Updated: Jan 21, 2020
Are you a frequent flyer? Does the flight experience matter to you as much as reaching the destination? Do you want to stay updated with the latest innovations and services in the aviation industry? If the answer to all the questions is yes, then in this post, we are going to describe top 8 airlines in the world as declared by Skytrax on 17th July 2018.
Singapore Airlines: Singapore Airlines received the best Airline award for 2018 by the leading consumer-aviation website Skytrax. Singapore Airlines is known for its exceptional service and commitment to quality. Economy passengers get to enjoy perks such as hot towels and personal television with a wide range of entertainment options. The flight attendants are trained to treat guests with extreme care and modesty.
Qatar Airways: This airlines occupied 2nd position in the list. This Doha-based airline received appreciation from reviewers for its seat comfort and in-flight entertainment. The airline holds second position in-flight entertainment system and economy class offering. This airline links over 150 destinations across the globe and is expanding rapidly. The airline invented its latest Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350 so that they can serve their customers in a better way.
ANA (All Nippon Airways): This airline grabbed the third position in the list. This is the largest airline in Japan and was founded in 1952. ANA connects nearly 80 international routes and over 110 domestic routes. ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 29 million members. ANA has launched its biggest operator of the Boeing 787. Most of the planes of this airline feature slide-forward-style reclining seats which will increase overall privacy, power and USB outlets even in economy.
Emirates: Emirates occupied the fourth position in the list. Flying to over 140 destinations over six continents, Emirates flies aircraft exclusively out of its central hub at the Dubai International Airport. The in-flight entertainment system boasts of a wide array of video and audio channels to choose from, making it the winner of Skytrax’s award for best in-flight entertainment 14 years running. The airline possesses the world’s largest fleet of Airbus A380 superjumbos and Boeing 777 wide-body jets.
EVA Air: This airline ranked 5th position in the Skytrax list. Taiwan-based EVA Air (pronounced ee-vee-ay) was founded in 1989 and is an offshoot of global container-shipping giant Evergreen Group. This airline has grown immensely in the past two decades and now operates a large fleet of Airbus and Boeing wide-body jets. The airline is credited with pioneering the “premium economy” cabin.
Cathay Pacific Airways: This airline comes under the Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific group. This airline grabbed a 6th position in the list. The airline offers scheduled passenger and cargo services to over 200 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe and Africa, using a fleet of close to 200 aircraft. Cathay Pacific is a founder member of the Oneworld global alliance and Cathay Dragon is an affiliate member. With a fleet of long-range Boeing 777-300ER jets and a business strategy cantered on offering a high frequency of flights, Cathay is indubitably one of the finest flying experiences and best airlines in Asia.
Lufthansa: Lufthansa is Europe’s largest airline and it has occupied 7th position in the list. This airline has received appreciation from the customers for its unparalleled service and overall product quality. Lufthansa always tries to innovate new products and services so that it can make the customers satisfied and contented. Try to board one of the newly acquired A380 superjumbos and 748-8 Intercontinental for a special treat in the flying experience.
Hainan Airlines: This airline has scored 8th rank in the Skytrax’s list. Founded in 1993, Hainan is the only Chinese airline to hold the coveted Skytrax five-star rating. In four short years, the airline surged from the 22nd place all the way into the top 10. With a brand-new fleet of more than 160 Boeing and Airbus jets, Hainan is expanding rapidly throughout Asia, Europe, and Australia. Hainan received Skytrax 5-Star Airline award for the 8th consecutive year and reaching eighth place in the World’s Top 10 Airlines ranking.
These are top 8 airlines in the world for 2018. There are also other eminent airlines like Thai Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Japan Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, etc. which are continuously providing the best customer services, comfort, and entertainment to the flyers.