Singapore Airlines was revealed as the number one airline in the world for 2019 on Saturday.
AirlineRatings.com revealed their new rankings of global carriers on 24th November. It grades on safety and in-flight experience.
According to Express, Singapore Airlines currently operates the longest commercial flight in the world between Singapore and New York.
In the analysis, Singapore Airlines came out number one in many of our audit criteria, which is a great performance,” AirlineRatings.com Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas commented.
“One of the standouts in the industry for decades it has returned to its best with a new product, new aircraft and new innovative flights such as the Singapore-New York non-stop. Quite simply the airline is the Gold Standard.”
The airline’s “Suites” won the First Class award from AirlineRatings.com.
The six suites are designed to resemble small hotel rooms.
Air New Zealand came out on top for the previous 5 years. But this year Singapore Airlines pinched the crown.
Thomas praised its expansion in both domestic and international markets as well as its business class beds.
Australian carrier Qantas came in third place overall. It won Best Domestic Airline Service and Best Lounges.
“Qantas’ customer approval rating is at an all-time high, and it continues to innovate with lie-flat beds on all its A330s that operate domestic and regional international flights,” said Thomas.
“The judges were unanimous on the airline’s lounges which are exceptional and its domestic airline product, particularly on transcontinental A330 flights, is a standout.”
Qatar Airways was ranked in fourth place, selected as Best Catering and Best Business Class.
“The airline’s Qsuite is a first-class experience in business class. It leaves little to chance, and our judges rated it as one of the best overall business-class products they had seen. It sets a standard to which some airlines can only aspire,” said Thomas.
Virgin Atlantic took 5th place, while Emirates (Dubai-based) took 6th.
Emirates won both Best Inflight Entertainment and Best Long-Haul Middle East.
“Emirates has been an industry benchmark in cabin innovation and aircraft for years and dominates long-haul travel, with a level of service that only a few equal, said Thomas.
British carriers failed to come in the top ten, however Germany’s Lufthansa was credited with Excellent in Long Haul Travel and Hungary’s Wiz was named as one of the Best Low-Cost Airlines.
See AirlineRatings.com’s Top Ten Airlines below:
1. Singapore Airlines
2. Air New Zealand
4. Qatar Airways
5. Virgin Australia
7. All Nippon Airways
8. EVA Air
9. Cathay Pacific Airways
10. Japan Airlines
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