The airline has nudged out Air New Zealand and Qantas
After years at the top, Air New Zealand has lost its position of the best airline in the world. According to a new ranking conducted by AirlineRatings.com, Singapore Airlines has become the new champion of the sky.
To select the best airline carrier in the world, seven editors of AirlineRatings.com combined safety ratings with factors such as passenger reviews, fleet age, investment, profitability, products and staff relations.
Singapore Airlines — well known for high-quality service — has recently accomplished various milestones, mainly launching the longest commercial flight in the world which has helped it to climb up the ladder.
“In our objective analysis Singapore Airlines came out number one in many of our audit criteria, which is a great performance,” said AirlineRatings.com editor-in-chief Geoffrey Thomas.
“One of the standouts in the industry for decades it has returned to its best with a new product, new aircraft and new innovative flights such as the Singapore–New York non-stop. Quite simple the airline is the Gold Standard.”
The former champion of the ratings, Air New Zealand, came in second — meaning it still retains the best quality products.
“Air New Zealand is one of the few airlines in the world to have an investment grade credit rating, is a staunch supporter of its home country and has been enjoying a healthy expansion in both its domestic and international markets. Its overall product is superb, and its business class bed is outstanding,” said Thomas.
Australian carrier Qantas ranked third in the overall score while winning the Best Domestic Airline Service and Best Lounges categories.
Fourth in the rating, Qatar Airways picked up Best Catering and Best Business Class categories.