Announcement of the Best Airlines in the World for 2023

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When it comes to flying experiences with the highest levels of luxury and comfort, Singapore Airlines has always surpassed expectations for decades.

And now, for the fifth time in the 23-year history of the “Skytrax” awards for global airlines, Singapore Airlines has been crowned the Best Airline in the World in this year’s edition of these prestigious awards.

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The winners were announced at a ceremony held on June 20th at the Museum of Air and Space during the Paris Air Show, just weeks after Singapore’s national airline was ranked fifth globally by the “Airline Ratings” safety and product rating website.

Edward Plaisted, the CEO of Skytrax, stated that Singapore Airlines achieved “excellent results in many award categories, with its First Class cabin being the standout as the best First Class in the world.”

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Skytrax, a UK-based airline rating company, conducted independent surveys funded by themselves, based on customer opinions from over 325 airlines worldwide between September 2022 and May 2023 to determine the winners.

Meanwhile, Goh Choon Phong, the CEO of Singapore Airlines, attributed this victory to the hard work of his team, who made “many sacrifices to ensure the recovery of Singapore Airlines” from the damage inflicted on the aviation industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Qatar Airways, the winner of the Airline of the Year award seven times before, claimed the second position this year, followed by All Nippon Airways (ANA) in third place, Emirates in fourth place, and Japan Airlines in fifth place.

Qatar Airways excelled in the Business Class category, winning awards for the Best Business Class in the World, Best Business Class Seat in the World, Best Business Class Lounge in the World (Qatar Airways’ Al Mourjan Lounge at Hamad International Airport), Best Business Class Dining, and Best Airline in the Middle East.

Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways

All Nippon Airways received the Cleanest Airline in the World award for the third consecutive year, for meeting the highest cleanliness standards, in addition to winning the Best Airport Services in the World award.

Kuwait Airways, which recently launched a complimentary chauffeur service for First Class and Business Class passengers, won the award for the Most Improved Airline in the World.


AirAsia received the award for the Best Low-Cost Airline in the World, a distinction it has achieved annually since 2010.

“Scott for Air” won the award for the Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline in the World, while Volotea, a Spanish airline, was named the Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe.

Here is the list of the Best Airlines in the World for 2023, according to Skytrax:

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Qatar Airways
  3. All Nippon Airways
  4. Emirates
  5. Japan Airlines
  6. Turkish Airlines
  7. Air France
  8. Cathay Pacific
  9. EVA Air
  10. Korean Air
  11. Hainan Airlines
  12. Swiss International Air Lines
  13. Etihad Airways
  14. Iberia
  15. Fiji Airways
  16. Vistara
  17. Qantas Airways
  18. British Airways
  19. Air New Zealand
  20. Delta Air Line

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