For a second year in a row Singapore Airlines has been named as the best airline in the world in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, with Jet2.com named the best in the UK and Europe and Southwest Airlines hailed as North America’s best carrier.
Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of airline reviews and ratings submitted by travellers worldwide over a 12-month period on TripAdvisor Flights.
The No2 airline in the world for 2019 has been named as Qatar Airways, with the top five also comprising EVA Air in third, Emirates in fourth and Japan Airlines in fifth.
In the global awards the best first class cabin gong goes to Emirates, best business class to Qatar, best premium economy to Air New Zealand and best economy to Singapore Airlines.
Singapore Airlines regularly impresses airline awards judges – and TripAdvisor users have been similarly taken with the carrier.
One reviewer said: ‘As a retired cabin crew, I am probably more critical than most people, especially as I used to train cabin crew. I used Singapore Airlines three times on a recent trip to New Zealand and back, and was so impressed, especially with the consistency of standards. I flew on the A380, in economy. I had plenty of legroom, the food was excellent and the crew so friendly and helpful.