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Singapore Airlines tops SkyTrax world’s best airline list

Singapore Airlines may be the world’s best airline, according to a new survey by SkyTrax. Here’s why the airline made the cut.

travel Updated: Jul 18, 2018 11:45 IST
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Singapore Air has been revamping its cabins to provide bigger entertainment consoles and full-flat beds for business class. (Facebook)

If you want to fly premium, the best route around the globe is via Singapore. Travellers voted Singapore Airlines the best carrier in the world, according to SkyTrax, which surveys more than 20 million fliers every year. It was also named the best in first-class. This is the fourth time the Asian company is winning the honours since the annual award was established in 1999.

For the last two years, Singapore Air has been revamping its cabins to provide bigger entertainment consoles and more space, including double-beds in its A380 first-class suites and full-flat beds for business class in regional flights, to help compete against Middle Eastern carriers. The airline is set to resume non-stop flights to New York from the island-city in October after a gap of five years.

Singapore Airlines’ A380 first class suites offer more space. (Facebook )

Asian carriers dominated the list with seven among the world’s top 10 airlines this year, including All Nippon Airways and Cathay Pacific Airways. Gulf-based Qatar Airways and Emirates took the second and fourth spots. Deutsche Lufthansa AG was the only European airline to make it to the rankings, while there were none from the US.

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First Published: Jul 18, 2018 11:42 IST