Singapore Airlines Crowned Skytrax World’s Best Airline 2018

Singapore Airlines has been crowned the World’s Best Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2018. This year’s awards are based on surveys of more than 20 million travellers, who rated more than 335 airlines between August 2017 and May 2018.

Singapore Airlines also bagged the award for best first class, best airline in Asia and best first class seat. Last year’s winner, Qatar Airways now ranks 2nd and ANA All Nippon Airways came in 3rd place. Emirates and EVA Air both came in at 4th and 5th positions respectively.

Singapore Airlines Crowned Skytrax World's Best Airline 2018

Asian airlines dominated the top 10 list, with seven of them coming from the region. Lufthansa is the only European airline to make the list while none in the Americas made the top 10 list. View the full list below:

World’s Best Airlines 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.  Japan Airlines
  9. Virgin Australia
  10. China 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

Best Airlines — By Global 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 Regional Airlines

  • Africa – Royal Air Maroc
  • Asia – Bangkok Airways
  • South America – Azul Brazilian Airlines
  • Central Asia / India – Azerbaijan Airlines
  • Europe – Aegean Airlines

Best Airline Staff Service (By Global 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

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