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Skytrax named Singapore Airlines the best airline in the world

Singapore Airlines has been named the leader of the best airlines in the world and awarded the Skytrax World Airline Awards …

Skytrax named Singapore Airlines the best airline in the world
The airline received this title for the fourth time.

Last year, Singapore Airlines was ranked second, and last year’s leader Qatar Airways dropped to second place this year. The third and fourth positions were kept by ANA All Nippon Airways (Japan) and Emirates (United Arab Emirates), respectively.

Qatar Airways this year dropped to second place
The third position was retained by ANA All Nippon Airways (Japan)
The fourth position was kept by the airline Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Also in the top ten airlines include: Taiwanese EVA Air, Hong Kong Cathay Pacific, German Lufthansa, Chinese Hainan Airlines, Garuda Indonesia and Thai Airways. At 11-20 positions were: Australian Qantas, Swiss SWISS, Japanese JAL, China Southern, Etihad Airways from the UAE, Austrian Airlines, Air New Zealand, Turkish Airlines, Dutch KLM and Hong Kong Airlines.

The Russian airline Aeroflot for the year in the world ranking has risen from 30th to 23rd place (in 2016 – 40th place, in 2015 – 46th) and was the 6th among European air carriers. This is a record in the whole story. S7 took the 98th position (in 2017 – the 95th).

Also, Aeroflot has been recognized as the leader among Eastern European airlines for the sixth year in a row. In addition, the air carrier became the winner in the nomination “Food in the premium economy class”, took the 6th line in the nomination “The best chair of the premium economy class” and 9th in terms of progress for the year among the airlines.

Experts recognized Lufthansa as the leader among European air carriers. The leader of Africa is Ethiopian Airlines, India and Central Asia – Air Astana, Asia – Singapore Airlines, Central America – Copa Airlines, China – Hainan Airlines, South America – Avianca, North America – Air Canada, Australia and Oceania – Qantas, Middle East – Qatar Airways.

The title of “Best budget airline of the world” for the tenth year in a row goes to Air Asia. In the same nomination in Europe, Norwegian won. Bangkok Airways was again recognized as the leader among regional carriers. Air Transat (Canada) became the “Best Charter Airline”, Emirates was awarded the title “Best Multimedia Entertainment System on Board”, Garuda Indonesia was awarded the “Best Crew”.

The airline with the best economy class in the world is named Thai Airways, the best economy class premium – Air New Zealand, the best business class – Qatar Airways, the best first class – Singapore Airlines. It is best to feed economy class passengers on Thai Airways, economy class premium – Singapore Airlines, business class – Austrian Airlines, first class – Air France.

The Star Alliance became the leader in the nomination “The best aviation alliance”.

Unofficially, the World Airline Awards are called the Oscars in the field of air transport services. It is annually awarded by Skytrax company according to the results of air passenger surveys. This study has been conducted since 1999 and is considered the largest in the world: millions of passengers from more than 100 countries rate airline service according to 40 criteria.

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