Singapore dethroned! These are the world’s best airlines for 2019

Singapore Airlines is no longer the World’s Best Airline, as named by the Skytrax World Airline Awards. The airline was bumped from the top by previous #2 Qatar Airways. It hasn’t been a hard fall from the top for Singapore though, they’ve just moved the one spot, claiming second place.

The rest of the top 10 are, in descending order, ANA All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, EVA Air, Hainan Airways, Qantas Airways, Lufthansa and Thai Airways. All but Qantas was previously named to the top 10 in the 2018 listings with Garuda Indonesia being knocked out.

Here’s what you can expect from the Top 5 (in pictures!)

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#1 Qatar Airways

Previous ranking: #2 (up one spot)

Also won: Best Airline in the Middle East, World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Seat, Best First Class Lounge in the Middle East, Best Business Class Lounge in the Middle East, Best Cabin Crew in the Middle East, Best Economy Class in the Middle East, Best Business Class Catering in the Middle East, Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness in the Middle East, Best Business Class in the Middle East

#2 Singapore Airways

Previous ranking: #1 (down one spot)

Also won: World’s Best Cabin Crew, Best Airline in Asia, World’s Best First Class, World’s Best First Class Seat, Best First Class Lounge in Asia, Best Business Class Seat in Asia, Best Premium Economy Class in Asia, Best Business Class Lounge in Asia, Best First Class in Asia

#3 ANA All Nippon Airways

Previous ranking: #3 (no change)

Also won: World’s Best Airport Services, World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering, Best Business Class in Asia, Best Airline Staff in Japan, Best Cabin Crew in Japan

#4 Cathay Pacific

Previous ranking: #6 (up two spots)

Also won: N/A

#5 Emirates

Previous ranking: #4 (down one spot)

Also won: World’s Best Inflight Entertainment

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