To be named in the world's top ten airlines 2015, must achieve a seven star safety rating and demonstrate leadership in innovation for passenger comfort. “We are looking for leaders in the industry, airlines that go the extra distance to make a real difference to the passenger experience,” said Geoffrey Thomas Editor-in-Chief. This year British Airways made the top ten for the first time as did Lufthansa (LHAB) (LHA) and EVA Air.

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6. Singapore Airlines (SIA1) (SINGY) 9V-SKQ-Singapore-Airlines-Airbus-A380-800_PlanespottersNet_320010

7. EVA Air B-16701-EVA-Airways-Boeing-777-300_PlanespottersNet_231555

8. Lufthansa (LHAB) (LHA) 2382_01_0004-298ea15a02a974e8

9. All Nippon Airways ANA-

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