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Singapore Airlines continues to receive accolades from around the world

08 January 2011 - Singapore Airlines again emerged on top in 2009 as the favourite airline among business and leisure travellers in numerous international rankings, highlighting its continued focus on product innovation and service excellence.


The repeat awards that Singapore Airlines has been winning over the years encompass categories such as in-flight entertainment, food and beverages, ground services, safety and company management. The awards reflect the Airline’s philosophy to constantly innovate and keep pace with the changing tastes and preferences of consumers.


The Airline was recently named favourite for frequent business travellers in the annual global poll conducted by the respected Official Airline Guide organisation based in London. In the OAG Airline Industry Awards 2009, Singapore Airlines was voted “OAG Airline of the Year” for the 7th time. In addition, the Airline earned top placing in the following categories: Best Airline based in Asia, Best Europe to Asia/Australasia Airline and Best Transpacific Airline.


Condé Nast Traveler (US), a leading travel publication, named Singapore Airlines “Best Global Airline” for the 21st consecutive year in its 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards.


The carrier also secured the “Best International Airline Award” in the World’s Best Awards survey conducted by the US-based travel magazine, Travel & Leisure, for the 14th consecutive year.


Singapore Airlines earned the “Most-Admired Singapore Company” accolade in the Wall Street Journal Asia, Asia’s 200 Most-Admired Companies survey in 2009, for the 17th consecutive year.


In the 2009 Zagat Airline Survey by the US-based Zagat organisation, Singapore Airlines was the Top-Rated International Airline for Premium and Economy Seating.


Readers of a leading regional travel magazine, Business Traveller Asia Pacific, voted Singapore Airlines the “Best Airline” for the 18th consecutive year. In addition, readers rated the Airline as the “Best Airline in the Asia Pacific” and the airline with the “Best Business Class”, “Best First Class” and “Best Economy Class”.


In the Swiss-based Bilanz Survey 2009, Singapore Airlines emerged as the winner in the following categories: Best Worldwide Business Airline (5th consecutive year), Best Airline for First Class and Business Class, Food, Service and In-flight Entertainment.


In AB Road magazine of Japan’s Airlines Top 10 Ranking 2009, Singapore Airlines won in the Best Overall Airline (2nd consecutive year), Best In-flight Service (2nd consecutive year), Best Aircraft Products and Best In-flight Meals categories.


In Fortune magazine’s The World’s Most Admired Companies 2009 survey, the carrier was ranked 33rd.


In the Business Traveller UK Reader’s Poll Awards 2009, readers rated Singapore Airlines as the Best Asian Airline. It was also voted the carrier with the “Best Cabin Staff”, “Best Economy Class”, “Best Business Class” and “Best Long Haul Airline”.


Readers of the Guardian and Observer newspapers voted the Company as the Best Long Haul Airline (for the 6th consecutive year) and with the Best Business Class.


In the Readers Choice Awards 2009 annual survey by another prestigious travel magazine, Jakarta-based DestinAsian, readers gave top marks to Singapore Airlines in the following categories: Best Overall Airline, Best Airline for Premium Class Travel, Best Airline for Economy Class Travel and Best In-flight Entertainment for the 5th consecutive year.


For the 8th consecutive year, Singapore Airlines was inducted into the Travel Hall of Fame in the TTG Travel Awards 2009. In the Skytrax World Airline Survey Awards 2009, it was named the airline with the “Best First and Business Class”. In Aviation Week’s Top Performing Companies 2009, it was ranked 1st in the Mainline Carriers category.


In the Readers Digest Trusted Brands (Singapore) survey, the Airline was awarded the “Platinum Award - Airline Category in Singapore” and the “Gold Award - Airline Category in Asia”. In the 2009 Global Reputation Pulse Survey, the Airline was ranked 10th in the “The World’s Most Reputable Companies” category.


At the Securities Investors Association of Singapore 10th Investors’ Choice Awards 2009, Singapore Airlines received the “Most Transparent Company Award 2009” for the 5th consecutive year, in the Transport/Storage/Communications Category.


Singapore Airlines is grateful to its customers who have supported the Airline through the years and consistently accorded it high ratings in the various surveys. In the midst of these challenging times, the Airline has upheld its commitment to invest in product and service development. The numerous awards therefore attest to the dedication of the Airline’s staff, and serve as an encouragement to them to build upon their outstanding work.


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