Singapore Airlines secured the first position in top 10 airlines in the world for 2019 by the Australia based aviation website, airlineratings.com which provides aviation safety and product rating to airlines products.
How Does AirlineRating Determine Rankings?
The top 10 airlines in the world ranking is decided by seven editors of the agency using the 12 factors such as Passenger reviews, Fleet age, Operational safety, Investment rating, Product offerings, Profitability, Staff relations.
Geoffrey Thomas (Editor-in-chief, AirlineRatings.com) said about Singapore Airlines –
“One of the standouts in the industry for decades has returned to its best with a new product, new aircraft and new innovative flights such as the Singapore-New York non-stop. Quite simply, the airline is the gold standard.”
Below are the top 10 airlines in the world for 2019 according to AirlineRatings.
#1: Singapore Airlines
#2: Air New Zealand
#4: Qatar Airways
#5: Virgin Australia
#7: All Nippon Airways
#8: EVA Air
#9: Cathay Pacific
#10: Japan Airlines
The new entrants in top 10 airlines in the world for 2019 are Emirates of Dubai and Taiwan’s airline EVA Air.
Airlines which appeared on top 10 airlines in the world for 2018 list but did not in 2019 list are Korean Air, Virgin Atlantic and Etihad.
The following airlines are winner in specific categories.
Best First Class: Singapore Airlines
Best Business Class: Qatar Airways.
Best Premium Economy: Air New Zealand
Best Economy: Korean Air
Best Cabin Crew: Virgin Australia
Best Catering: Qatar Airways
Best Lounges: Qantas Airways
Best In-Flight Entertainment: Emirates
Regional Airline of the Year: QantasLink
Most Improved Airline: Philippine Airlines
Best Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier: VietJet of Vietnam
The Following category of awards are given on the base of region.
Best Long-Haul Airline: Delta (Americas), EVA Air (Asia-Pacific), Lufthansa (Europe), and Emirates (Middle East).
Best Low-Cost Airline: Wizz (Europe), AirAsia/AirAsia X (Asia-Pacific) and Westjet (Americas).