Singapore Airlines has been named the world’s No. 1 airline, knocking off 2017 winner Qatar Airways, according to the annual World Airline Awards published by Skytrax. This year, Qatar Airways dropped to No. 2 while Emirates finished fourth for the second consecutive year. No. 3 All Nippon Airways (ANA) of Japan and No. 5 EVA Air of Taiwan rounded out the top five of the ratings, which were announced Tuesday on the sidelines of the biennial Farnborough Airshow in England. The World Airline Awards are based on direct feedback from customers, who we know have more airlines to choose from in this highly competitive global environment.
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In North America, Air Canada took the title for “Best Airline in North America” for the second consecutive year. Overall, the carrier placed 30th in the global ratings – down one spot from its finish in 2017. Delta and Alaska airlines were the top U.S. carriers in the ratings, placing 37th and 38th, respectively. JetBlue was the only other U.S. airline to place in the top 50, ranking 42nd. The Skytrax awards are one of a long-and-growing list of annual consumer-focused rankings covering the airline industry.
Written by: Alexander Deutsch