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Want to hear more from those airline CEOs at #IATAAGM?

The Airline Business team has had a busy few days covering the IATA 67th annual general meeting here in Singapore, where we put out three dailies. I had the opportunity to catch up with some airline CEOs on the sidelines of the meeting to find out what’s happening, and among them was Thai Airways International […]

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Changi’s 40 millionth passenger wins S$40,000 shopping spree

Changi Airport welcomed its 40 millionth passenger for the year today at Terminal 3 – a very lucky Jonathan Shih from Taiwan (second from left), who was on board Singapore Airlines SQ827 from Shanghai.I say very lucky, because Shih got S$40,000 ($30,440) to spend at the terminal’s transit mall. He could buy anything (although I […]

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Cathay unveils new business class cabin

Cathay yesterday unveiled its new business class seat, to be offered on the airline’s long-haul A330 and 777-300ER flights (those flying between Hong Kong and Sydney will be the first to try it out from March 2011). The new seat, which reclines into a lie-flat bed, is wider and longer than Cathay’s current business class […]

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#Zhuhai10: Comac’s C919 and ARJ21 set to take centrestage

With days to go before Airshow China in Zhuhai (it starts next Tuesday), word has gone around that Comac is gearing up to announce its first order for the C919 narrowbody jet at the event. This is likely to take place on Tuesday morning itself, right after the official opening of the show.Who the first […]

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Tiger vs AirAsia

It’s no secret by now. AirAsia and Tiger Airways aren’t the best of friends. And it’d be hard expecting them to, going by the intense competition for a bigger share in the Asia Pacific low-cost carrier market.But recently, the rivalry has gotten a lot more heated, and certainly, way more personal.Tiger Airways today issued a […]

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AirAsia X makes its case for Sydney – in the skies

AirAsia X knows a thing or two about making itself heard, especially when it comes to its bid to begin flights to Sydney. The airline has been trying to launch flights to the Australian city for a while now, but the Malaysian government has not given it rights to do so.The carrier’s CEO, Azran Osman […]

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Cebu Pacific cabin crew dance again

By now, you would have seen that video of Cebu Pacific cabin crew dancing to Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. The Philippine low-cost carrier had its cabin crew dancing again on a flight yesterday, but this time, the male flight attendants were the ones doing the boogeying. I’m not sure about you, but I think […]

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AirAsia takes a dig at Tiger

AirAsia took out a full-page advertisement in today’s Straits Times in Singapore, declaring “We’ve got the stripes – guaranteed to fly everyday” with “stripes” in big block letters coloured in with tiger stripes. If you’ve heard about Tiger Airways’ flight disruptions last weekend, you will see that the ad is a not-too-subtle jibe by AirAsia […]

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Cathay Pacific offers sneak peek of new cargo terminal

Earlier this week, Cathay Pacific gave a sneak preview of its new cargo terminal, which will start operations in early 2013. The terminal has been in the works for some time (it was first announced in 2008) but the carrier suspended construction last year after the financial downturn hit.Things are up and running again, after […]

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Thai Tiger ruffles some political feathers

Tiger Airways and Thai Airways International grabbed headlines three days ago with their announcement to form a new low-cost carrier in Bangkok, turning up the heat in the already competitive low-cost carrier market in the Asia Pacific.The deal, however, seems to have not gone down that well with those in power in Thailand. Transport minister […]

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