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Singapore Airlines to Transfer Several SilkAir Routes to Low-Cost Carrier Scoot

Singapore Airlines announced Thursday that its budget arm, Scoot, will take over several SilkAir routes ahead of SilkAir’s planned merger with mainline Singapore Airlines. Scoot will also be expanding its fleet with this merger, taking over 14 of SilkAir’s Boeing 737-800s. The Singaporean flag carrier has been undertaking a three-year restructuring process to cut costs and boost revenue amid competition from Chinese and Middle Eastern rivals, as well as low-cost carriers. SilkAir, Singapore Airlines’ regional arm also headquartered in Singapore,…

Singapore Airlines Resumes Nonstop Flight to Los Angeles with New…

Singapore Airlines has relaunched its non-stop service between Los Angeles and Singapore Friday night with the new Airbus A350-900ULR (Ultra-Long Range) jet making the journey more convenient and faster than ever. 141 lucky passengers were onboard the inaugural flight (SQ37) to Changi Airport and Singapore Airlines held a festive celebration…

Singapore Airlines Announces Nonstop Service to Seattle

Singapore Airlines will begin flying nonstop to Seattle-Tacoma next September, making it the fifth city in the United States the flag carrier serves. The news coincides with the airline's launch of its' Singapore - Los Angeles nonstop route beginning tomorrow, November 2. Along with Los Angeles and Seattle, the airline…

Singapore Airlines Re-Launches World’s Longest Flight

Singapore Airlines has officially re-launched the world's longest flight from Singapore's Changi Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. The extreme ultra long-haul flights to and from the island nation are scheduled for 17 hours 50 minutes on the outbound and 18-hours and 30-minutes on the return to…

Singapore Details Restart of World’s Longest Flight

After initially announcing its intentions to restart non-stop flights to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) from Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN) in 2015, Singapore Airlines confirmed today that the world’s longest flight will once again commence on Oct. 12, 2018. The ultra-long-haul flights SQ21 and SQ22 will fly almost 19 hours…

Nonstop Singapore to New York Flights Slated to Resume by…

Singapore Airlines will once again reclaim the title for the world’s longest scheduled flight with the Singapore to New York route. With a new generation of aircraft offering enough fuel efficiency to make lengthy routes more profitable, the airline will resume its non-stop services to Los Angeles and New York.…

Hi Fly to Introduce First Second-Hand A380 by Mid-Year 2018

Portuguese charter operator Hi Fly will become the first company to wet-lease a second-hand Airbus A380, by taking one of the five Singapore Airlines A380s which have already been retired. The intention, according to Hi Fly, is to operate two aircraft, starting with one by mid-2018. The aircraft configuration will…

Boeing Delivers Newest Member of 787 Dreamliner Family in North…

About a year after the 787-10's first flight, Boeing is delivering the latest member of the 787 family to Singapore Airlines. The aircraft is a game-changer for not only Singapore's fleet but also a stride forward for Boeing South Carolina. [caption id="attachment_11852" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The first 787-10 completes its maiden…

Airbus Wins 2017 with Record Orders, But May Cease A380…

On Monday, Airbus announced that its commercial aircraft division had delivered a record 718 aircraft in 2017, achieving a total of 1109 net orders from 44 carriers. The number of deliveries was a four percent increase over the previous year and the 15th year in a row that the Toulouse-based…

Boeing and Singapore Airlines Finalize $13.8 Billion Deal

On Monday, Boeing finalized a previously announced deal with Singapore Airlines, valued at $13.8 billion. Boeing CEO Kevin McAllister and Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong, who announced the deal back in February, finalized the deal at a White House signing event on Monday. In attendance were Singapore’s Prime Minister,…