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Singapore Airlines Named Best Global Carrier for Business Travel

Business Travel | Patrick Clarke | September 17, 2015

Singapore Airlines Named Best Global Carrier for Business Travel

For the second straight year, Singapore Airlines has been recognized as the top international carrier for business travel.

Fortune and Travel + Leisure polled travelers about their habits and preferences when traveling for work to generate 2015's Best in Business Travel survey. Readers were asked to assess airlines on a variety of factors, including customer service, frequent flyer programs, in-flight class experience, food and entertainment options and airport lounges.

While Emirates, Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways rounded out the top five, it's clear Singapore Airlines is determined to remain ahead of the pack.

Boasting in-flight menus geared toward the flight's route and a revamped premium economy class set to debut aboard U.S. flights later this year, Singapore's flag carrier appears to be winning over road warriors in a hurry.

The only two categories Singapore Airlines didn't claim were best business class in-flight experience and best first class in-flight experience. Emirates and Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific finished atop those two groups, respectively.

Elsewhere however, Singapore Airlines dominated the competition.

The Asian carrier was recognized for having the best customer service, the best airport lounges, the top frequent flyer program and best economy class and premium economy class in-flight experience. 

By the end of the year, Singapore Airlines will debut a handful of exciting features for premium economy customers flying to and from the U.S., including leather seats and 13-inch HD screens. 

Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific and Japan's two leading airlines — All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines — rounded out the top five for best customer service, while Qatar Airways, Emirates and Virgin Atlantic Airways were among those singled out for their airport lounges. 

Meanwhile, EVA Air, Turkish Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Asiana Airlines were pointed out by readers as having the best frequent flyer loyalty programs behind leading Singapore Airlines. 

In addition to the top global airlines for business travel, the reader survey results revealed the hotel brands and U.S. carriers best suited for today's road warriors. 


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