The World Airline Awards are based on the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax - carried out between August 2007 and June 2008.
1.Singapore Airlines
2.Cathay Pacific
4.Thai Airways
5.Asiana Airlines
6.Malaysia Airlines
7.Qatar Airways
8.Air New Zealand
9.Air Emirates
10.Etihad Airways

1.Singapore Airlines:

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.
CEO: Chew Choon Sen.

2.Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific is ranked 2nd best airline in the world. It also bagged the award for the world's 'Best First Class', for their new onboard 1st Class product and service concept. Hong Kong?s largest airline, Cathay offers passenger and cargo services to 120 destinations worldwide. Cathay Pacific is one of only six airlines worldwide to carry a five-star rating from Skytrax. Cathay Pacific Airways was founded in Hong Kong on 24 September 1946 by former air force pilots Roy Farrell and Australian Sydney de Kantzow. The Cathay Pacific Group, including Dragonair and Air Hong Kong, now operates more than 150 aircraft to 130 destinations across the world. Eighteen years after the company was founded, it celebrated carrying one million passengers. Nine years later, in 1973, the airline had a record of one million people every year. Today, the airline flies about one million passengers each month.
CEO: Tony Tyler.


Qantas is the third best airline in the world. It also bagged an award for the 'Best First Class Lounge'. Qantas was founded in the Queensland outback in 1920. It was registered as the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited (QANTAS). The airline has a reputation for excellence in safety, operational reliability, engineering and maintenance, and customer service. Qantas is known as the world's leading long distance airline and one of the strongest brands in Australia. Its global route network covers more than 675 destinations in more than 130 countries.
CEO: Geoff Dixon.

4.Thai Airways:

Thai Airways ranks fourth in the list of top 10 airlines. It also bagged the 4th place for the best cabin staff. Thai Airways International was founded in 1960 as a joint venture between Thailand's domestic carrier, Thai Airways Company (TAC) and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS). On April 1, 1977, after a 17-year partnership with SAS, the Thai government bought out SAS' remaining 15% holding and Thai became fully owned by the Thai govt. Thai flies to 74 destinations in 34 countries on four continents. It has a fleet size of 88 aircraft.
Chairman: Chaisawasd Kittipornpaiboon.

5.Asiana Airlines:

Asiana Airlines from South Korea is the 5th best airline in the world. It also won an award for world's 'Best Cabin Staff' and award for 'Best Economy Class'. Asiana Airlines is known to offer one of the best services onboard. Formerly known as Seoul Airlines, Asiana flies to 12 domestic destinations and 73 international destinations in 17 countries worldwide. Asiana's headquarters and overseas hub is located at Incheon International Airport (near Seoul) and its domestic hub is at Gimpo International Airport. It has a fleet of 65 aircraft. Asiana was established on 17 February 1988 and started operations in December 1988 with flights to Busan. Asiana was awarded a 5-star rating by Skytrax.
CEO: Kang Chu-Ahn.

6.Malaysia Airlines:

Malaysia Airlines is ranked the 6th best airline in the world. The flag carrier of Malaysia, it operates flights from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and its secondary hub in Kota Kinabalu. Malaysia Airlines maintains a strong presence in Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Middle East and on the Kangaroo route between Europe and Australasia. Malaysia Airlines has started its operations in 1987 after the airline changed its name from Malaysian Airline System. It was founded on 1947 by Malayan Airways. It started flying operations in 1947. In 1963, the airline was renamed Malaysian Airways Limited. It is one of the six airlines to be given a 5-star status airline by Skytrax.
CEO: Idris Jala.

7.Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways, a 5-star airline is ranked No.7 in the world. It also bagged the award for ?Best Airline? and 'Best Cabin Staff' for the Middle East region and 'Best Business Class Catering' category. Qatar has seen an average growth of 35 per cent year-on-year for the past 10 years. The airline is known for high quality services. It has a fleet size of 65 aircraft flying to over 80 international destinations.
CEO: Akbar Al Baker.

8.Air New Zealand:

Air New Zealand is the 8th best airline in the world. It offers passenger and cargo transport services within New Zealand, Australia, the South West Pacific, Asia, North America and the United Kingdom. Its main hub is Auckland Airport in New Zealand. Air New Zealand began as TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways Limited) in 1940. Today, it has a fleet of 60 aircraft. The airline has gained reputation for innovative and outstanding passenger services at a fair price.
CEO: Rob Fyfe.

9.Air Emirates:

Air Emirates is ranked as the 9th best airline in the world. It is the eighth-largest airline in the world in terms of international passengers carried. It ranks amongst the top 10 carriers worldwide in terms of revenue, and has become the largest airline in the Middle East in terms of revenue, fleet size, and passengers carried and the eighth largest airline in Asia, in terms of passengers carried. The airline operates over 3,710 passenger flights per week, to 91 destinations in 55 countries. During 2007-08, Emirates carried 21.2 million passengers. The airline was established on 25 May 1985 by the Dubai government and was supported by the founder of the German airline Germania, Hinrich Bischoff, in its initial years.

10.Etihad Airways:

Etihad Airways jumps into the top ten league for the first time. Etihad Airways was set up as the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates in July 2003 by a Royal decree issued by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, then the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways is expanding services at a fast pace. On November 12, 2003, the airline started commercial operations with the launch of a service to Beirut. Soon the company started adding one new route a month. By June 2006, it started flying to over 30 destinations. By 2010, the company plans to fly to 70 destinations. Etihad was the first to launch a direct flight from the UAE to Geneva (June 2004), Brussels and Toronto (October 2005) and first-ever non-stop flight from Abu Dhabi to Johannesburg.
CEO: Dr. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saif Al Nahyan.


Information provided in this page is informative and useful.These day's we have seen many airlines are coming.But there are only few airlines which provides good service and reaching on-time.In this first one comes is Delta Airlines with recorded revenue of $40.36bn, followed by United Continental Holdings ,Lufthansa Group etc.,

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