The annual list of the best airlines in the world is finally out, and Singapore Airlines took the top spot. Singapore’s flag carrier has finally bested Air New Zealand who before this year, has been topping the ranks for five consecutive years.
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The awaited excellence awards program is organized by AirlineRatings.com, which considers different criteria and key factors before coming up with the list: fleet age, profitability, passenger reviews, investment rating, operational safety, and key product offerings.
While this year’s number one was only 3rd on the list last year, Singapore Airlines has been one of the most consistent awardees of the past decades.
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The airline is currently in the middle of upgrading their current fleet with the introduction of Airbus A350s, A380s and Boeing 878-10s.
One of the clinchers that helped them bag the top spot are their new non-stop flights to New York and Los Angeles, which along with their new products, makes the airline the gold standard in the aviation industry.
And just when you thought they’ve won enough, Singapore Airlines also took home the prestigious “First Class Award” for their Impressive Suites which look like a small hotel room in a five-star hotel.
New entries on the list include Dubai’s Emirates and Taiwan’s EVA Air, while last year’s winners that did not make the list this time around are Korean Air, Virgin Atlantic, and Etihad.
Here’s the complete list of the best airlines in the world 2019:
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Though a Filipino carrier has still yet to make the top ten, Philippine Airlines did win the Most Improved Airline award for its “move to expand its global footprint using new generation fuel-efficient aircraft equipped with the latest cabins.”
According to the website, PAL has increased their global footprint by more than 60 percent in the recent years.
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