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Revealed: The World’s 50 Best Airlines For 2018: Singapore And Qatar Tops

The Singapore-based airline “Singapore Airlines,” which placed second in 2017, has been named the world’s No. 1 airline for 2018, according to the annual World Airline Awards published by Skytrax.

Qatar Airways and Japan’s ANA were ranked second and third, respectively, followed by Emirates, Eva Air, Cathay Pacific Airways, Lufthansa, Hainan Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, and Thai Airways.

Overall, Asian airlines dominated the ranking, which is based on a survey of travelers from around the world.

The World’s 50 Best Airlines For 2018

RankAirlines
1Singapore Airlines
2Singapore Airlines
3ANA All Nippon Airways
4Emirates
5EVA Air
6Cathay Pacific Airways
7Lufthansa
8Hainan Airlines
9Garuda Indonesia
10Thai Airways
11Qantas Airways
12Swiss International Air Lines
13Japan Airlines
14China Southern Airlines
15Etihad Airways
16Austrian Airlines
17Air New Zealand
18Turkish Airlines
19KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
20Hong Kong Airlines
21Bangkok Airways
22Virgin Australia
23Aeroflot
24Asiana Airlines
25Air France
26Cathay Dragon
27Finnair
28AirAsia
29Virgin Atlantic
30Air Canada
31British Airways
32Norwegian
33Korean Air
34Malaysia Airlines
35China Airlines
36Aer Lingus
37Delta Air Lines
38Alaska Airlines
39Aegean Airlines
40Ethiopian Airlines
41Iberia
42jetBlue Airways
43EasyJet
44Oman Air
45South African Airways
46Jetstar Airways
47AirAsia X
48Air Astana
49Philippine Airlines
50Vietnam Airlines
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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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