A Profitable 18 Hours That’s All Business
Singapore Airlines is converting the five ultra-long-haul Airbus A340-500 jets that it uses on its nonstop routes to New York and Los Angeles to all-business-class seating.
2 Asian Carriers Disclose Big Orders
Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific, which is based in Hong Kong, announced purchases from Boeing totaling 20 aircraft at list prices of about $5.6 billion.
World Business Briefing | Asia: Singapore: Airline Profit Falls
Profit for the six months ended Sept. 30 at Singapore Airlines fell 88 percent, the company said, adding that avoiding posting its first full-year loss since going public in 1985 would be a challenge. Net income in the period fell to 134.8 million Singapore dollars (about $74 million).. Singapore Airlines reports profit for six months ended Sept 30 fell 88 percent, to 134.8 million Singapore dollars (about $74 million) (S)
Airline Says Jet Was on Wrong Runway Before Crash in Taiwan
The Singapore Airlines jet that crashed here on Tuesday night in a storm, killing 81 people, definitely taxied onto the wrong runway and slammed into construction equipment just before takeoff, Taiwans air safety chief said today. The airline agreed.. Taiwans air safety chief, Kay Yong, says Singapore Airlines jet that crashed in storm, killing 81 people, definitely taxied onto wrong runway and slammed into construction equipment just before takeoff; airline agrees after Yong presents voice and flight-data recorders demonstrating that pilot believed he was on proper runway; pilot, Foong Chee Kong, survived and has told investigators he saw object in his path just before liftoff; effects of bad weather and airport safety procedures are under scrutiny as contributing factors (M)
Singapore Airlines load factor, passenger numbers rose in March
SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) carried more passengers and filled a higher proportion of its seats in March compared to the same period last year, boosted by increased demand on Southwest Pacific routes. SIA carried 1.546 million passengers last .
This guy cashed in his frequent flyer miles for a $18,000.
Derek LowFirst class can be plenty luxurious, but its nothing like Singapore Airlines iconic Suites Class.Travel blogger Derek Low recently cashed in his.
This guy cashed in his frequent-flier miles for an $18000 suite on a Singapore.
First class can be plenty luxurious, but its nothing like Singapore Airlines iconic Suites Class. Travel blogger Derek Low cashed in his frequent-flier miles to purchase an $18,125.30 round-trip ticket in Suites Class, and thankfully he took lots of.
Web Searches for Flights: Easier Clicking
Commercial air travel may be in a downward spiral, but there is one place where airlines are making things easier for travelers: Web sites.
BOEING AND AIRBUS SELL 14 JETS TO SINGAPORE LINE
In a major aircraft sale, Singapore Airlines, a state-owned carrier, signed contracts yesterday totaling $1.56 billion to purchase eight Boeing 747 jumbo jets and six of the smaller Europeanmade A-300s over a five-year period. Officials of the airline and the Boeing Company said it was the largest order ever for the company from a non-American airline. Boeings chairman, T.A. Wilson, said that comparisons were hard to make in view of inflation but that the Singapore order was one of the 10 largest orders ever received by his company. Nevertheless, a Boeing spokesman, Pete Bush, said that the new order would not reverse plans to reduce the companys payroll to 76,000 employees by yearend from the current level of 81,600.
World Business Briefing | Asia: Singapore: SARS Alarms Investors
News that health authorities in Singapore had confirmed a fresh case of SARS sent many airline and other tourism-related stocks tumbling as investors factored in the risk that another outbreak might send the regions travel industry back into a tailspin. The Ministry of Health said that a lab technician appeared to have developed the first known case of severe acute respiratory syndrome since spring, when the disease killed 33 people in Singapore. Shares of Singapore Airlines fell 6.1 percent;the hotel company Shangri-La Asia fell 8 percent; and Singapore-based Star Cruises dropped 12 percent. Wayne Arnold (NYT). Confirmation of new case of SARS in Singapore sends airline and other tourism-related stocks tumbling; investors worry that another outbreak might send regions travel industry back into tailspin (S)
Rocketmiles Latest Airline Partner: Singapore Airlines and Get.
