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Best Airlines in the World
Since the Wright brothers' first historic flight in 1903 flying and air travel has come a long way. KLM (1919) from The Netherlands is the oldest airlines in the world that is still in operation followed by Avianca (1919) from Colombia and Qantas (1920) from Austrlaia takes the second and third place respectively.
Today there are more than 5000 airlines in the world. The world's largest airline by fleet size and passengers carried is American Airlines operating from the United States.
We have listed just the top 10 best airlines in the world. They are listed according to their ranking, best one in rank 1 followed by the second best down to top 10, airlines name, country of origin, airline code and the year they were founded or began their service under current name.
|RANK||AIRLINES||COUNTRY||Airline Code||Founded / Service|
|1||Air New Zealand||New Zealand||NZ||26 April 1940 / 1 April 1965|
|2||Qantas||Australia||QF||16 Nov 1920 / March 1921|
|3||Singapore Airlines||Singapore||SQ||1 May 1947 / 1 October 1972|
|4||Virgin Australia||Australia||VA||1999 / 31 August 2000|
|5||Virgin Atlantic||UK||VS||22 June 1984|
|6||Etihad Airways||UAE||EY||July 2003|
|7||All Nippon Airways||Japan||NH||27 December 1952|
|8||Korean Air||South Korea||KE||1962|
|9||Cathay Pacific||Hong Kong||CX||24 September 1946|
|10||Japan Airlines||Japan||JL||1 Aug 1951 / 25 October 1951|