Singapore Airlines Wins World’s 2nd Best Airlines After Qatar Airways Reclaims Top Spot

Singapore Airlines (SIA), the pride of our country, is now the world’s 2nd best airline.

This year, the prestigious title of world’s best airline goes to Qatar Airways, effectively switching their positions from last year.

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According to The Straits Times, the 2019 World Airline Awards in Paris also saw Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways winning 3rd best on Tuesday (18 Jun).

Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific came in 4th, while Dubai’s Emirates airline is 5th.

Singapore Airlines wins other key categories

Don’t lose spirit, Singaporeans. SIA remains a winner of several key awards, emerging as the “best” in the following categories:

  • Airline in Asia
  • Cabin crew
  • First class
  • Best first-class seat

Congratulations, it’s good to know we are still the best in the continent. We have the comfiest seats for first class too.

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Hats off to our air-stewards and stewardesses for their stellar services. You’ve done a great job.

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How are Singaporeans feeling about this?

Qatar Airways’ 5th victory as best airline seems well-deserved, as some Singaporeans recognise their excellence, like this Facebook user.

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On the other hand, SIA still holds a special place in the hearts of many supporters.

This user already has 3 flights booked with SIA within the next 6 months.

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One user hopes SIA can set their goals further to bag the best economy class award too. Getting to take first class, as he puts it, is only in his dreams.

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Other award-winning airlines

Meanwhile, if you frequent other airlines besides SIA, you’ll be happy to see some of these familiar names making the cut:

  • Malaysian carrier AirAsia – best low-cost airline
  • Taiwan’s EVA Air – cleanest airline
  • Bangkok Airways – best regional airline
  • Philippine Airlines – most improved airline
  • Star Alliance – best airline alliance

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How did they determine the winners?

Today Online reported that winners of the awards were determined through an online survey.

Around 21.65 million voters from over 100 countries had the chance to pick their favourites out of more than 300 airlines in the running.

The survey ran from Sep 2018 to May 2019.

The World Airline Awards is organised by London research firm Skytrax, and is sometimes dubbed the Oscars of the aviation industry.

Congratulations are in order

No matter the ranking, SIA is a champion to us all. Those who are looking to kickstart a career in the world’s best cabin crew, you’ll have lofty standards to keep up to.

What do you think of this year’s best airline results? Let us know in the comments below.

Featured image from SIA on Facebook