Rocketmiles is offering 3000 bonus miles with the latest partner Singapore Airlines for a booking by August 31, 2015.
Singapore Airlines looks to diversify its portfolio with. - CAPA
Singapore Airlines (SIA) is looking at acquiring a stake in Korean LCC Jeju Air as a potential next step in further expanding and diversifying its portfolio of airlines. Jeju would be SIAs first investment in North Asia, following��.
How to Book SINGAPORE AIRLINEs First Class Awards
Singapore Airlines offers an impressive first class product, including A380 First Suites. Learn how to book these seats as awards using your points and miles.
Changi Airport introduces measures to be more cost effective for airlines
Singapores flagship airline was one of the carriers recognised at the annual Changi Airline Awards, where the contributions of pioneer airlines were honoured as part of the airports SG50 celebrations. Singapore Airlines won the awards for Top Airline.
Here is why Singapore Airlines Food and Crew rock! | The.
On my recent visit to Singapore I visited Singapore Airport Terminal Services and SIA Training Center (STC) - the two places which make the flying experience with Singapore Airlines so impeccable. Read on to learn about��.
SINGAPORE AIRLINEs Says Not So Fast To Mistakenly Sold.
A computer error caused roughly 900 business class seats on board Singapore Airlines to be sold at economy class prices in Australia this week. According to News.com.au, the tickets in question were sold by Australian��.
A former Singapore Airlines flight attendant tells all in a revealing blog post
Ever wanted to be a flight attendant? Its not all luxury travel, shopping trips and attractive pilots. In fact, one former flight attendant makes it sound like a nightmare. Her blog post detailing the anguish she had to deal with during her employment.
The Last Stewardess
The worlds most profitable airline does not employ anyone called a flight attendant. Feminism has been slow in coming to Singapore Airlines, and the exotic, ever-smiling young women gliding through its planes aisles in figure-hugging batik sarongs are still called stewardesses. More to the point, the airline does not refer to these hard-working women as women, at least not for public consumption. These, dear passengers, are Singapore Girls.
MTT and Singapore Airlines Launch All-New Mobile App 27.
Singapore and Dublin, Ireland, 27 April 2015 - Singapore Airlines has launched an all-new mobile app for both Apple and Android smartphones, as well as for the Apple Watch. Introducing a redesigned user interface with��.
World Business Briefing | Asia: Singapore: Cuts At Airline
Faced with what is likely to be its first quarterly loss, Singapore Airlines said yesterday that it would lay off 414 employees who are based in Singapore in its biggest retrenchment since it began flying in 1972. The impact of the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, on travel has halved the number of passengers flying Singapore Airlines and forced the airline to cut capacity one-third. The layoffs represent 1.5 percent of the airlines Singapore work force, and consist largely of ground staff. Analysts predict additional layoffs. Wayne Arnold (NYT). Singapore Airlines will lay off 414 employees who are based in Singapore (S)
AirAsia Flight Said to Be Lost in Indonesia
Flight QZ8501 was en route from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore when it requested a “deviation” from its usual flight path because of weather, the airline said. The plane was carrying 155 passengers and seven crew members.. AirAsia announces that Indonesian authorities are in process of determining whereabouts of Flight QZ8501 after air traffic control lost contact with plane.
SINGAPORE AIRLINEs premium economy gets Book the Cook.
Singapore Airlines is gearing up to launch its all-new premium economy class with first flights to Sydney, Hong Kong, London Heathrow, Frankfurt and Paris ��� and passengers will be able to enjoy the airlines popular Book the��.
Airline pilots conduct charity drive for Nepal
SINGAPORE: The Air Line Pilots Association, Singapore (ALPA-S) is conducting a charity drive to collect survival items and fly them to Nepal. All cash donations will be handed over to Singapore Red Cross. Saturday (May 2) was the first day of its drive.
SINGAPORE AIRLINEs showcase and travel fair a smashing success
Highlights included the exclusive Singapore Airlines Suites cabin, unveiled at the launch for the first time; a preview of the new Premium Economy Class; and a showcase of the airlines new SilverKris Lounge set to open at Ninoy Aquino International.
