped the top prize at the annual World Airline Awards, dubbed the "Oscars of the aviation industry", regaining a title it last held in 2008.

AirAsia, which flies to Auckland from Malaysia, continued dominance being named the world's best low-priced airline.

Singapore Airlines is voted the World's Best Airline in 2018 by travelers, with Qatar Airways taking 2nd place and ANA in 3rd position.

"Singapore Airlines is honored 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", Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong said in a statement. Skytrax pay all costs of the Survey and Awards event.

The Skytrax World Airline Awards were announced in London on Tuesday, coinciding with the Farnborough Air Show. The winners are selected based on votes and surveys conducted by Skytrax over a 10-month period to rate quality and standards across 41 key performance indicators related to services and products offered by airlines.

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United Kingdom airlines did not make the cut and sadly didn't get into the Top 20 for best airlines in the world for 2018.

The online survey operated from August 2017 to May 2018, together with invitations sent to previous year respondents in the survey database (total 24.45 million customers).

A Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900 plane takes off at Changi Airport in Singapore March 28, 2018. British Airways experienced something of a resurgence, meanwhile, rising nine places to 31st, as well as winning the award for Best Cabin Crew in the UK.

Other risers include Aeroflot (up from 30th to 23rd), Oman Air (53rd to 44th), and Azerbaijan Airlines (71st to 58th).

The best airline carrier in Europe was found to be Virgin Atlantic. Falling down the rankings were Etihad (8th to 15th), Air France (18th to 25th) and Alitalia (63rd to 75th). Singapore Airlines 3. ANA All Nippon Airways 4.