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Singapore Airlines reports nearly $150-million virus loss

May 14, 2020 - 8:20 PM

With the coronavirus pandemic paralyzing the aviation industry, Singapore Airlines suffers a net loss for the financial year that ended on March 31

DREAMLINER. File photo of Singapore Airlines (SIA) world's first Boeing 787-10 aircraft taxis to the terminal after its arrival from Boeing's production facility in North Charleston, South Carolina at Singapore Changi Airport on March 28, 2018.  Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Airlines halt Hormuz flights amid U.S.-Iran crisis

Jun 21, 2019 - 9:24 PM

The suspensions come after the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States issued a Notice to Airmen 'prohibiting US-registered aircraft from operating over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman'

STRAIT OF HORMUZ. A woman walks along the beach on Hormuz Island in the Gulf Strait of Hormuz, off the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas, on April 29, 2019. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Nutty issue: Singapore Airlines stops serving peanuts

Apr 30, 2018 - 9:04 PM

The Singapore flag carrier joins other airlines which have stopped handing out peanuts as snacks to customers

DREAMLINER. File photo of Singapore Airlines (SIA) world's first Boeing 787-10 aircraft taxis to the terminal after its arrival from Boeing's production facility in North Charleston, South Carolina at Singapore Changi Airport on March 28, 2018.  Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

A first timer's experience traveling business class

Jan 18, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Flying business class with Singapore Airlines is definitely a must for those who prefer a posh retreat

Singapore Airlines kolaborasi dengan Grab, bagaimana di Indonesia?

Oct 10, 2017 - 1:07 PM

Banyak ide-ide segar lahir dari startup. Bagaimana kita menyikapinya?

Singapore Airlines menjalin kerjasama dengan Grab. Foto dari

Fire triggers evacuation at Singapore's Changi airport

May 16, 2017 - 9:34 PM

3rd UPDATE The airport management tells passengers departing from Terminal 2 to expect significant flight delays

FIRE. Firemen inspect Changi International Airport terminal 2 in Singapore on May 16, 2017. Hundreds of passengers were evacuated from Singapore's Changi Airport on May 16 after a small fire erupted in a terminal that was quickly extinguished, authorities and witnesses said, delaying flights at the global hub. Photo by Toh Ting Wei/AFP

Parade musisi dunia di panggung Formula 1 Singapura

Sep 16, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Tak hanya balapan mobil ajang Formula 1 Singapura juga menyuguhkan konser musik dari musisi mancanegara

Grup band Imagine Dragons akan menjadi salah satu pengisi acara di panggung musik F1 Singapore Grand Prix tahun ini. Foto dari website resmi F1 Singapore.

Singapore Airlines plane catches fire after emergency landing

Jun 27, 2016 - 8:58 AM

UPDATED Flight SQ368 was on its way to Milan from Singapore when it turned back to Changi Airport The plane s right wing catches fire moments after an emergency landing

ABLAZE. The right wing of a Singapore Airlines plane in flames after an emergency landing at Singapore Changi Airport, June 27, 2016. Frame grab from video by passenger Lee Bee Yee, via the Straits Times

Singapore Airlines full-year net profit more than doubles

May 13, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The airline says however that the competitive environment remains challenging

epa03211818 A Singapore Airlines Airbus A-380 plane departs Changi Airport in Singapore, 09 May 2012. Singapore Airlines reported an unexpected fourth quarter net loss of 23.4 million euro (30.3 million US dollar), resulting in a 69 percent fall in full-year profit from 2010, due to higher fuel costs and weaker demand. EPA/STEPHEN MORRISON

Singapore Airlines adds flights, launches new destination

Jan 06, 2016 - 3:07 PM

SIA increases flight frequencies to Bangkok Colombo Milan Rome Sydney Ahmedabad Mumbai and adds Düsseldorf to its network

ADDITIONAL FLIGHTS. An Airbus A330-300 aircraft will be operated from Singapore to Bangkok, adding nearly 2,000 seats per week on the route. Photo from Singapore Airlines website

Cebu Pacific bans hoverboards due to safety concerns

Dec 21, 2015 - 2:33 PM

All battery operated personal transportation devices will not be accepted for check in or hand carry starting December 21

BANNED. Cebu Pacific also advises passengers that hoverboards will not be stored for safekeeping in the airport and ticket offices.

