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[ 2018-07-25 ]

Thailand Airlines Fare well at Annual SkyTrax Airline Awards

Thai Airways – #10 Best Airlines in the World

Thai Airways – Best Economy Class in the World

Bangkok Airways – Best Regional Airline in the World

Singapore Airlines was voted the best carrier in the world according to the latest SkyTrax survey. More than 20 million fliers are surveyed annually and Thai Airways International was judged to be the tenth best overall airlines in the world. Singapore Airways also was named the best in first class category.

Asian carriers dominated the survey with seven airlines in the world’s top ten this year.   This included All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Garuda Indonesia and Thai Airways. Second and fourth spots went to Gulf-based Qatar Airways and Emirates. The only European airline to make it to the Top 10 was Deutsche Lufthansa at seventh place and followed by China's Hainan Airlines in eighth, Garuda Indonesia in ninth place.

Thai Airways also won best economy class in the world. Thailand’s Bangkok Airways was named best regional airlines and number 21 overall, while local Asian airlines Air Asia was awarded number 28 overall.

The best airline in North America was named as Air Canada, and the region's best low-cost flier was WestJet, another Canadian carrier. Air France won multiple awards for their first class service for best first class onboard catering, best first class comfort amenities and best first class lounge dining.

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