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  • Sep 21, 2014
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Singapore Airlines

Overcapacity puts the brakes on Asian cargo carriers growth

Top Asian airlines' profit margins are being eroded by a struggling air cargo business, even as they capitalise on increasing passenger demand, industry executives said over the weekend.

Tuesday, 11 February, 2014, 1:46am

If I scream and you scream, you might get chocolate ice cream

Readers may recall our recent piece on Singapore Airlines and strawberry ice cream. This was about a woman on a Singapore Airlines flight who when offered strawberry ice cream asked if she could have either chocolate or vanilla, since she wasn't keen on the strawberry option.

21 Feb 2013 - 6:07am 1 comment

Singapore Airlines and the strawberry ice cream

We've been sent an intriguing account of an exchange that occurred on a recent Singapore Airlines flight. Our informant was travelling economy class together with his wife on a packed flight to Singapore. After serving the main meal, a steward came around with a tray piled high with Haagen-Dazs ice cream.

15 Feb 2013 - 5:14am 1 comment

Business class up in the air

Cathay Pacific Airways and Singapore Airlines are spending US$207 million fitting flat-bed seats and larger television screens in business class. Finding passengers to fly them may be a challenge.

22 Jan 2013 - 4:25am

Singapore Airlines in talks to sell stake in Virgin Atlantic

Singapore Airlines says it is in talks to sell its 49 per cent stake in Virgin Atlantic after people familiar with the matter said Delta Air Lines was discussing buying shares.

4 Dec 2012 - 3:10am

Business Digest, November 3, 2012

HSBC pretax profit expected to rise 79pc

3 Nov 2012 - 3:22am

Virgin Australia cashes up to mount Qantas challenge

Virgin Australia sold a 10 per cent stake to Singapore Airlines and sought control of two local rivals, creating the biggest challenge to Qantas Airways' market leadership in more than a decade.

31 Oct 2012 - 3:11am

Virgin Australia pounces on Tiger

Virgin Australia on Tuesday said it has sold 10 per cent of its business to Singapore Airlines while agreeing to buy a 60 per cent stake in low-cost carrier Tiger Airways Australia.

In a slew of announcements, the country’s second-biggest airline after Qantas also said it was making a A$98.7 million (US$101.9 million) takeover offer for Australian regional carrier Skywest.

30 Oct 2012 - 10:24am

Cathay gets ready for some light entertainment

Screens on the back of airline seats are likely to be phased out over the next few years as an increasing number of carriers find that broadcasting movies or music through Wi-fi is more cost-effective.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Kranji fast catching up to Hong Kong benchmark

There isn't a lot that Singapore Turf Club can do about the weather, but the club seems to be making a proper job of its international meeting in other respects.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am