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A Scoot 787 Dreamliner out for delivery at Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Singapore’s Scoot Expecting a Rapid Recovery Once Travel Returns

For the last couple of months, the airline industry has experienced a major travel boom as vaccination rates increase and governments ease entry requirements. This has been particularly evident in the United States and Europe, where fully inoculated people can travel with little or no restrictions. Unfortunately, this is not true for many other parts of the world. Specifically, Southeast Asia has been experiencing a resurgence of covid cases, forcing some countries to reinstate lockdowns and airlines to cut service…

Singapore Airlines Pledging Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

Joining the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its ongoing commitments to reducing the aviation industry's carbon emissions, the Singapore Airlines Group – consisting of national carrier Singapore Airlines, budget airline Scoot and Singapore Airlines Cargo – announced on Monday in a press release that it has pledged to achieving…

Singapore Airlines Records Toughest Year in Company History

Singapore flag carrier Singapore Airlines reported on Wednesday that it had suffered a net loss of 4.3 billion Singapore dollars ($3.23 billion) for the financial year ending in March 2021 as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreck international aviation, which the airline relies on given Singapore's lack of a domestic…

Singapore Airlines Raises S$2 Billion from Sale-and-Leaseback Transactions

Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced in a press release on Monday that it has successfully completed sale-and-leaseback transactions for eleven aircraft, including seven Airbus A350-900s and four Boeing B787-10s, raising approximately S$2.0 billion (US$1.5 billion). Four different parties arranged the transactions, SIA said in a bourse filing on Monday. They are…

Hong Kong-Singapore Air Travel Bubble Set for May 26

The highly-anticipated air travel bubble to allow quarantine-free travel between Hong Kong and Singapore is set for take-off on May 26, six months delayed after its initially-planned launch. Initially set for November last year, the travel bubble was burst by both countries due to the then-sudden rise of Covid-19 cases…

Singapore Airlines Passenger Capacity Down – Sees Hope For Measured…

Singapore Airlines (SIA) reported a decline in overall passenger capacity by 90.2 percent year on year, while passenger capacity was lowered by 56 percent in March 2021 as compared to the same month last year. Compared to February 2021 however, the airline had expanded its network from forty-one to forty-seven…

Singapore Airlines Operates First Boeing 737-800 Flight

On Thursday, Singapore Airlines operated its first flight using the Boeing 737-800. The aircraft was used on a flight from Singapore to Phuket.  The flight is the first narrowbody flight for the Singaporean carrier in over 40 years.  At the time of writing, the flight, SQ736, was scheduled to depart…

Singapore Airlines Group Operates Flights with Fully-Vaccinated Crew

Singapore Airlines, its sister airline SilkAir and its low-cost subsidiary Scoot — all representing the passenger contingent of the Singapore Airlines Group — have become some of the first airlines in the world to operate flights with a fully-vaccinated onboard crew of pilots and flight attendants, the latest step in…

Air India Employees Make Attempt to Buy the Airline

The Indian government has repeatedly tried to privatize Air India. The first time around there really wasn’t interested by any major entity to buy-in. Then the Indian government went ahead with some financial gymnastics to create special purpose vehicles to take a huge chunk of the airline’s debt off the…

Singapore Airlines Launches Non-Stop Flight to New York

Singapore Airlines has announced its intentions to launch one of the longest non-stop flights in the world: it will return to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport starting on Nov. 9. Flights from Singapore begin Nov. 9 and return flights will start on Nov. 11 from New York. Each flight…