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Grounded! SIA’s new website kills Taipei trip

How hard can it be to book a round trip ticket to Taipei on Singapore Airlines? With its old website, easy. Since the launch of its new website in May, impossible. Logging on with my UserID and PIN was easy enough. On the site itself loading up the flights on my desired dates was no […]

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Royal Brunei poised to announce deal for 777s

Royal Brunei has publicly confirmed that it plans to add Boeing 777s in late June and that it is speaking to Singapore Airlines (SIA), which is looking to phase out some of its 777-200ERs. I confirmed this with Royal Brunei’s top spokeswoman but she was reluctant to elaborate because the deal has yet to be […]

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Singapore 2010: Low cost carriers in focus

Recently, we spoke to Singapore Airlines CEO Chew Choon Seng, whose carrier took delivery of the Airbus A380 around the time of the 2008 Singapore Airshow.Two years ago, the headlines came from full service carriers like SIA, who ordered aircraft like the A380 and Airbus’ A330 and A350, as well as Boeing’s 777 and 787, […]

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SIA A380 deferral no big surprise

SIA has decided to defer the delivery of eight Airbus A380s by six to 12 months, a move that will help it to better match capacity with demand. Perhaps, the only surprise is that it took so long for the carrier to decide on this.Several other airlines have deferred aircraft, and SIA was running out […]

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SIA first to fly A380 to Hong Kong

Being first has its advantages. Singapore Airlines, which was the launch customer for the Airbus A380, will now operate the aircraft on its Singapore-Hong Kong flights.This makes it the first airline to fly the European superjumbo to Hong Kong. Earlier this month, SIA began using the A380s on its Singapore-Paris flights. It also operates the […]

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The gloves are on in fight against swine flu

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) cabin crew that have worked in the same section of an aircraft later found to have carried people infected with swine flu are now required – by the airline – to be taken off the roster for seven days, SIA’s spokesman tells me today. The airline has also implemented a […]

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