Singapore Airlines was voted the World’s Best Airline 2018 by travellers, with Qatar Airways in second location and All Nippon Airways (ANA) in third position.
Referred to by the media as the ‘Oscars of the aviation industry’, the World Airline Awards are held in higher esteem for the clarity of procedure and independence, with no external influence.
Sultanate’s national carrier came in fourth in the Middle East right after Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad Airways.
Qatar, which held the crown in 2017, 2015, 2012 and 2011 took residence prizes for greatest enterprise class, greatest airline in the Middle East and greatest enterprise class seat.
Akbar al Baker, group CEO of Qatar Airways stated, “These prestigious awards show how far Qatar Airways has come in such a short time. In just over 20 years, we have risen from a small regional carrier to become a global airline, committed to innovation and to delivering the highest standards to our passengers.”
In a ceremony held in London on July 17, airline leaders and leading airline management from across the globe came to obtain their 2018 World Airline Awards.
Edward Plaisted of Skytrax commented, “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. A key ‘wow’ factor for customers is consistency and this proved to be a real asset for Singapore Airlines who scored highly across both product and service. I am sure Singapore Airlines will also take great pride in winning the World’s Best First Class award, less than one year after they introduced their new first-class suites.”
Travellers across the planet vote in the biggest airline passenger satisfaction survey. Over 100 client of various nationalities participated in the survey with 20.36mn eligible entries counted in the final results.
Information Source: Muscat Daily