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Best airlines in the world for 2018 according to Skytrax

Best airlines in the world for 2018 according to Skytrax

Skytrax's World Airline Awards are based on the world's largest, annual airline passenger satisfaction survey, which evaluates nearly all airlines in the world.

Coming close is Taiwanese airline EVA Air, which connects Asia and Mainland China to Europe, North America and Oceania and links more than 60 major business and tourist destinations.

2018 is shaping up to be a big year for Singapore Airlines. The reigning champion also received the ranking in 2004, 2007 and 2008.

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"The World Airline Awards are based on direct feedback from customers, who we know have more airlines to choose from in this highly competitive global environment".

In 2017, Vietnam Airlines recorded impressive sales of 88.4 trillion VND and carried 26.5 million passengers.

In the past 12 months the airline also rolled out new seats for its A380 superjumbos, including its first double-beds in business class.

These awards demonstrate the quality of Qatar Airways' unrivalled level of service, and prove that the airline continues to win the confidence of the travelling public, a statement by the airline said. The survey measured passenger satisfaction across a wide range of performance indicators of airline front-line product and service, including check-in, boarding, on-board seat comfort, cabin cleanliness, food, beverages, in-flight entertainment and staff service.

A study by Which? put Ryanair in joint last with Veiling for the worst short-haul airline in the UK.

During the award ceremony, SKYTRAX chairman Edward Plaisted said Hainan Airlines is one of the world's fastest growing airlines.

United Kingdom airlines did not make the cut and sadly didn't get into the Top 20 for best airlines in the world for 2018.

The business class cabin of Singapore Airlines' Airbus A350. Andreas Otto, Product Manager of the Lufthansa Group for the premium airlines and Chief Commercial Officer of Austrian Airlines, thanked their customers for this vote of confidence and teh employees for their commitment and customer orientation. "The airline should be extremely proud of this success as this result comes directly from their customers".

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