SIA named world's best airline for the fourth time

Darnell Taylor
July 20, 2018

Emirates has been named among the world's top airlines for 2018, at what is considered the Oscars of the aviation industry.

Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted added: "We congratulate Singapore Airlines on this fabulous achievement, being voted the World's Best Airline by customers for a fourth time in the awards history". It was also awarded the best first class, the best airline in Asia and best first class seat.

Qatar Airways, which was top past year, came in second.

Eva Air has been ranked fifth in the World's Best Airlines 2018 survey, one place up from its rating a year ago, according to the poll by Skytrax, an authoritative United Kingdom -based consultancy for the global aviation industry.

This is the sixth time and third consecutive year that the airline has won this recognition.

Good news for the Irish airline but there's a new number one.

. Badr Mohammed al-Meer.

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Travellers voted Singapore Airlines the best carrier in the world, according to SkyTrax, which surveys more than 20 million fliers every year.

Bangkok Airways came in at No.21 and AirAsia at No.28. There will be no economy class on the plane, which will feature only business and premium economy seating. The prestigious awards ceremony brought together representatives of the world's leading airlines in Central London. Customers in all cabin classes receive 20MB of free Wi-Fi data, and each month almost one million passengers connect while inflight.

"To have been awarded such accolades, in spite of the illegal blockade against our country, is a reflection of our commitment to excellence, innovation and to providing all passengers the finest service in the skies, " he said. Qatar Airways 3. ANA All Nippon Airways 4.

Aside from a win by Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific in 2014, the past seven years have all gone to airlines based around the Arabian Gulf.

On the back of the success in bringing the airline into full compliance with global standards, Hainan Airlines is also expanding its network of worldwide routes.

The award-winning airline also displayed the JetSuiteX Embraer 135 jet.

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