Singapore Airlines is named as the best carrier in the world beating Air New Zealand and Qantas

5 min


0

Singapore Airlines has been named as the best carrier in the world for 2019.

The carrier, which currently flies the longest commercial service in the world from Singapore to New York, has received the accolade from AirlineRatings.com – a website that ranks airlines on safety and in-flight experience.

It beats last year’s winner, Air New Zealand, to the top spot, while the Australian flag carrier, Qantas, comes third.

Singapore Airlines has been named as the best in the world for 2019 by AirlineRatings.com. It also came top in the first class cabin category, thanks to its stunning suites (pictured)

Singapore Airlines has been named as the best in the world for 2019 by AirlineRatings.com. It also came top in the first class cabin category, thanks to its stunning suites (pictured)

Singapore Airlines has been named as the best in the world for 2019 by AirlineRatings.com. It also came top in the first class cabin category, thanks to its stunning suites (pictured)

AirlineRatings.com said Singapore Airlines was simply the 'gold standard' carrier. Pictured is one of its Airbus A380s 

AirlineRatings.com said Singapore Airlines was simply the 'gold standard' carrier. Pictured is one of its Airbus A380s 

AirlineRatings.com said Singapore Airlines was simply the ‘gold standard’ carrier. Pictured is one of its Airbus A380s 

THE BEST AIRLINES IN THE WORLD 2019 

1. Singapore Airlines

2. Air New Zealand

3. Qantas

4. Qatar Airways

5. Virgin Australia

6. Emirates

7. All Nippon Airways

8. EVA Air

9. Cathay Pacific Airways

10. Japan Airlines

Source: AirlineRatings.com

Qatar Airways is named as the fourth best airline followed by Virgin Australia.

There are no UK or US-based carriers in the top 10. 

Dubai-based Emirates is in sixth place, followed by All Nippon Airways (seventh), EVA Air (eighth), Cathay Pacific (ninth) and Japan Airlines (10th).

AirlineRatings.com, based in Australia, said it chose Singapore Airlines as its winner because it came out number one in virtually all of the criteria including financial performance, staff and operational safety and that it quite simply is ‘gold standard’.

Meanwhile the airline also wins the website’s title for having the best first class cabin with Singapore’s ‘suites’ product praised for being the ‘equivalent of a small hotel room’.

Qatar Airways is named as having the best business class cabin thanks to its Q-suites, pictured, which are unique in offering double beds at this level. Overall, the airline is fourth

Do you enjoy Down The Wing?

Qatar Airways is named as having the best business class cabin thanks to its Q-suites, pictured, which are unique in offering double beds at this level. Overall, the airline is fourth

Qatar Airways is named as having the best business class cabin thanks to its Q-suites, pictured, which are unique in offering double beds at this level. Overall, the airline is fourth

Korea Air scoops the top accolade in the economy cabin category

Korea Air scoops the top accolade in the economy cabin category

Korea Air scoops the top accolade in the economy cabin category

The best business class award goes to Qatar Airways, thanks to its Q-suites, the first-ever to feature a double bed and it is also named best for catering.

The best premium economy cabin has been won by Air New Zealand while the best economy award goes to Korea Air.

Qantas is named best for both lounges and domestic flights while its subsidiary, Qantas Link, wins regional airline of the year.

The most improved airline is Phillipine Airlines, the best cabin crew, Virgin Australia, best ultra-low-cost carrier is VietJet and Emirates is named best for in-flight entertainment.

The cocktail bar inside the Qantas lounge at London Heathrow Airport. Qantas has been named as having the best lounges in the AirlineRatings.com awards 2019

The cocktail bar inside the Qantas lounge at London Heathrow Airport. Qantas has been named as having the best lounges in the AirlineRatings.com awards 2019

The cocktail bar inside the Qantas lounge at London Heathrow Airport. Qantas has been named as having the best lounges in the AirlineRatings.com awards 2019

The winners in the best low-cost category are Westjet (Americas), AirAsia/AirAsia X (Asia-Pacific) and Wizz (Europe).

Emirates (Middle East), EVA Air (Asia-Pacific), Lufthansa (Europe) and Delta (Americas) are named as the top long-haul carriers.

Endorsed by the International Civil Aviation Organization, AirlineRatings.com rates the safety and in-flight product of 450 airlines using a seven-star rating system.

WORLD’S BEST AIRLINES 2019

Airline of the Year: Singapore Airlines

Best Long-Haul Airline: Emirates (Middle East), EVA Air (Asia-Pacific), Lufthansa (Europe) and Delta (Americas)

Best Low-Cost Airline: Westjet (Americas), AirAsia/AirAsia X (Asia-Pacific) and Wizz (Europe)

Best First Class: Singapore Airlines

Best Business Class: Qatar Airways

Best Premium Economy: Air New Zealand

Best Economy: Korea Air 

Best Lounges: Qantas

Best Catering: Qatar Airways

Best In-Flight Entertainment: Emirates

Best Domestic Class: Qantas

Regional Airline of the Year: QantasLink

Most Improved Airline: Philippine Airlines

Best Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier: VietJet

Best Cabin Crew: Virgin Australia

Source: AirlineRatings.com 


Like it? Share with your friends!

0
DownTheWing

Legend

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format