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Up close with a Singapore Airlines A350 at Seattle-Tacoma. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Singapore Airlines, Scoot To Launch, Resume More Flights As VTLs Grow

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has left travel severely restricted in many countries, especially Singapore, where domestic air travel is not an option for airlines looking to maintain some semblance of a schedule. This has certainly left many people worldwide with pent-up excitement to book a ticket and fly towards anywhere that has its borders opened. However, even the process of traveling itself has changed to become slightly more complicated, with various different requirements ranging from pre-departure tests, vaccination certificates and…

Changi Airport Welcomes StarLux Airlines, Looks To 2022 After Dismal…

Singapore's Changi Airport this week welcomed the inaugural flight of StarLux Airlines operating from Taipei's Taoyuan International Airport. StarLux is not the only new airline to land Changi in September, with Japan Airlines' low-cost subsidiary Zipair launching service to the nation early in the month. Changi told The Straits Times…

Qantas Plans International Lounge Reopening, Shutters Hong Kong Lounge

Planning for easements in global travel restrictions, Qantas has announced plans to reopen its international flagship lounges in Singapore, London and Los Angeles in anticipation of Qantas international flights resuming in December. The Oneworld alliance carrier seeks to resume many overseas flights from its Sydney and Melbourne hubs — including…

Hong Kong and Singapore Travel Bubble Bursts

In the wake of new strategy for dealing Covid-19 in Singapore, the travel bubble agreement between Hong Kong and Singapore has burst, both governments have announced. Singapore's government has granted Hong Kong residents the ability enter the country without quarantining as a result of the low infection rate in Hong…

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…

Gulf Air Opens New Route to Singapore

As the summer arrives, many airlines are beginning to operate new routes to improve this year's operation. One of them is Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Earlier this week, the Middle Eastern airline operated its first flight between its base in Bahrein International Airport and…

Cathay Pacific Introduced Covid-19 Insurance

Cathay Pacific Airways needs to lure the essential travel and boost passengers’ confidence after being hit by the coronavirus. The airline has introduced a free Covid-19 insurance to its passengers for the trips are commenced between Dec. 7 and Feb. 28 inclusive. Per a Cathay Pacific press release, the coverage…