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

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 shape. Ultimately, this is about preserving our air hub for it to emerge stronger from this crisis," Keat added. In the early hours of Thursday, SIA stock trading was halted…

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…

Emirates Introduces Fifth Freedom Flight From Singapore

Emirates announced a new fifth freedom flight which will connect Singapore and Penang, Malaysia. The new daily service is set to connect the two Southeast Asian cities on April 9, 2020. Penang will mark Emirates’ second destination in Malaysia. The airline has been serving Kuala Lumpur since 1996 and currently…

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…

Vistara Announces Flights to Singapore and New Codeshare Agreements

After finally receiving approval to begin international flights from the Indian government, Vistara has officially announced its first international destination. The airline will be launching two new routes to Singapore from both Delhi and Mumbai airports in India. This comes after months of speculation and final approval in March where…

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…

Shop or Fly: Airports Find New Ways to Sell In-Terminal…

When it comes to airports luring in new passengers, the challenge always seems to be having the lowest airfare and best routing and airline options while winning over travelers with new designs and amenities like WiFi and new lounges. However, a trend has formed that has seen airports target a…

Singapore Changi Passenger Numbers Take off in October

According to Singapore Changi Airport, the vibrant Asian hub has handled 5.38 million passengers in October, a 4.3 percent increase compared to last year. Airfreight also grew 2.1 percent to reach 190,000 tonnes and the aircraft movement were 3.2 percent higher than the same period last year. In October, all…