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Singapore Airlines (SIA) has been named World’s Best Airline in the 2023 Skytrax World Airline Awards. It is the fifth time the company has won this prestigious accolade.
SIA took the top spots 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 Airlines, and ranked second in the World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines category, the airlines said in a release today.
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.
Goh Choon Phong, CEO of Singapore Airlines, received the World’s Best Airline award on behalf of the company in Paris yesterday.
“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,” he said.
Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax, said: “It is a fabulous achievement for Singapore Airlines to achieve this World’s Best Airline title for 2023. Singapore Airlines achieved excellent results in many of the award categories, with the highlight being recognition of their First Class cabin as the World’s Best First Class. We congratulate Singapore Airlines on this success which should be a source of great pride and satisfaction for the airline management and staff.”