Skytrax: Singapore Airlines Named World’s Best Airline

A Singapore Airlines Airbus A380.
Photo Credit: Piotr Bożtk Aviation Source

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has once again secured the top spot as the World’s Best Airline in the prestigious 2023 Skytrax World Airline Awards.

Fifth award for Singapore airlines

This marks the fifth time that SIA has received this esteemed accolade, solidifying its position as a leader in the aviation industry.

The Skytrax awards, based on comprehensive surveys conducted among over 20 million travelers from more than 100 nationalities, recognized SIA for its exceptional performance across various categories.

SIA emerged victorious in four distinct areas, including Best First Class Airline, Best First Class Comfort Amenities, and Best Airline in Asia.

In addition, SIA’s subsidiary, Scoot, was named the Best Long Haul Low-cost Airline and ranked second in the World’s Best Low-cost Airlines category.

The extensive survey period, spanning from September 2022 to May 2023, highlights the comprehensive evaluation process undertaken by Skytrax to determine the winners.

These awards serve as a testament to the excellence and dedication showcased by SIA in providing an exceptional travel experience to its passengers.


Close up of the side of a Singapore Airlines aircraft.
Photo Credit: Singapore Airlines

SIA praises its people

On 20th June 2023, Mr. Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Airlines, proudly accepted the World’s Best Airline award in Paris on behalf of the airline.

In his acceptance speech, Mr. Goh expressed gratitude towards the unwavering commitment and relentless efforts of the SIA team, who worked tirelessly and made countless sacrifices to ensure the airline’s readiness for the recovery of the aviation industry.

He emphasized that SIA’s emergence from the pandemic as a leading international airline was a testament to the indomitable spirit of its people.

Mr. Goh further conveyed his deep appreciation to SIA’s loyal customers, whose unwavering support and encouragement played a pivotal role in overcoming the unprecedented challenges posed by the pandemic.

Their resilience and loyalty inspired SIA to remain steadfast in its pursuit of innovation and excellence. As the airline recovers from the pandemic, it is determined to invest in industry-leading products and services to provide customers with an unparalleled travel experience.

Mr. Edward Plaisted, Chief Executive Officer of Skytrax, commended Singapore Airlines on this remarkable achievement. He praised SIA’s exceptional performance in multiple award categories, highlighting the recognition of their First Class cabin as the World’s Best First Class.

Mr. Plaisted extended his heartfelt congratulations to the airline’s management and staff, emphasizing that this success should be a source of great pride and satisfaction.


Singapore Airlines’ consistent recognition as the World’s Best Airline underscores its unwavering commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.

With a firm resolve to continue innovating and delivering world-class services, SIA remains at the forefront of the aviation industry, offering passengers an unparalleled travel experience.

Singapore Airlines’ triumph in the 2023 Skytrax World Airline Awards reaffirms its status as a global leader in the aviation sector.

The recognition garnered across multiple categories, including the prestigious title of the World’s Best Airline, further strengthens SIA’s reputation for providing exceptional services and experiences to its valued customers.

As SIA emerges stronger from the challenges posed by the pandemic, it remains dedicated to pushing boundaries and shaping the future of air travel.

By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 4 Min Read
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