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World's 20 best airlines

Last updated on: April 30, 2013 20:23 IST

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Business Insider has ranked the world's leading airlines on the basis of in-flight experience and the on-time performance. The ratings are out of 100 points.

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Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines has been ranked as the world's best airline. The airline scored 100 for seat comfort, cabin cleanliness and in-flight entertainment, says Business Insider.

Rank: 1

In-Flight Experience: 98

On-Time Performance: 74

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Image: A view of inside the first-class twin cabin section of the Singapre Airlines Airbus A380 in Toulouse, France.
Photographs: Pascal Parrot/Getty Images.

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Malaysia Airlines (Tie - Rank 2)

In-Flight Experience: 90

On-Time Performance: 74

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Image: Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flight.
Photographs: Mattchew02/Wikimedia Commons.

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Virgin America (Tie)

Rank: 2

In-Flight Experience: 80

On-Time Performance: 74

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Photographs: Eric/Wikimedia Commons.

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Asiana Airlines (Tie)

Rank:  4

In-Flight Experience: 86

On-Time Performance: 80

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Image: A South Korean Asiana airlines jet undergoes flight preparations at Seoul's Kimpo airport.
Photographs: Reuters.

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Qatar Airways (Tie)

Rank:  4

In-Flight Experience: 90

Airline Reliability: 60

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Photographs: Wikimedia Commons.

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ANA (All Nippon Airways)

Rank: 6

In-Flight Experience: 82

On-Time Performance: 74 

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Photographs: Wikimedia Commons.

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Garuda Indonesia

Rank:  7

In-Flight Experience: 80

On-Time Performance: 74

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Image: Garuda Indonesia.
Photographs: Wikimedia Commons.

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Silk Air

Rank: 8

In-Flight Experience: 76

On-Time Performance: 74

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Image: Silk Air.
Photographs: Wikimedia Commons.
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Korean Air (Tie)

Rank:  9

In-Flight Experience: 78

On-Time Performance: 74

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Image: Airbus A380 airliner for Korean Air leaves the paintshop hangar at the Airbus facility in Finkenwerder near Hamburg, Germany.
Photographs: Christian Charisius/Reuters.
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Air New Zealand (Tie)

Rank:  9

In-Flight Experience: 82

On-Time Performance: 74

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Image: An Air New Zealand plane taxis at Auckland International Airport.
Photographs: Nigel Marple/Reuters.

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Cathay Pacific (Tie)

Rank: 11

In-Flight Experience: 84

On-Time Performance: 74 

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Image: Cathay Pacific Airways's planes at the Hong Kong International Airport.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters.
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South African Airlines (Tie)

Rank: 11

In-Flight Experience: 78

On-Time Performance: 74

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Image: South African Airlines.
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Turkish Airlines (Rank 13)

In-Flight Experience: 80

On-Time Performance: 74 

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Image: A Turkish Airlines plane takes off at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul.
Photographs: Osman Orsal/Reuters.

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Finnair

Rank: 14

In-Flight Experience: 76

On-Time Performance: 74

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Image: Finnish national airline company Finnair's planes on the tarmac of Helsinki international airport.
Photographs: Lehtikuva Lehtikuva/Reuters.
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Thai Airways (Tie)

Rank: 15

In-Flight Experience: 78

On-Time Performance: 74

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Photographs: Arpingstone/Wikimedia Commons.
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Japan Airlines (Tie)

Rank: 15

In-Flight Experience: 76

On-Time Performance: 74 

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Image: JAL aircraft are seen on the tarmac at Haneda airport in Tokyo.
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters.

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Oman Air (Tie)

Rank: 15

In-Flight Experience: 82

On-Time Performance: 75

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Photographs: Bilal Mirza/Wikimedia Commons.
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Air Astana

Rank: 18

In-Flight Experience: 74

On-Time Performance: 82

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Photographs: Nikolay Ustinov/Wikimedia Commons.
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Lufthansa

Rank: 19

In-Flight Experience: 80

On-Time Performance: 75

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Photographs: Larry Downing/Reuters.

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Etihad Airways

Rank: 20

In-Flight Experience: 80

On-Time Performance: 74



Image: An Etihad Airways aircraft at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Photographs: Ben Job/Reuters.

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