Skytrax today revealed its top 10 airlines of the world for 2018. Surprise, surprise – it did not include one single carrier from the Americas, and only one European carrier managed to creep its way in.

Lufthansa was the only European airline in the top 10, positioning itself at number 7. Otherwise, it would have been a perfect sweep by the Asian carriers. 9 out of 10 were from the Asian continent, with Singapore Airlines claiming the top spot. It dislodged Qatar Airways where the latter was at the helm for a few of years.

Top 10 World’s Best Airlines for 2018

1. Singapore Airlines

2. Qatar Airways

3. ANA All Nippon Airways

4. Emirates

5. EVA Air

6. Cathay Pacific

7. Lufthansa

8. Hainan Airlines

9. Garuda Indonesia

10. Thai Airways


As for the Best Airline Seats, no single airline emerged as winners in all the classes.

Best Airline Seats

First class – Singapore Airlines

Business class – Qatar Airways

Premium Economy class – Air New Zealand

Economy class – Japan Airlines


Link to the Skytrax’s award:
World’s Best Airlines 2018

Read our review of Lufthansa’s business class:
Lufthansa A340-600 Business Class Munich to San Francisco


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