Singapore Airlines has booted Qatar Airways from the number one spot in a prestigious list of the world’s best airlines compiled by Skytrax.
It’s the latest proof that the golden oldie, which was once known as the Queen of the Skies before falling off the radar, has well and truly taken back its crown after undergoing a revamp.
Qatar ranked in the second spot, down from number one last year, followed by ANA All Nippon Airways, Emirates and EVA Air in the fifth position. Cathay Pacific ranked sixth, followed by Lufthansa, Hainan Airlines, Garuda Indonesia and Thai Airways.
America’s four biggest airlines — American, Delta, Southwest and United — ranked 71st, 37th, 57th and 88th respectively on the rankings which are known as the “Oscars of the Aviation Industry.”
The awards are based on the reviews of more than 20 million travelers, who rated more than 335 airlines between August 2017 and May 2018.
Singapore Airlines also scored awards for the Best First Class, and Best First Class Airline Seat.It’s the latest victory for the carrier, which also topped a list of the world’s best airlines by TripAdvisor in March after vowing to win back customers.