Singapore Airlines flight from US gets bomb threat

Nov 22, 2015 - 10:08 PM

Checks are conducted but nothing suspicious is found on the plane or its passengers

AIR TRAVEL. Technicians work on Singapore Airlines aircraft at Changi Airport Singapore in this file photo taken on 18 September 2013. File photo by EPA/Rungroj Yongrit

Singapore Airlines announces Tigerair takeover bid

Nov 06, 2015 - 12:17 PM

The airline is offering Tiger shareholders a price of SG 0 41 per share in cash and an option to subscribe for Singapore Airlines shares at SG 11 1043

TAKEOVER. "SIA's objective for the offer is to derive enhanced commercial and operational synergies through a full integration of Tiger Airways into the SIA Group," the airline says in a statement. SIA photo from; Tigerair photo from wikimedia

Singapore Airlines second quarter net profit more than doubles

Nov 05, 2015 - 9:11 PM

Net profit for the three months to September soars 135 percent boosted in part by higher dividends from long term investments

AIR TRAVEL. Technicians work on Singapore Airlines aircraft at Changi Airport Singapore in this file photo taken on 18 September 2013. File photo by Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Singapore Airlines says Q1 net profit more than doubles

Jul 30, 2015 - 2:09 AM

World oil prices have declined sharply due to a global crude oversupply Fuel costs which account for more than a 1 3 of expenses fell 8 8

Pengancam bom Singapore Airlines jadi target polisi Singapura

Jul 09, 2015 - 12:35 PM

Polisi menduga Ilham Akbar hanya iseng saat mengancam Singapore Airlines melalui akun pseudonim Twitter

NAIA 3 steps up with Singapore Airlines' SilverKris lounge

Jul 02, 2015 - 1:07 PM

The new lounge is only the 4th of its kind in the world and the first in Southeast Asia beating even Singapore to the punch

Singapore Airlines Airbus loses power in-flight to both engines

May 27, 2015 - 2:11 PM

UPDATED Both engines experienced a temporary loss of power and the pilots followed operational procedures to restore normal operation of the engines

A Singapore Airlines airplane is seen from the viewing gallery at the Changi International airport in Singapore on May 9, 2012. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Singapore Airlines Q4 net profit surges 47%

May 14, 2015 - 9:51 PM

Asia’s third largest carrier by market says full year profits were dragged down by ‘weaker share of results from joint venture and associated companies’

Singapore Airlines to open lounge at NAIA 3 in March

Feb 10, 2015 - 2:45 PM

Our investments this year clearly demonstrate the confidence we have in the Philippines as a tourist and business destination says Philip Goh SIA regional vice president for Southeast Asia

India's newest airline gets permit to fly

Dec 16, 2014 - 9:02 PM

Vistara says it will soon make an announcement on the start of sales routes and schedules

VISTARA AIRLINES. Screen shot from Vistara Airlines website

Singapore Airlines half-year profit down 55.5%

Nov 07, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Considered a bellwether for the industry the airline’s net profit as of September 30 is pulled down by heavy losses in Tiger Airways and warns of a challenging outlook ahead

22 passengers, crew injured as SIA plane hits turbulence

Oct 19, 2014 - 8:43 PM

The plane hit sudden turbulence during descent the carrier says in a statement

AIR TRAVEL. Technicians work on Singapore Airlines aircraft at Changi Airport Singapore in this file photo taken on 18 September 2013. File photo by EPA/Rungroj Yongrit

Virgin takes full control of Tigerair Australia for AU$1

Oct 17, 2014 - 3:58 PM

Tiger has been struggling to make money in the booming Southeast Asian budget carrier market dominated by Malaysia s AirAsia and Singapore’s Jetstar Asia

DOTC eyes interconnecting NAIA terminals 1 and 2

Aug 01, 2014 - 5:08 PM

The agency has to first address various issues in its plan to expand and improve the congested airport

EXPANSION. The government is aiming at interconnecting terminals 1 and 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), apart from building a NAIA terminal 5. File photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

NAIA 3 fully operational by July 31, says DOTC

Jul 24, 2014 - 5:30 PM

Five foreign airlines are set to transfer with the rehabilitation and retrofitting of the terminal now 85 complete

NEARLY COMPLETED. About 85% of the ongoing retrofitting and rehabilitation of the NAIA Terminal 3 is done and that full operations will be back on Thursday, July 31. File photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

Why were commercial planes still flying over Ukraine?

