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Singapore Airlines was the launch customer of the A380 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joshua Drabble)

Singapore Airlines, Qantas to Send A380s to Desert for Storage

Singapore Airlines has sent six of its 19 Airbus A380 aircraft to the Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage (ASPA) located at Alice Springs, Australia for long-term storage. The airline aims at preserving its super-jumbos from Singapore’s high humidity environment, which poses corrosion risk for the aircraft. The climate of Alice Springs provides an ideal location for long-term aircraft storage. The airline’s two-year-old double-deckers registered 9V-SKZ, 9V-SKY and 9V-SKW in addition to eight-year-old 9V-SKT were sent to ASPA on April 26. Two…

Opinion: Cuts in Onboard Service Impact Brand Image

As the airline industry tries to return from a brutal few months, there are a lot of changes that are happening to how people travel. Airports will now require social distancing, temperatures will be checked often and passengers' surroundings will be cleaned much more frequently. Until a vaccine or highly…

Singapore Airlines Posts Heavy Losses Over Ineffective Fuel Hedging

Last week Singapore Airlines posted the first full-year loss of its almost 50-year history amid a collapse in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic and some heavy losses on its fuel hedging policy. The airline recorded a net loss of 212 million Singapore dollars ($149.1 million) for the fiscal year…

Australia Contracts 15 Carriers to Keep Goods Moving

In hopes of keeping some industries afloat, the Australian government has created the International Freight Assistance Mechanism in hopes of keeping some trade routes open for those seeking high demand, limited lifespan items. The project has been agreed upon by Hon Michael McCormack MP, Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional…

Singapore Airlines Set to Receive State Aid

Singapore's Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced on Thursday that the carrier is considering a corporate action with the support of Temasek Holdings, its state-owned majority stakeholder. Heng also stated that the action "will be announced in due course." "We will make sure SIA comes out of this in good…

Singapore Airlines Cuts 96 Percent of Capacity

Just days after Emirates halted its scheduled flights, Singapore Airlines has made a similar decision amid the coronavirus outbreak. In response to the significant drop in travel demand, SIA Group has announced that Singapore Airlines and Silk Air will slash 96 percent of their capacity. Earlier, Choon-Phong Goh, CEO of…

Opinion: I Flew on the World’s Longest Flight and Don’t…

At over 8,000 nautical miles, The Singapore-Newark route is currently the world's longest with regularly scheduled service. It’s a very prestigious route flown by Singapore Airlines using its Airbus A350-900ULR aircraft designed specifically with the route in mind. First opened with the Airbus A340-500 earlier in the century, the route…

Seattle’s Longest Flight Takes Off on Singapore Airlines

The first-ever nonstop flight out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Singapore Changi Airport left on Tuesday with a flight time of 15 hours and 50 minutes, making it Sea-Tac's longest flight. This service marks the 12th new international flight added to Seattle’s lineup since 2017. This record flight is served…

Singapore Airlines to Improve Changi Airport Lounges

Singapore Airlines has announced that it will invest more than $37 million to revamp its SilverKris and KrisFlyer Gold Lounges at Changi Airport in Terminal 3. The hospitality designers Hirsch Bedner Associates has been hired to make “each lounge that is modern yet homely, while inspiring a sense of timeless…

Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines Cooperation Highlights Industry Move Towards…

Building on their current codeshare agreement that includes flights between Singapore and Malaysia, Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that would see stronger cooperation between both carriers, including extending cooperation to each other’s subsidiaries and introduce shared benefits for each other’s frequent flyers. The…