World Business Briefing | Asia: Singapore: Airline Cuts Salaries
Singapore Airlines Ltd., which had operating losses of more than $3 million a day in April and May, said it had reached an agreement with unions to cut the salaries of its administrative and general staff by as much as 11 percent. The airline said the 11 percent cut would apply to its administrative workers. Cabin crew and other general staff earning more than $1,500 Singapore dollars a month will take a 7.5 percent cut, and those making less money will take a 5 percent cut, the company said.. Singapore Airlines Ltd,
Telecom Deal by Singapore Roused Thais
Among the many measures of a successful foreign investment, helping to set off a coup d’état is definitely not one of them.
Singapore Airlines Suites Class Photos - Business Insider
First class can be plenty luxurious, but its nothing like Singapore Airlines iconic Suites Class. Travel blogger Derek Low recently cashed in his frequent flyer miles to purchase an $18,125.30 round-trip ticket in Suites Class,��.
World Business Briefing | Asia: Singapore: Airline Layoffs
Singapore Airlines said it would lay off 182 pilots and cabin crew members because demand has not recovered enough to fill flights after the outbreak of the SARS virus. This would be the airlines second round of job cuts in two months. The airline, which employed about 30,000 people, also laid off 414 workers last month.. Singapore Airlines to layoff 182 pilots and cabin crew members because demand has not recovered enough to fill flights after SARS virus outbreak (S)
Singapore Airlines and Apple, Lyft and Verizon Wireless, eGoVisa, and more.
Singapore Airlines ongoing attempts to improve its digital presence has resulted in newly-designed apps for iOS and Android, developed in partnership with Mobile Travel Technologies. It is also the latest airline to launch and Apple Watch app, and an .
Police From Singapore Capture Arms Smuggler
. 3 US, 1 PI and 3 Brit natls held for arms smuggling
For Airline Boredom, Plastic Slot Machines
A new concept for in-flight entertainment was added today when the first jetliner to be fitted with slot machines took off for San Francisco from Singapore.
How Much Will It Cost to Fly in SINGAPORE AIRLINEs New.
So you may have heard that Singapore Airlines is all set to finally introduce a Premium Economy Class to their planes, but did you know that airfare to travel in the new seats is already on sale? Set to fly as soon as August 9,��.
Big Fare Increases, Crowded Planes, and More Delays
BIG FARE INCREASES After United Airlines raised domestic fares across the board by $50 a round trip on Friday, most major carriers quickly followed with similar increases on many routes, according to FareCompare.com. The reason was sharply higher fuel costs. Delta Air Lines raised its round-trip fares by $50 immediately after United’s move. American Airlines also posted $50 round-trip increases on 55 percent of its route system, though conspicuously absent are increases on its routes that overlap with many Southwest Airlines routes, said Rick Seaney, the chief executive of FareCompare.com. Then on Monday, Northwest Airlines also joined in the $50 increase on most of its routes. Continental Airlines, which initially raised fares by $50 on some routes on Friday, withdrew the increases Monday morning, but Mr. Seaney said it was unclear whether Continental might reverse course again soon. This was the second broad fare increase in 2008, and the 10th since last Labor Day, Mr. Seaney said, adding: It seems the legacy airlines, United in particular, are forgoing the nickel-and-dime strategy of increases every few weeks and are going for the whole enchilada at one time..
Singapore Airlines speak about the service they provide onboard
Singapore Airlines speak about the service they provide onboard. Service from the heart: Singapore Airlines describe how they like to go the extra mile to provide a special experience for their passengers. Tyson Beckford guest hosts Chippendales.
Singapore Airlines Denies It Bid for Alitalia
Alitalia said it had received an 11th-hour approach from a group that included Singapore Airlines — a claim that the Asian carrier swiftly and categorically denied.
How to Fly Singapore Airlines First Class for (Almost!) Free
As a follow-up to last weeks post on how to book Singapore Airlines first class awards, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at both award availability and mileage requirements for several specific routes, and the��.
