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  1. Singapore's new budget airline set to take off

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Scoot, a brand new budget carrier wholly owned by Singapore Airlines, is set to take off in the middle of next year, jumping on the budget carrier boom in the region. Campbell Wilson, who headed Singapore Airlines in Hong Kong before joining Scoot as chief executive, said the name of the new airline tried to convey spontaneity, movement and a touch ...

  2. Memory 'will be ready this time'

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken in Singapore alan.aitken@scmp.com Twelve months ago Tony Cruz came to the Lion City expecting to win the Singapore Airlines International Cup with California Memory and things ... lead-in in 2011, California Memory was the form horse for Singapore's big event and it all went awry- forced into the unfamiliar role of leader from a wide draw, he failed to finish off his ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Adam Nebbs

    ... property with just 32 suites, plus 237 private apartments for longer-term visitors to the Philippines capital. Raffles' signature features will include a version of Singapore's vastly ... will be Singapore Airlines' ultralong-haul flights from Singapore to New York and Los Angeles, which are due to be wrapped up later next year. The Airbus A340-500 used on the route (below), ...

  4. Cathay gets ready for some light entertainment

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the tablet on demand. Earlier this month, budget long-haul airline Scoot, owned by Singapore Airlines, said it would take two tonnes of entertainment equipment out of its fleet and instead offer ...

  5. Zaidan's ready to challenge from the front, says Moore

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken in Singapore alan.aitken@scmp.com Trainer John Moore has no fears if Zaidan, Hong Kong's dark horse for tomorrow's Singapore Airlines International Cup, is forced ... while Hong Kong's other candidates, California Memory and Thumbs Up, also cantered, with connections reporting them very fit. $18.5m The prize money, in HK dollars, for the Singapore ...

  6. Airlines confident of rise in demand over next year

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So Charlotte.so@scmp.com Top managers at global airlines are confident of an uptick in demand for cargo and passenger business over the next 12 months, a quarterly industry survey has found. Airline industry confidence improved slightly this mon ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Adam Nebbs

    ... Adam Nebbs Adam Nebbs     Budget measures The Budget Terminal at Singapore's Changi Airport, which opened in 2006 for the benefit of a rash of new low-cost airlines, will close this Tuesday to make space for Terminal 4. Consequently, Berjaya Air, Cebu Pacific, Firefly, Mandala Airlines, Southeast Asian Airlines and Tiger Airways will all be moving to Terminal 2, which is also ...

  8. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - AVIATION

    Cathay Pacific adds six new Chinese dishes to in-flight menu

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by LILLY ZHANG

    ... the quality of meals, airlines have stepped up efforts to improve their offerings, with British Airways, Air France and Singapore Airlines, to name a few, turning to celebrity chefs for advice. While ...

  9. Wealthy mainlanders don't travel afar

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore are among the most popular destinations for wealthy mainland tourists, who remain less interested in Europe and North ... with 16 per cent hoping to travel to Singapore and Australia. But fewer mainlanders were dreaming of Europe. Eight per cent of respondents wanted to go to Italy for their next holiday, while just ...

  10. Business

    Asia's top airlines should keep from charging for ancillary services

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... How long can Asia's leading airlines, including Cathay Pacific Airways and Singapore Airlines, resist the lucrative lure of "unbundling" their services and charging separately ... flex fare is almost twice as expensive as Cathay's new vaunted premium economy class fare. Do they think passengers are stupid? If Cathay or Singapore Airlines start charging for baggage, ...




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