PHOTO: Singapore Airlines

Trip Advisor has compiled the world’s best airlines from the data and votes of their users around the world. No panel of judges here – the people have spoken.

Not surprisingly, Singapore Airlines has come out on top, again. The Singaporean national airline is a consistent winner of best airline competitions over a number of decades.

Air New Zealand and Emirates take the other two podium positions, again national legacy airlines that have performed well over a number of years. Japan Airlines and EVA Air fill out the top five spots, placing Asian airlines in three of the top five as voted by Trip Advisor fliers.

Two budget airlines then beat out plenty of other more prestigious airlines in the popular vote. Britons Jet2 and America’s Southwest Airlines beat out Qatar, Azul (Brazil) and Korean Air to make up the world’s Top Ten most popular airlines.

Asian-based voters have put Singapore Airlines on top of their list of full-service airlines as well. Then follows Japan’s ANA Airlines, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, EVA Air, Garuda, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Thai Airways and Vietnam Airlines. IN the category of best Asian low-cost airlines, IndiGO and Indonesia’s CityLink beat out a long-list of more established budget airlines in the region.

You can read the full list HERE.

- Tim Newton

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Tim Newton
Tim Newton has lived in Thailand since 2012. An Australian, he has worked in the media, principally radio and TV, for nearly 40 years. He has won the Deutsche Welle Award for best radio talk program, presented 2,800 radio news bulletins in Thailand alone, hosted 330 daily TV news programs, produced 1,800 videos, TV commercials and documentaries and now produces digital media for The Thaiger and Phuket Gazette.