Singapore Airlines has been named as the World’s Best Airline.
After launching the world’s longest flight route this year and introducing some of the most advanced aircraft into its fleet, Singapore Airlines has been lauded as the world’s best airline for 2019. (See: Longest Flight)
Singapore Airlines, placed at third-place last year, unseated the reigning leader as well as other stalwarts like Qantas to claim the no. 1 spot.
For 2018, the best were:
-All Nippon Airways.
-Cathay Pacific Airways.
The editors at AirlineRatings.com recently announced their picks for their annual Airline Excellence Awards, and Singapore Airlines got the top honor. The launch of a nonstop flight from Singapore to New York City played a part.
Seven editors at the agency consider a number of key factors- operational safety, passenger reviews, profitability, investment rating, fleet age, product offerings such as premium economy on long-haul flights and seating options in other classes- to arrive at the rankings.
No big surprise, at that point, that Singapore hopped to the best spot in the rankings. The carrier is amidst of a dramatic fleet revitalization, with the presentation of Airbus A350s and Boeing 787-10s and the launch of major new long-haul routes, for example, Singapore to Newark and Los Angeles, the two of which occurred recently. The carrier is likewise amidst delivery of its request of new Airbus A380s, on which travelers will locate its most recent business-class seats and its much-commended new five star suites.
It was the first time at the top of the list for the Asian carrier, which narrowly edged out previous winners Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways.
The website’s seven editors took a close look at fleet age, passenger reviews, profitability, investment ratings, product offerings and staff relations. They found that Singapore Airlines set the gold standard for safety, design, inflight service and the quality of its fleet.