The country’s flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is ranked 49th in this year’s Top 50 Best Airlines in the World released by the United Kingdom-based consultancy firm Skytrax.

PAL’s 49th place was 18 ranks higher than its previous position in 2017.

Skytrax also ranked PAL as 2nd most improved airline in 2017.

In March 2018, PAL was certified by Skytrax as the Philippines’ first 4-star airline.

The Skytrax list of the 50 best airlines in the world, include:

1. Singapore Airlines
2. Qatar Airways
3. ANA/All Nippon
4. Emirates
5. EVA Air
6. Cathay Pacific
7. Lufthansa
8. Hainan Airlines
9. Garuda Indonesia
10. Thai Airways
11. Qantas Airways
12. Swiss International Air Lines
13. Japan Airlines/JAL
14. China Southern Airlines
15. Etihad Airways
16. Austrian Airlines
17. Air New Zealand
18. Turkish Airlines
19. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
20. Hong Kong Airlines
21. Bangkok Airways
22. Virgin Australia
23. Aeroflot
24. Asiana Airlines
25. Air France
26. Cathay Dragon
27. Finnair
28. AirAsia
29. Virgin Atlantic
30. Air Canada
31. British Airways
32. Norwegian
33. Korean Air
34. Malaysia Airlines
35. China Airlines
36. Aer Lingus
37. Delta Air Lines
38. Alaska Airlines
39. Aegean Airlines
40. Ethiopian Airlines
41. Iberia
42. JetBlue Airways
43. EasyJet
44. Oman Air
45. South African Airways
46. Jetstar Airways
47. AirAsia X
48. Air Astana
49. Philippine Airlines
50. Vietnam Airlines