Singapore Airlines is the best in the world, according to TripAdvisor

Photo: Junpei Abe/Flickr
Photo: Junpei Abe/Flickr

Singapore Airlines (SIA), you’ve done it.

Hailed as the best airline in the world according to the TripAdvisor’s annual Travellers’ Choice Awards, our national carrier overtook last year’s title-holder, Emirates, to clinch top spot on the global list for 2018. But that wasn’t enough — SIA also bagged awards for Best Airline in Asia, Best International First Class in the World (and in Asia), Best Economy Class in the World (and in Asia), Travellers’ Choice Business Class in Asia, and Travellers’ Choice Premium Economy Class in Asia.

Whew. That’s quite the achievement.

Elsewhere on the top ten list of the world’s best airlines, Air New Zealand came in second, followed by Emirates, Japan Airlines, and EVA Air. At sixth place, Southwest Airlines repped the US, while made the UK proud at seventh place, with Qatar Airways, Azul Brazilian Airlines, and Korean Air rounding up the rankings.

In Asia, Japan’s ANA (All Nippon Airways) was runner-up to Singapore, trailed by Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, EVA Air, Garuda Indonesia, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Thai Airways, and Vietnam Airlines.

Based on traveler reviews, the yearly awards focus on service, quality, and value, wading through airline reviews and ratings over a 12-month period to determine the list.

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