An 11-month survey querying more than 15 million airline passengers yields a clear winner, Reuters reports: Singapore Airlines is the world’s best. Asian and Gulf Arab carriers make up much of the rest of the list:
- Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific nabbed second place overall. It also has the best first class.
- Australia’s Qantas, despite a string of security scares and some fuel-related cost cuts, took third place overall, and best first-class lounge.
- Thai Airways was number four overall.
- Korean Asiana Airlines finished fifth, perhaps thanks to its best overall cabin staff and top economy class.