SINGAPORE— Singapore Airlines has once again emerged victorious as the World’s Best Airline at the prestigious 2023 World Airline Awards, securing the coveted title for the fifth time in the event’s 23-year history.
The seven times winner of the prestigious Airline of the Year award, Qatar Airways, was ranked No 2 in the world for 2023. The airline was crowned as Best Airline last year.
All Nippon Airways claimed the third spot, followed by Emirates in fourth place and Japan Airlines in fifth position.
The Skytrax awards are based on surveys of more than 20 million travellers across over 100 nationalities, who rated more than 325 airlines between September 2022 and May 2023.
The highly anticipated awards ceremony took place in a grand gala held at the renowned Air and Space Museum during the Paris Air Show.
Mr. Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Airlines, graciously accepted the World’s Best Airline award on behalf of the airline on June 20th, 2023, in Paris.
“This award is a testament to the indomitable spirit of our people, who worked tirelessly and made many sacrifices to ensure that SIA was ready for the recovery in air travel. That has allowed us to emerge stronger and fitter from the pandemic as a leading international airline,” said Mr Goh.
“We are very grateful to our customers for their enduring loyalty to and affection for Singapore Airlines. During the pandemic, their support and encouragement gave us the strength and determination to overcome the unprecedented challenges. ”
“Today, as we recover from the pandemic, we are firmly committed to innovating and investing in industry-leading products and services, and ensuring that SIA continues to offer our customers a world-class travel experience.”
Edward Plaisted, representing Skytrax, commended Singapore Airlines on their remarkable achievement. He praised their outstanding performance across multiple award categories, particularly recognizing their First Class cabin as the World’s Best.
Plaisted congratulated Singapore Airlines’ management and staff, emphasizing that their success should be a source of immense pride and satisfaction.
The awards ceremony also showcased other notable winners, including Qatar Airways, which secured a total of nine awards, and Singapore Airlines, which also received nine accolades.
In North America, Delta Air Lines emerged triumphant with six awards, while Turkish Airlines dominated the European region by clinching four awards, including the fiercely contested Best Airline in Europe title.
Furthermore, SIA took the top spot in four categories at this year’s Skytrax awards, including Best First Class Airline, Best First Class Comfort Amenities, and Best Airline in Asia.
SIA’s low-cost subsidiary Scoot was named Best Long Haul Low-cost Airline, and ranked second in the World’s Best Low-cost Airlines category.
Widely regarded as ‘the Oscars of the aviation industry’, the World Airline Awards began in 1999, and remain totally independent and impartial with all of the customer survey costs and awards event paid by the organisers, Skytrax.