SINGAPORE AIRLINEs becomes official airline for Sauber.
The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce Singapore Airlines as Official Airline Partner. Singapore Airlines is the most awarded airline worldwide, and was the.
Singapore Airlines Suites Class photos tour - Business Insider
First class can be plenty luxurious, but its nothing like Singapore Airlines iconic Suites Class. Travel blogger Derek Low cashed in his frequent-flier miles to purchase an $18,125.30 round-trip ticket in Suites Class, and��.
Late but Lavishly, A380 Makes Debut
Singapore Airlines unveiled its first A380 superjumbo jet, delayed by nearly two years of corporate upheaval at Airbus.
Singapore Airlines, Singapore Tourism Board launch special packages for.
Singapore, May 7 (IBNS): Singapore completes 50 years as a nation on August 9, 2015. To commemorate its 50th year of diplomatic relations with India, Singapore Airlines has announced special fares to Singapore along with complimentary experiences for .
SINGAPORE AIRLINEs Introduce New SilverKris Lounge In.
The latest carrier to embrace a residential concept for their lounge offering, Singapore Airlines has unveiled its brand new SilverKris Lounge at Heathrow, following the airlines recent move into Heathrows Terminal 2.
Singapore Airlines to recruit flight attendants
TAIPEI -- Singapore Airlines said Wednesday that it will recruit flight attendants in Taiwan, part of a growing trend among airlines serving the region that require Mandarin-speaking personnel to handle the increasing number of travelers from China.
G-strings and tears: Confessions of a hostie
So she decided to tell all about her time in the skies, to mark a year since she quit her job with Singapore Airlines. The blog post has received a mixed reaction, with many blasting her for being ���spoiled���. Here are some of the most intriguing parts.
A380’s Initial Flight Is an Aviation Buff’s Delight
After glitches and delays amid growing demand for air travel, Singapore Airlines savored the distinction of being the first to fly the double-decker behemoth with paying passengers.
Qantas, Singapore Airlines lead in customer satisfaction
Qantas is leading the way in customer satisfaction for both business and leisure travellers on Australian domestic flights while Singapore Airlines remains in pole position for passengers jetting abroad, according to the latest data published by Roy.
Somewhere in the Skies, Fish Ceviche Is Being Served
There is a whole other culinary world of airline food being served up in first-class and business-class cabins on premium international carriers.
Welcoming Back Singapore Airlines Travel Fair In Jakarta
Jakarta, 6 May 2015 ��� Singapore Airlines is again demonstrating its commitment to continuously providing the best travel opportunities to its customers in Jakarta, by holding the second ���Singapore Airlines Travel Fair 2015��� in partnership with Bank.
Singapore Air to start premium economy class on India services
The premium economy class fare will be 20-25 per cent more than the economy class fare, said David Lau, General Manager, India, Singapore Airlines. There will be 36 premium economy class seats on the flights upper deck, he told BusinessLine.
Story of an ex-SINGAPORE AIRLINEs Stewardess | TimothyTiah.
Its written by an ex-Singapore Airlines air stewardess and she gave a very insightful, funny and sometimes sad account of how its like to be a stewardess. Im told that it has gone viral now in Singapore but I thought I share it��.
Why Singapore Airlines First Class is Amazing
As I took off on my whirlwind trip to Seoul and China, I got to experience one of the most sought-after experiences in the skies: Singapore Airlines first class on its Boeing 777-300ER. Last week I joked that US airlines were��.
Now open: new SINGAPORE AIRLINEs lounge at London Heathrow T2
Singapore Airlines new SilverKris lounge at London Heathrows T2 terminal is now open, adding to the preflight options for SQ and other Star Alliance passengers. Split into separate first class and business class zones, the lounge shares the same.
Air NZ stretches its wings
The airline is spending hundreds of millions of dollars opening up long-haul routes to new destinations this year - Houston and Buenos Aires - and has revived its Singapore route. Wallace said growth of around 14 per cent this year on top of 10 per.