World's best airlines for 2018 by Skytrax

Emirates and Qatar Airways are on the list..

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 18 July 2018 Last update: Thursday، 25 February 2021
World's best airlines for 2018 by Skytrax
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The top prize in what is seen as the aviation industry's equivalent of the Oscars, was one of four awards taken home by Singapore. It also claimed best first class, best airline in Asia and best first class seat.

Qatar, which held the crown in 2015, 2012 and 2011 -- as well as 2017 -- didn't leave empty handed, with the airline's Group CEO Akbar Al Baker taking to the stage to pick up award after award.

The Doha-based carrier took home prizes for best business class, best airline in the Middle East and best business class seat.

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The 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

Best airlines -- by global region

Northern Europe -- Finnair

Western Europe -- Lufthansa

Eastern Europe -- Aeroflot Russian Airlines

Africa -- Ethiopian Airlines

Australia / Pacific -- Qantas Airlines

Central Asia / India -- Air Astana

China -- Hainan Airlines

Central America / Caribbean -- Copa Airlines

South America -- Avianca

North America -- Air Canada

Asia -- Singapore Airlines

Middle East -- Qatar Airways

Europe -- Lufthansa

Best low-cost airlines

Africa -- Mango

Australia & Pacific -- Jetstar Airways

Asia -- AirAsia

Central Asia / India -- Indigo

China -- West Air

South America -- Sky Airline

North America -- WestJet

Middle East -- Flynas

Europe -- Norwegian

Best airline catering

Economy -- Thai Airways

Premium economy -- Aeroflot Russian Airlines

Business -- Austrian Airlines

First class -- Air France

Best airline seats

Economy -- Japan Airlines

Premium economy -- Air New Zealand

Business -- Qatar Airways

First class -- Singapore Airlines

Best regional airlines

Africa -- Royal Air Maroc

Asia -- Bangkok Airways

South America -- Azul Brazilian Airlines

Central Asia / India -- Azerbaijan Airlines

Europe -- Aegean Airlines

Best airline lounges

First class -- Qatar Airways

Airline alliance lounge -- Star Alliance Los Angeles

Independent airport lounge -- Plaza Premium Heathrow Terminal Two

First class lounge dining -- Air France

Airline lounge spa facility -- Thai Awards

Best airlines staff service -- by global region

Africa -- South African Airways

Australia / Pacific -- Qantas Airways

Central Asia / India -- Vistara

China -- Hainan Airlines

Central America / Caribbean -- Copa Airlines

South America -- Azul Brazilian Airlines

Asia -- ANA All Nippon Airways

Middle East -- Emirates

Europe -- Austrian Airlines