Singapore Airlines ranked best airline in the world: TripAdvisor

Singapore Airlines has been named the best airline in the world by travel site TripAdvisor. It was also recognised as the world’s best first class and economy class carrier.

Qatar Airways ranked top for business class, while Air New Zealand was rated the best for its premium economy class.

Winners of the Travellers’ Choice Awards for Airlines 2018 were selected based on reviews by global travellers during a 12-month period, focusing on outstanding service, quality and value.

Top 10 Travellers' Choice airlines in the world:

  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., United Kingdom
  8. Qatar Airways, Qatar
  9. Azul, Brazil
  10. Korean Air, South Korea

Singapore Airlines’ CEO, Mr Goh Choon Phong, said: "We are honoured to be this year’s recipient of the Best Airline in the World title in the prestigious TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for Airlines 2018.

"The award is a validation of the hard work and dedication of our thousands of staff all around the world, who focus their attention every day on ensuring that Singapore Airlines remains competitive on a global level."

First look on board Singapore Airlines' newest Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

  • The first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner touched down at Singapore's Changi Airport at on Wednesday (March 28) 10am, after being delivered from Boeing's facility in South Carolina. The plane received a water cannon salute on arrival, which is reserved for significant aviation events.
  • The new aircraft, the first of 49 of Boeing's latest "Dash 10" Dreamliner version made a 14-hour flight to Osaka and stopped there for about two hours for refuelling and a change of crew. It then flew about six hours to Singapore.
  • Singapore Airlines will be the first carrier to operate the newest member of the Dreamliner family, with the aircraft scheduled to enter commercial service in May.
  • It will use its new Dreamliner on routes of up to eight hours, with Perth in Australia and Osaka set to become the first two destinations. Prior to these services, the Dash 10 aircraft will be operated on select flights to Bangkok, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for crew training.
  • Economy Class seats on the new 787-10s has an ergonomically-designed contour backrest that provides greater comfort, with a six-way adjustable headrest with foldable wings to provide more neck support.
  • It will also feature personalised in-flight entertainment (IFE) experience for all customers through myKrisWorld.
  • The 787-10s will feature Singapore Airlines' new regional cabin configurations with 337 seats in two classes, with 36 in business class and the remainder in economy class.
  • Passengers in business class will have convenient access to the aisle as seats are arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration. The centre pair of seats in this class also has adjustable dividers so that customers travelling alone can have more privacy.
  • Business-class passengers on these routes will now enjoy the luxuries offered on longer-haul flights, such as fully flat beds.
  • The new cabin products feature fully-flat beds and direct aisle access for all Business Class customers
  • Each seat measures up to 26” in width with retractable armrests that can be raised and lowered.
  • Customers can also look forward to other features to enhance their travelling experience, such as ample stowage space for personal items, a business panel with in-seat power supply and USB ports, and integrated reading light unit with adjustable lighting intensity.