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One month truce between SIA and pilots

Singapore Airlines has reached a temporary agreement with its pilots on no-pay leave while continuing with negotiations with the Airline Pilots Association-Singapore (Alpa-S).SIA wants its pilots to take up to three days no-pay leave a month as it cuts capacity and parks aircraft, while the union says that its members should not take more than […]

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SIA has moved on from China Eastern love affair

China Eastern Airlines is reportedly fluttering its eyes at Singapore Airlines once again, which is a bit rich after the abrupt way in which SIA’s advances were spurned the last time around.In any case, SIA does not appear to be keen now and that is hardly surprising. It has problems of its own in the […]

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Groundhog Day for SIA and pilots’ union

It must feel like Groundhog Day for Singapore Airlines and the Air Line Pilots Association – Singapore (Alpa-S), which are once again in disagreement.This is turning out to be a regular occurrence at SIA, which said earlier that it is parking several aircraft and cutting capacity drastically in response to the ongoing economic crisis. The […]

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Asian carriers cutting jobs

The global economic downturn is starting to translate into capacity and airline job cuts in Asia.This week Singapore Airlines announced that it would be decommissioning 17 of its aircraft and cutting capacity by 11%.Seventeen aircraft is a significant proportion of the airline’s total fleet, which currently stands at a little over 100 aircraft.SIA has yet […]

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It could have been me

Singapore Airlines celebrated the carriage of its one millionth Airbus A380 passenger yesterday and I’m not bitter that it wasn’t me. Really, I’m very pleased for Mr Royston Pollard, who along with his wife Eileen won an upgrade to business class, a three-night stay at Singapore’s famous Raffles Hotel and plenty of other nice gifts. […]

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When an airline route cut hits home

We journalists often have to relay bad news and of late the bad news on the economic front has been piling up. Generally though, we don’t feel the effects of, say, an airline route cut – or spend even a moment to consider its real-life impact on those affected.That changed for me this weekend as […]

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