Singapore Airlines still world’s best international airline

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has once again proven its unparalleled position in the airline industry as it clinched the top spot in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Survey for Best International Airlines. With an overall score of 90.10, SIA ranked first in this year’s reader survey, making this the 21st consecutive time the airline received such distinction. 

“The airline keeps the top spot by pioneering new services and treating every passenger like a top-tier flier,” Travel + Leisure contributor Melanie Lieberman writes. Also gracing this year’s top five are Emirates (89.30), Qatar Airways (86.89), Etihad Airways (86.84), and Virgin Atlantic Airways (86.41).

SUITE IN THE SKY.  Singapore Airlines features cabins with plenty of legroom, adjustable headrests and backrest cushions that make traveling easier and more comfortable. 
For this survey, respondents were asked to rate international airlines on the following characteristics: cabin comfort, customer service, in-flight service and overall value. 

Cabin comfort 

Singapore Airlines remains the top choice for fliers as it provides the finest experience of both comfort and luxury. Equipped with plenty of legroom and features such as adjustable headrests and backrest cushions, the cabins are designed to make traveling easier and more memorable for its passengers. “[Even] for the average person, Singapore [Airlines] is the crème de la crème,” said a T+L reader. Whether it’s in the Suites, First, Business or Economy Class, Singapore Airlines is truly your home in the skies.

Customer service

One of the qualities that Singapore Airlines is known for is its passion for service. Its flight attendants personify the ‘Singapore Girl’ – the timeless icon for Asian hospitality. Dressed in their traditional Balmain-designed sarong kebaya, they are renowned for their commitment to cater to the fliers’ every whim with such poise and dignity. Passengers across classes are truly guaranteed a first-class flying experience with SIA. 

In-flight service

Staying true to its philosophy of providing its guests ‘the great way to fly,’ SIA provides its passengers remarkable services that make long-haul traveling an ease. For instance, SIA offers the Book The Cook service that lets Premium Economy, Business and First Class passengers select from a wide selection of meals, including creations inspired by its International Culinary Panel. 

Aside from a fine dining experience, Singapore Airlines also has the KrisWorld in-flight entertainment system with an impressive selection of over 1,000 entertainment options thoughtfully curated with its passengers in mind. With all these in-flight offerings, traveling for hours has never been this enjoyable.

Overall value

Singapore Airlines puts premium to the needs of its passengers, making it the carrier of choice for most fliers. It upholds the values of traditional Asian hospitality while constantly innovating itself, keeping in mind what matters most to its fliers. With the SilverKris Lounge for instance, one can enjoy world-class comfort and feel right at home before beginning their most memorable journey yet.

Singapore Airlines flies from Manila to Singapore four times daily, which conveniently connects to onward flights to the rest of the world. Passengers traveling from Cebu, Davao and Kalibo can fly to Singapore via SilkAir, which flies 12 times weekly from Cebu, nine times weekly from Davao, and three times weekly from Kalibo. To book flights, visit

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