Wayfarer TV: Singapore Airlines wins World’s Best Airline for fifth time

by James Wilkinson

Singapore Airlines has been named World’s Best Airline in the 2023 Skytrax World Airline Awards, the fifth time it has won this prestigious accolade.

Singapore Airlines 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.

Singapore Airlines’ 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.

Singapore Airlines CEO, Goh Choon Phong, received the World’s Best Airline award on behalf of the airline in Paris on 20 June 2023.

“This award is a testament to the indomitable spirit of our people, who worked tirelessly and made many sacrifices to ensure that Singapore Airlines was ready for the recovery in air travel,” he said.

“That has allowed us to emerge stronger and fitter from the pandemic as a leading international airline.

“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 Singapore Airlines continues to offer our customers a world-class travel experience.”