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  1. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Firm fuel prices force Asian airlines into hedging

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 01:21am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Move indicates carriers expect little movementin costs, putting pressure on profits Firm fuel prices force Asian airlines into hedging Top Asian airlines are hedging a substantial portion of their jet fuel usage this year, signalling they expect prices of the fuel to be firm and indicating sustained pressure on their profit margins. Jet fuel makes up at least 30 per ...

  2. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Budget airline Scoot to start Hong Kong-Singapore flights

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com The Singaporean carrier seeks to profit from the rising popularity of regional budget airlines Scoot flies into HK-Singapore low-cost space Scoot, a Singaporean long-haul low-cost carrier, will join the competitive Hong Kong-Singapore route from November, banking on the growing popularity of budget airlines in Asia. The airline will compete ...

  3. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    VietJetAir to firm up US$9b order for Airbus jets, sources say

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:03pm by Reuters in Singapore

    ... Reuters in Singapore Budget airline in Vietnam indicates strong growth plans in reports it is planning to order 62 Airbus A320 medium-haul jets, with options for 30 more Low-cost Vietnam airline, VietJetAir, is set to firm up part of a US$9 billion order for up to 92 Airbus aircraft and will announce this at the Singapore Airshow in February, sources familiar with the situation ...

  4. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Land search for Malaysia Airlines plane begins as firm reveals aircraft had no 'issues with health'

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:05am by STAFF AND WIRES

    ... (DCA) and the Ministry of Transport". It said search and rescue teams from Australia, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, New Zealand and the United States ... it had from its systems which monitor in-flight engine performance. At least 34 aircraft and 40 ships have been deployed to the area by Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, China ...

  5. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: The unanswered questions

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 09:33pm

    ... visited the toilet. It would then be simple to disengage autopilot and take control of the aircraft. Silk Air Flight 185 from Jakarta to Singapore, flow by Captain Tsu Wai Ming entered a “rapid ...

  6. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Terror probe launched into missing Malaysia Airlines jet as passenger list is scrutinised

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 11:56pm by Associated Press, Reuters

    ... members as soon as possible.   The Philippines has deployed three air force planes and three navy patrol ships to the area, Singapore sent a C130 Hercules aircraft and Vietnam and Malaysia also ...

  7. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Five young children among missing Malaysia Airlines passengers as air search called off

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 09:05am by DANNY LEE, Andrea Chen, AGENCIES

    ... Singapore dispatched an air force C130 transporter on a  ”search and locate mission”. It was not clear if other nations were cooperating.  Throughout the day confusing messages emerged, ...

  8. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Hong Kong faces threat over hub status on kangaroo route

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:24am by Charlotte So

    ... for Qantas. But now, we would rather see Hong Kong as a transit point for the mainland or North Asia destinations." The route was never short of competition. Singapore used to be the most ... carriers now have more than 45 per cent market share on the route. Hong Kong seems especially vulnerable to Middle East carriers than Singapore since the latter is a hub for Star Alliance members, ...

  9. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Virgin's Branson issues warning over state support for rival Qantas

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:47am by AFP

    ... claims a 49 per cent foreign ownership cap under the terms of its privatisation in 1995 leaves it at an unfair disadvantage to Virgin, which is majority-owned by state-backed Singapore Airlines, ...

  10. Business - Economy - AVIATION

    Dubai nudging Hong Kong out as transit hub between Asia-Pacific and Europe

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 11:15am by Charlotte So

    ... of runway capacity at [the Hong Kong airport] or Singapore's Changi can compensate for what the Gulf carriers can offer in Europe by pooling traffic into a central hub and offering dozens ...




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