Singapore Airlines named world’s best airline at the ‘Oscars of Aviation’ – with BA


Singapore Airlines has been named the world’s best airline at the ‘Oscars of Aviation’.

The carrier reigned supreme over 325 airlines at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2023, swapping places with last year’s number one, Qatar Airways, which now ranks second, breaking its seven-year streak in the top spot.

In third place, meanwhile, it’s Japanese airline ANA All Nippon Airways.

The leading UK airline is British Airways, which ranks 18th worldwide – sliding down the ranking from 11th place last year. The number one carrier in North America, meanwhile, is Delta Air Lines, which has climbed the ranks from 24th to 20th worldwide.

Fiji Airways is top in the Australia/Pacific ranking and 15th globally, while Qantas is second in the Australia/Pacific ranking and two places behind in the global list, falling from fifth to 17th.

Singapore Airlines has been named the world's best airline at the 'Oscars of Aviation' and dominated in the first-class categories of the contest – it takes the gong for 'World's Best First Class', the 'World's Best First Class Seat' and the 'World's Best First Class Comfort Amenities'. Above is a suite that's part of the carrier's first-class offering on A380s

Singapore Airlines has been named the world’s best airline at the ‘Oscars of Aviation’ and dominated in the first-class categories of the contest – it takes the gong for ‘World’s Best First Class’, the ‘World’s Best First Class Seat’ and the ‘World’s Best First Class Comfort Amenities’. Above is a suite that’s part of the carrier’s first-class offering on A380s

Spacious bathrooms in Singapore Airlines' first-class A380 cabin feature sit-down vanities

Spacious bathrooms in Singapore Airlines’ first-class A380 cabin feature sit-down vanities

It's the fifth time that Singapore Airlines has scooped the 'Airline of the Year' title in the 23-year history of the awards

It’s the fifth time that Singapore Airlines has scooped the ‘Airline of the Year’ title in the 23-year history of the awards

Mr Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Airlines, said: ‘This award is a testament to the indomitable spirit of our people, who worked tirelessly and made many sacrifices to ensure that Singapore Airlines was ready for the recovery in air travel. That has allowed us to emerge stronger and fitter from the pandemic as a leading international airline.

‘Today… we are firmly committed to innovating and investing in industry-leading products and services and ensuring that Singapore Airlines continues to offer our customers a world-class travel experience.’

It’s the fifth time that Singapore Airlines has scooped the ‘Airline of the Year’ title in the 23-year history of the awards, this year announced at a gala ceremony in the iconic Air and Space Museum at the Paris Air Show, with a large number of airline CEO’s, presidents and senior management in attendance.

Singapore Airlines also dominated in the first-class categories of the contest – it takes the gong for ‘World’s Best First Class’, the ‘World’s Best First Class Seat’ and the ‘World’s Best First Class Comfort Amenities’.

Second-place Qatar Airways, meanwhile, reigns supreme in the business-class section of the awards, taking prizes for the ‘World’s Best Business Class’, the ‘World’s Best Business Class Seat’, the ‘World’s Best Business Class Lounge’ – the Al Mourjan lounge at Hamad International Airport – and the ‘World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining’.

