SELANGOR, Malaysia - Singapore Airlines on Tuesday was named by Skytrax as the world's best airline for 2018, deposing Qatar Airways that has been suffering from a year-long airspace ban imposed by its Gulf neighbors.
Qatar Airways dropped to second while ANA All Nippon Airways landed in third spot, according to the latest ranking of Skytrax, known as the "Oscars of the aviation industry."
AirAsia kept the world's best low-cost airline title for the 10th consecutive year, followed by Norwegian, and EasyJet.
This year's world's best long-haul low-cost airline was given to Norwegian, while Jetstar Airways and AirAsia X followed in second and third place, respectively.
Here's the list of the awardees in this year's Skytrax World Airline Awards:
2018 World's Best Airlines
1 Singapore Airlines
2 Qatar Airways
3 ANA All Nippon Airways
5 EVA Air
6 Cathay Pacific
8 Hainan Airlines
9 Garuda Indonesia
10 Thai Airways
2018 World's Best Low-Cost Airlines
4 Jetstar Airways
5 AirAsia X
8 Southwest Airlines
2018 World's Best Long Haul Low-Cost Airlines
3 AirAsia X
5 Air Canada Rouge