Singapore Air Is World's Best

By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2008 3:14 PM CDT
Singapore Airlines has been voted the world's best carrier for the second year in a row.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – 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.