Singapore Airlines Flies Higher

Consistently upgrading to new planes keeps maintenance and fuel costs down. Add superb service and you have the champagne of Asia airlines

Singapore Airlines has been synonymous with superior service for decades and is widely seen as consistently raising the bar for the industry as a whole. "They are the airline equivalent of the Lexus motorcar in Asia," says Peter Hilton, aviation analyst at Credit Suisse (CS). "They tend to be a feature leader, which keeps them at the leading edge of product development." The carrier's strong reputation for service is—in a way—a virtuous circle, as it is able to attract and maintain a highly motivated staff.

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