Singapore Airlines

Singapore’s Air Hub Status Under Threat

Ong Ye Kung, Singapore’s newly-appointed Minister for Transport, wrote on his Facebook page that “air connectivity is a vital organ of our small island state. It connects Singapore to the rest of the world.

20 August 2020

Singapore Airlines Suffers US$800M Q1 Loss

Singapore Airlines (SIA) reported a first-quarter net loss of more than US$800 million Wednesday, the latest carrier to take a massive hit as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.Passenger traffic was reduced to almost zero in the three months to June, SIA said, leading to the Asian carrier's biggest-ever quarterly net loss of SGD1.12 billion (US$816.58 million).The numbers extended the flag-carrier's financial bloodletting after losing SGD732 million in the 2019 fourth quarter ende

30 July 2020

Blockchain to innovate Southeast Asia’s airline industry

Blockchain refers to a shared, public ledger of records or transactions that is open to inspection by every participant while not being subject to any form of central control. It is these very capabilities that align particularly well with the characteristics of the airline industry, according to the 2017 report, ‘Beyond the Buzz: The Potential of Blockchain Technology’ by Accenture.

13 March 2018

Singapore Airlines to revamp A380 cabins, redefining luxury

Singapore Airlines, the first carrier to put a double bed in its cabins, is spending 850 million dollars to refit all its Airbus SE A380 jets to take airborne luxury up another notch.The airline on Thursday unveiled its first major overhaul across cabin classes of its Airbus SE A380s since 2007, when it became the first carrier to fly the double-decker aircraft.

2 November 2017

Indonesia's Garuda targets profit in 2018

Garuda Indonesia is targeting a return to profit next year after a loss in 2017 as the flag carrier works to reduce expenses and operations improve.The airline is predicting a profit of 75 million dollars in the second half ending December but won’t be able to post a profit for the 12-month period following a larger loss in the first six months of the year, Chief Executive Officer Pahala Mansury said.

23 October 2017