Singapore Airlines (SIA) has been named the ‘World’s Best Airline; in the 2023 Skytrax World Airline Awards, the fifth time it has won this prestigious accolade, said a press statement yesterday.
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.
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, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Airlines, received the ‘World’s Best Airline’ award on behalf of SIA 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,” said 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,” said the CEO of Singapore Airlines.
Edward Plaisted, Chief Executive Officer, 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.”