Singapore Airlines Wins Major Awards
Singapore Airlines is a big winner in the annual AirlineRatings.com Airline Excellence Awards, taking out Best First Class and Best Cabin Crew as well as being ranked 3rd in the rating agency’s Top Ten.
AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety, and product rating website, promotes excellence and innovation in the airline industry and the pinnacle of these efforts is its Airline Excellence Awards.
There is little surprise that Singapore Airlines has won Best First Class because it has always been a first-class airline.
The airline has pioneered many innovations for all cabin classes but its First Class is a clear standout.
And now it has taken that product to a new level with its new “Skyroom” Suites on the A380.
The “Skyrooms” are truly spectacular and each suite covers between 3.23 and 4 square meters of floor space with two-piece sliding doors operated manually, as opposed to electrically with other carriers, a source for prolonged malfunctions.
AirlineRatings European Editor Andreas Spaeth notes there is a similarity to the Flying Oval Office on board Air Force One because each is dominated by a massive swivel armchair.
Mr Spaeth adds: “Designed by PierreJean Design Studio in France, the 21” wide electrically-controlled swivel seats can be turned around by over 120°, are upholstered in finest Poltrona Frau leather and can recline up to 135° for lounging.”
A 32” HD touchscreen monitor mounted on the wall can also be swiveled.
The main feature is a separate foldout flatbed measuring 76” by 27” (1.93m x 0.68m) which comes complete with mattress bedding, duvet, and pillows. The bedhead has a gas spring to keep the head up to watch a movie for example while lying down.
And for those who want to fly with the family, the dividers between two or even all three suites on one side of the aisle can come down, creating up to two double beds in the two forward Suites 1A/2A and 1F/2F.
The Singapore Girl is, without doubt, the best known brand in modern aviation.
Known the world over for their outstanding commitment to service, Singapore girls and their male counterparts are synonymous with inflight excellence.
It is also an outstanding brand and the fact it is as strong today as the day it was launched is a testament to the dedication, passion, and professionalism of the airline’s cabin crew.
To be named in the top ten, airlines must achieve a seven-star safety rating and demonstrate leadership in innovation for passenger comfort.
AirlineRatings.com developed its unique seven-star rating system after two years of evaluation and consultation with the industry’s governing body the International Civil Aviation Organization.
For the yearly ranking the editors of AirlineRatings.com, some of the most experienced and awarded, combine four major international industry and government safety audits, with another 12 key criteria that include: fleet age, passenger review ratings, profitability, investment rating and key product offerings to arrive at a ranking.
This year Singapore Airlines is ranked 3rd.