Jul 18, 2014 - 1:29 PM

UPDATED The downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet over rebel held eastern Ukraine has raised questions over why the company persisted in flying in conflict zone airspace that many other Asian carriers had abandoned months ago

AIRCRAFT. Malaysia Airlines aircraft are parked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at sunrise on 18 July 2014. Shamshahrin Shamsudin/EPA

#GlendaPH damages 2 planes at NAIA

Jul 16, 2014 - 2:55 PM

Airport authorities say operations resumed at 11 am Wednesday after runways were inspected and cleared of debris

Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand form alliance

Jan 16, 2014 - 2:52 PM

The alliance will enable SIA to operate its Airbus A380 superjumbos to New Zealand for the first time progressively replacing daily services using the smaller Boeing 777 300ER

SIA-ANZ ALLIANCE. An Air New Zealand Airbus A330 aircraft (F) passing a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 at Tullamarine International Airport in Melbourne, Australia, 12 January 2014. Barbara Walton/EPA

Singapore Airlines jet makes emergency landing in Azerbaijan

Jan 06, 2014 - 10:29 PM

A Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 superjumbo made an emergency landing in Azerbaijan on Monday due to a loss of cabin pressure leaving hundreds of passengers stranded at the airport in the capital Baku

Singapore Airlines, India's Tata to establish new carrier

Sep 19, 2013 - 7:38 PM

Singapore Airlines and India s Tata conglomerate will put up a new full service carrier to be based in New Delhi

NEW PARTNERS. Singapore Airlines and Tata Sons seal a deal. File photo by AFP

Singapore Airlines upgrades cabins amid stiff rivalry

Jul 09, 2013 - 3:41 PM

Singapore Airlines unveils new seats and other in flight amenities in all classes as part of a sweeping upgrade of its cabins in an attempt to stay competitive

NEW FEATURES. A Singapore Airlines unveils new seats and other in-flight amenities as part of a sweeping upgrade of its cabins amid intensifying competition in the industry. Photo by AFP

EU approves Delta-Virgin Atlantic airline deal

Jun 20, 2013 - 10:14 PM

The European Commission concludes the deal does not raise competition concerns

DELTA IN CHARGE. Virgin Atlantic Airways will retain its brand and operating certificate. Photo from Virgin Atlantic's official Facebook page

Rolls-Royce wins $4-B Singapore Airlines deal

Jun 07, 2013 - 11:44 PM

British aircraft engine maker Rolls Royce bags 4 billion engines deal with Singapore Airlines

DEAL. British aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce bags $4 billion engines deal with Singapore Airlines. Photo by AFP

Singapore Airlines places $17-B Airbus, Boeing orders

May 30, 2013 - 8:25 PM

Singapore Airlines will buy 30 Airbus and 30 Boeing aircraft in an order worth more than US 17 billion

MORE PLANES. Singapore's legacy carrier places new aircraft orders. Photo by AFP

Seair to fly to Singapore, HK from Kalibo, Cebu

May 27, 2013 - 12:18 AM

Seair looks to fly to Hong Kong and Singapore from Kalibo and Cebu

Delta buys 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic

Dec 11, 2012 - 10:11 PM

Delta will invest 360 million and British mogul Richard Branson s Virgin Atlantic will keep the 51 percent controlling stake

DELTA IN CHARGE. Virgin Atlantic Airways will retain its brand and operating certificate. Photo from Virgin Atlantic's official Facebook page

Singapore Airlines in talks to sell Virgin stake

Dec 03, 2012 - 3:51 PM

Media reports list US carrier Delta as a possible buyer

Singapore Airlines buys 10% stake in Virgin Australia

Oct 30, 2012 - 11:29 AM

The Singapore carrier buys the stake for Aus 105 million US 108 million

Singapore Airlines revamps cabins

Aug 16, 2012 - 5:59 PM

Will the airline s rivals catch up?


Tiger Air completes purchase of 40% stake in SEAir

Aug 14, 2012 - 9:06 AM

Singapore Airlines budget arm Tiger Airways Holdings Ltd announced the completion of its acquisition of the maximum allowed foreign stake in local carrier South East Asian Airlines Inc SEAir the 5th largest player in an industry of 6

Singapore Airlines first quarter net profit up 73%

Jul 25, 2012 - 8:47 PM

Singapore Airlines first quarter net profit soared 73 from last year it said July 25 partly driven by higher passenger traffic

Premium Asian airlines hit by fuel prices, budget carriers

May 13, 2012 - 1:49 PM

Premium airlines in Asia are rethinking their strategies and slashing costs as high fuel prices global economic uncertainty and pressure from Middle East and budget carriers squeeze profits