, the well-known company that evaluates the safety and products provided by carriers all around the world, releases a list of the top ten best airlines list each year based on various factors. These factors include the following: products available for premium economy, seat types in business and first class cabins, reviews made by customers, carrier’s earnings, financial ratings, how long the airline has been operating, and of course, safety ratings.

With that said, let’s take a look at which global airline made it to the list for 2019.

From 2014-2018, Air New Zealand was at the top of the list, but this year it was bumped down to number two. Singapore Airlines has been voted number one, taking Air New Zealand’s spot. In addition to being recognized by, Singapore Airlines also won the Skytrax World’s Best Airline Award for 2018.

Geoffrey Thomas, the Executive Editor of, articulated that Singapore Airlines has been one of the most exceptional carriers in the aviation industry, and “has returned to its best with a new product,” such as the redesigned first and business class cabins, which are phenomenal. It also has a “new aircraft and new innovative flights such as the Singapore-New York non-stop. Quite simply, the airline is the gold standard.”

Aside from Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand, two airlines that were not named on last year’s list are Emirates, at number six, and EVA Air, at number eight. Both airlines have recently remodeled their premier cabins, from Emirates game-changing, first class suite and improved business class cabin, to EVA’s DMW Designwork’s business class available on their Dreamliners, the two carriers deserve to be recognized in the best airline category for 2019.

Here are all the top ten airlines in order of rank:

1. Singapore Airlines
2. Air New Zealand
3. Qantas
4. Qatar Airways
5. Virgin Australia
6. Emirates
7. All Nippon Airways
8. EVA Air
9. Cathay Pacific
10. Japan Airlines

What are your thoughts on the results for the 2019 list? Are you surprised, are in agreement, or do you believe another airline should have been selected for the top ten?