Singapore Airlines has won the title of world's best airline
in the Skytrax World Airlines Awards.
In claiming first prize, Singapore moved from its
second-place position last year, supplanting Qatar Airways. Qatar claimed
second place this year while Japan's All Nippon Airways maintained its ranking
Asian carriers earned the remainder of the top 10 spots,
with the exception of Lufthansa, which placed seventh. Delta was Skytrax's highest-ranked U.S. carrier at 37th, one
slot ahead of Alaska. Other U.S. carriers in the top 100 were JetBlue (42),
Southwest (57), American (71). Hawaiian (77) and United (88).
Skytrax top 10
1. Singapore Airlines
2. Qatar Airways
3. ANA All Nippon Airways
5. EVA Air
6. Cathay Pacific Airways
8. Hainan Airlines
9. Garuda Indonesia
10. Thai Airways
Singapore topped the overall Skytrax award by offering a
strong product throughout its aircraft. The carrier won the Skytrax award for
world's best first class and came in second for world's best economy class.
Thai Airways, which finished tenth overall, took top honors
in the economy class category. Qatar won top prize in the business class
category, and Air New Zealand won for best premium economy class.
Survey participants are queried on a broad range of subjects
related to the airlines' cabin service, onboard product and airport services.
Skytrax determined its award winners based upon a nine-month
survey in which more than 20 million people worldwide participated.