WHEN SINGAPORE AIRLINES launched the world's first A380 service with a flight from Singapore to Sydney on Oct. 25, it was more than the first commercial flight of the world's largest passenger airplane: It was an undeniable sign that there has been a seismic shift in the aviation world's center of influence in the 60 years since SIA took to the air as Malaya Airways Ltd. with three destinations. SIA no longer is just a major player in the Asia/Pacific region and a "great way to fly" but a ...

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