SKYTRAX GLOBAL AWARD-WINNERS FOR 2023

THE WORLD’S TOP 20 AIRLINES 

1. Singapore Airlines

2. Qatar Airways

3. ANA All Nippon Airways

4. Emirates

5. Japan Airlines

6. Turkish Airlines

7. Air France

8. Cathay Pacific

9. EVA Air

10. Korean Air

11. Hainan Airlines

12. Swiss Int’l Air Lines

13. Etihad Airways

14. Iberia

15. Fiji Airways

16. Vistara

17. Qantas Airways

18. British Airways

19. Air New Zealand

20. Delta Air Lines

WORLD’S BEST CABIN CREW 

1. Garuda Indonesia

2. Singapore Airlines

3. ANA All Nippon Airways

4. EVA Air

5. Hainan Airlines

6. Qatar Airways

7. Cathay Pacific

8. Thai Airways

9. Emirates

10. Japan Airlines

WORLD’S BEST LOW-COST AIRLINES 

1. AirAsia

2. Scoot

3. Indigo

4. Flynas

5. Volotea

6. Transavia France

7. Sun Country Airlines

8. Southwest Airlines

9. airBaltic

10. Jet2.com

11. easyJet

12. Vueling Airlines

13. Ryanair

14. Jetstar Airways

15. flyDubai

WORLD’S BEST REGIONAL AIRLINES 

1. Bangkok Airways

2. Aegean Airlines

3. Starlux Airlines

4. Azul Brazilian Airlines

5. Azerbaijan Airlines

6. Alaska Airlines

7. Royal Air Maroc

8. jetBlue Airways

9. Rex Airlines

10. WestJet

WORLD’S MOST FAMILY FRIENDLY AIRLINE 

1. Air Canada

2. Singapore Airlines

3. Emirates

4. Qatar Airways

5. ANA All Nippon Airways

6. Japan Airlines

7. Virgin Atlantic

8. Etihad Airways

9. EVA Air

10. British Airways

WORLD’S CLEANEST AIRLINES 

1. ANA All Nippon Airways

2. Asiana Airlines

3. Qatar Airways

4. Singapore Airlines

5. Hainan Airlines

6. EVA Air

7. Cathay Pacific

8. Japan Airlines

9. Korean Air

10. China Airlines

WORLD’S BEST LEISURE AIRLINES 

1. Air Transat

2. SunExpress

3. TUI Airways

4. Condor

5. TUIfly

6. Vietravel Airlines

7. Edelweiss Air

8. Capital Airlines

9. Corsair International

10. Sunwing Airlines

WORLD’S BEST AIRLINE INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT 

1. Cathay Pacific

2. Emirates

3. Qatar Airways

4. Singapore Airlines

5. Delta Air Lines

6. Turkish Airlines

7. United Airlines

8. Virgin Atlantic

9. jetBlue Airways

10. Air France

WORLD’S BEST AIRPORT SERVICES 

1. ANA All Nippon Airways

2. Japan Airlines

3. Asiana Airlines

4. Korean Air

5. Singapore Airlines

6. EVA Air

7. Hainan Airlines

8. Garuda Indonesia

9. Oman Air

10. Cathay Pacific

WORLD’S MOST IMPROVED AIRLINES 

1. Kuwait Airways

2. Starlux Airlines

3. PLAY

4. South African Airways

5. FlyArystan

6. Transavia

7. Volotea

8. JetSMART Airlines

9. Air India

10. Air Mauritius

WORLD’S BEST INDEPENDENT AIRPORT LOUNGES

1. Plaza Premium – Rome Fiumicino, Italy

2. The Pearl – Bahrain Airport, Bahrain

3. IGA Lounge – Istanbul, Turkey

4. Primeclass – Muscat, Oman

5. America Express Centurion – Dallas Fort Worth, Texas

6. Sala VIP – Quito Airport, Ecuador

7. Plaza Premium – Hong Kong

8. America Express Centurion – Hong Kong

9. SATS Premier Lounge – Singapore Changi

10. Plaza Premium – London Heathrow T2

Source: Skytrax  

Qatar Airways ranks second in the global airline ranking, breaking its seven-year streak in the top spot

Qatar Airways ranks second in the global airline ranking, breaking its seven-year streak in the top spot

Qatar Airways reigns supreme in the business-class section of the awards, taking prizes for the 'World's Best Business Class'. Above is the carrier's business class 'Qsuite'

Qatar Airways reigns supreme in the business-class section of the awards, taking prizes for the ‘World’s Best Business Class’. Above is the carrier’s business class ‘Qsuite’ 

The leading UK airline overall is British Airways, which ranks 18th worldwide – sliding down the ranking from 11th place last year. Above is the carrier's first-class offering

The leading UK airline overall is British Airways, which ranks 18th worldwide – sliding down the ranking from 11th place last year. Above is the carrier’s first-class offering 

British Airways has been named as the 10th best airline for families globally

British Airways has been named as the 10th best airline for families globally 

Tenth place in the global low-cost ranking goes to Jet2.com – making it the best low-cost airline in the UK

Tenth place in the global low-cost ranking goes to Jet2.com – making it the best low-cost airline in the UK

Third-place ANA All Nippon Airways also scoops the award for the ‘World’s Cleanest Airline’ for the third consecutive year.

Looking to the rest of the top 10, Emirates ranks fourth overall, while also claiming the gong for the ‘World’s Best Premium Economy Seat’.

Japan Airlines is fifth globally and dominates the economy class categories of the awards, taking the prize for ‘World’s Best Economy Class’ as well as the award for the ‘World’s Best Economy Class seat’.

Turkish Airlines is sixth globally and receives the award for the ‘Best Airline in Europe’. Not only that but it’s been recognised for its ‘very high’ catering standards, snapping up both the ‘Best Business Class Catering’ and ‘Best Economy Class Catering’ awards.

Air France takes seventh place in the global ranking, with the carrier’s first-class offering earning it the gong for the ‘Best First Class Airline Lounge’, ‘Best First Class Lounge Dining’, and ‘Best First Class Catering’.

Eighth place goes to Cathay Pacific, which also takes the crown for the ‘World’s Best Inflight Entertainment’.

In ninth place in the global ranking, it’s EVA Air, which has also won the award for the ‘World’s Best Premium Economy Class’ – the cabin it invented more than 30 years ago.

Tenth place, meanwhile, is handed to Korean Air.

