Singapore Airlines (SIA) has a history of more than 60 years. It grew out of Malayan Airways which began operating scheduled flights between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in an Airspeed Consul plane in 1st May 1947. 26 years later, Malayan Airways, which was renamed MSA in 1963, split into two: Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines. It is from this moment on that Singapore Airlines commenced its independent operations. Beginning operation with 5 Boeing B707s and 5 Boeing B737s, it now has a route network extending to 63 destinations in 35 countries, serving Asia, Europe, North America, the Middle East, the South West Pacific, and Africa. Today, they have a modern and young fleet of aircraft. Their homebase, Changi Airport, is regularly voted the world’s best, and serves as their gateway to Asia and beyond.
Regarded as one of the leading airlines in the world, Singapore Airlines has acquired fame for its safe and comfortable journeys. Excellence in customer service has been integral to SIA's success . Superb inflight service is the cornerstone of its reputation for customer service and hospitality. When mentioning service by Singapore Airlines, the first thing that comes to mind is the cuisine on the plane. The International Culinary Panel of Singapore Airlines, engages in designing dishes to cater for various needs on the plane, and is unique among all the airlines in the world. Moreover, with an average age of 5 years, Singapore Airlines has the world's youngest fleet in the air, which plays a crucial role in aviation safety.
The care and attention that Singapore Airlines gives its customers, symbolised by the Singapore Girl, has earned the airline many industry and travel awards, including Conde Nast Traveller's "Best Global Airline" award for 21 consecutive years, Travel and Leisure’s “Best International Airline” award for 14 consecutive years, and Wall Street Journal Asia’s “Most Admired Singapore Company” accolade