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2018 ranking of the world’s 10 best airlines

Singapore Airlines named the world’s best airline by TripAdvisor survey. Air New Zealand came in at second spot on the top 10 list, followed by Emirates.

Singapore Airlines also came out on top in the economy and first class travel sectors. The Kiwi carrier – Air New Zealand scored the best premium economy, and Qatar Airways won best business class.

Many well-known airlines, including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and American Airlines, didn’t feature in the top 10.

….. and Southwest Airlines, the low-fare behemoth was the only United States-based carrier to make the world’s Top 10 best airlines list.

Top 10 airlines in the world for 2018

  1. Singapore Airlines, Singapore
  2. Air New Zealand, New Zealand
  3. Emirates, United Arab Emirates
  4. Japan Airlines, Japan
  5. EVA AIr, Taiwan
  6. Southwest AIrlines, United States
  7. Jet2.com, United Kingdom
  8. Qatar Airways, Qatar
  9. Azul, Brazil
  10. Korean Air, South Korea

Best Airline in North America – Southwest Airlines
Best Airline in Latin America – Azul Brazilian Airlines (Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras), Brazil

Best Airline in Asia – Singapore Airlines
Best Regional Airline in Asia – Vistara, India
Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia – IndiGo, India

Best First Class – Singapore Airlines
Best Business Class – Qatar Airways
Best Premium Economy – Air New Zealand
Best Economy Class – Singapore Airlines

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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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