The number one carrier in North America, is Delta Air Lines, which has climbed the ranks from 24th to 20th worldwide. Pictured is a 'Delta One' business-class cabin on a Boeing 767

The number one carrier in North America, is Delta Air Lines, which has climbed the ranks from 24th to 20th worldwide. Pictured is a ‘Delta One’ business-class cabin on a Boeing 767

Delta takes the gong for 'Best Airline Staff Service for North America'

Delta takes the gong for ‘Best Airline Staff Service for North America’

Turkish Airlines is sixth globally and receives the award for the 'Best Airline in Europe'. Above is the airline's business class on a Boeing 777

Turkish Airlines is sixth globally and receives the award for the ‘Best Airline in Europe’. Above is the airline’s business class on a Boeing 777 

Turkish Airlines has been recognised for its 'very high' catering standards, snapping up both the 'Best Business Class Catering' and 'Best Economy Class Catering' awards

Turkish Airlines has been recognised for its ‘very high’ catering standards, snapping up both the ‘Best Business Class Catering’ and ‘Best Economy Class Catering’ awards

Moving to the budget airline ranking, AirAsia has yet again been named the ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Airline’, a title it has earned each year since 2010.

Second place in the low-cost ranking is Scoot, which also wins the ‘World’s Best Long Haul Low-Cost Airline’ award, while in third place it’s Indian airline Indigo and Saudi carrier Flynas is fourth.

Spanish airline Volotea is fifth in the low-cost ranking, making it the best budget airline in Europe – ‘one of the most competitive low-cost airline markets in the world’, the awards notes.

Transavia France is sixth in the budget ranking, while U.S carrier Sun Country Airlines is seventh worldwide and the recipient of the ‘Best Low-Cost Airline in North America’ gong for the first time.

Japanese airline ANA All Nippon Airways comes third globally. Above is ANA's business class offering - a seat known as 'The Room', which comes complete with a closing privacy door and aisle access

Japanese airline ANA All Nippon Airways comes third globally. Above is ANA’s business class offering – a seat known as ‘The Room’, which comes complete with a closing privacy door and aisle access 

Emirates ranks fourth overall, while also claiming the gong for the 'World's Best Premium Economy Seat'. Above is the Mail's Harriet Sime in an Emirates premium economy seat, which she put to the test earlier this year

Emirates ranks fourth overall, while also claiming the gong for the ‘World’s Best Premium Economy Seat’. Above is the Mail’s Harriet Sime in an Emirates premium economy seat, which she put to the test earlier this year

U.S carrier Southwest Airlines is eighth in the global low-cost ranking, while ninth place goes to Latvian carrier airBaltic, which also snaps up the ‘Best Airline in Eastern Europe’ award.

Tenth place in the global low-cost ranking, meanwhile, goes to Jet2.com – making it the best low-cost airline in the UK.

EasyJet takes 11th place in the low-cost ranking, 12th place goes to Vueling Airlines and Ryanair – which last year ranked as Europe’s number one budget airline – is 13th.

Fiji Airways is top in the Australia/Pacific ranking and 15th globally

Fiji Airways is top in the Australia/Pacific ranking and 15th globally

Looking at other gongs that have been handed out in Europe, Finnair has been named the ‘Best Airline in Northern Europe’ and the ‘Cleanest Airline in Europe’.

Virgin Atlantic takes home several prizes – the gong for the ‘Best Business Class in Europe’, the ‘Best Premium Economy in Europe’ and the ‘Most Family Friendly Airline in Europe’, a new category for 2023.

Austrian Airlines, meanwhile, snaps up prizes for the ‘Best Airline Staff Service in Europe’ and the ‘Best Cabin Staff in Europe’, and Greek carrier Aegean Airlines has been named the ‘Best Regional Airline in Europe’.

Across the Atlantic, other awards garnered by top-ranking U.S airline Delta include the gong for ‘Best Airline Staff Service for North America’.

Air France takes seventh place in the global ranking, with the carrier's first-class offering earning it the gong for the 'Best First Class Airline Lounge', 'Best First Class Lounge Dining', and 'Best First Class Catering'. Above is the airline's first-class cabin

Air France takes seventh place in the global ranking, with the carrier’s first-class offering earning it the gong for the ‘Best First Class Airline Lounge’, ‘Best First Class Lounge Dining’, and ‘Best First Class Catering’. Above is the airline’s first-class cabin

Alaska Airlines has been declared the ‘Best Regional Airline in North America’ while Canadian airline Air Transat has been named the ‘World’s Best Leisure Airline’. Air Canada takes the crown as the ‘World’s Most Family Friendly Airline’.

Elsewhere in the awards, Kuwait Airways has been named as the ‘World’s Most Improved Airline’, while Garuda Indonesia has been awarded for having the ‘World’s Best Cabin Staff’.

The winners of the Skytrax World Airline Awards are decided by a huge passenger satisfaction survey. This year over 100 customer nationalities participated in it, with the 2023 Awards based on 20.23million eligible survey entries. The online survey operated from September 2022 to May 2023.

For more information visit www.worldairlineawards.com.



Read More

Leave a comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More