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[Graphic News] Singapore Airlines named world’s best airline for 2019

By Nam Kyung-don
  • Published : Nov 18, 2018 - 18:05
  • Updated : Nov 18, 2018 - 18:05




After launching the world's longest flight route this year and introducing some of the most advanced aircraft into its fleet, Singapore Airlines has been lauded as the world’s best airline for 2019.

The editors at AirlineRatings.com recently announced their picks for their annual Airline Excellence Awards, and Singapore Airlines got the top honor. The launch of a nonstop flight from Singapore to New York City played a part.

It was the first time at the top of the list for the Asian carrier, which narrowly edged out previous winners Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways.

The website’s seven editors took a close look at fleet age, passenger reviews, profitability, investment ratings, product offerings and staff relations. They found that Singapore Airlines set the gold standard for safety, design, inflight service and the quality of its fleet.