What is the best first class airline

World Airline Awards - The best airline, first class, business class and more!

The Skytrax World Airline Awards for 2018 have been presented. In 2017, Qatar Airways was able to celebrate the title of the best airline in the world, but this year first place goes to someone else. Here are the results.

The World Airline Awards

The World Airline Awards were presented for the 18th time this year. There were over 335 airlines to choose from and more than 25 million customers took part in the survey between August 2017 and May 2018 and cast their votes.

Here is an overview of the top 5 places in the most interesting categories!

The best economy class in the world

  1. Thai Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Qatar Airways
  4. Emirates
  5. ANA All Nippon Airways

But not only was there a general vote on the best business class, but also on:

  • the best economy class seats (Japan, Singapore, Thai)
  • the best economy class catering (Thai, Singapore, Emirates)

Here you can find the complete overview of the winners.

The best business class in the world

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. ANA All Nippon Airways
  4. Emirates
  5. Etihad

Qatar Airways was already able to assert itself in this category last year. Here are the other categories that could be voted on:

  • the best business class Seats (Qatar, Singapore, Etihad)
  • the best business class Lounges (Turkish, Qatar, Virgin)
  • the best business class Catering (Austrian, Qatar, ANA)
  • the best business class Lounge dining (Turkish, Qatar, Emirates)
  • the best business class Amaneties (Hainan, Qatar, EVA)

You can find the complete overview here.

The best first class in the world

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Etihad Airways
  3. Air France
  4. Lufthansa
  5. Emirates

Lufthansa, as a fairly new 5-star airline, has made it into the top 5 list in the field of best first class. Here are the other categories:

  • the best first class lounges (Qatar, Lufthansa, Singapore)
  • the best first class seats (Singapore, Etihad, Emirates)
  • the best first class catering (Air France, Etihad, Singapore)
  • the best first class lounge dining (Air France, Qatar, Lufthansa)
  • the best First Class Amaneties (Air France, Emirates, Singapore)

Here you come to the overview.

The best airline in the world

So who won the coveted first prize of the “Aviation Oscars”?

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Qatar Airways
  3. ANA All Nippon Airways
  4. Emirates
  5. EVA Air

Here are some other interesting placements:

7. Lufthansa
12. Swiss
15. Etihad
19. KLM
25. Air France
31. British Airways
32. Norwegian
59. Eurowings
64. Ryanair
71. American Airlines

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