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World's 10 best airlines

1.Singapore

October 31, 2008

Singapore Airlines has been ranked as the world's best airline for the 3rd time in a decade. The awards are given every year by the Skytrax, which conducts a world airline survey. Singapore Airlines also bagged the award for offering the 'Best Business Class'.

Singapore Airlines took off with three flights per week in the beginning. Today, their network spans across 103 destinations in 41 countries. Singapore Airlines was ranked 17th in 'Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies' rankings in 2007. The airline is known the world over for its innovation, safety and service excellence and profitability.

The airline boasts of excellent inflight telecommunication, entertainment services and luxurious amenities that make flying a memorable experience.

The airline started its services on 1 May 1947. Singapore Airlines is also the first airline to fly the world's largest aircraft, the A380. The average age of the passenger fleet is about 6 years. Chew Choon Sen is the company's CEO.

The World Airline Awards are based on the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax - carried out between August 2007 and June 2008. Which are the other top airlines of the world? Find out...

Image: A Singapore Airlines' Airbus A380 jet liner arrives at the Narita Airport in Narita city in Chiba prefecture, suburban Tokyo.| Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

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