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Cathay Pacific’s Slump Makes Singapore Airlines Look Good – Budget & Mainland China Carriers Doing Damage


According to Bloomberg, competition from budget Asian carriers and mainland Chinese airlines are having a big impact on Cathay Pacific’s business. The stock is down -41% in the last twelve months, compared to a drop of only -4.8% for Singapore.  Unlike Cathay, Singapore of course has two low cost units in the family – Scoot…

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Singapore Says No More Elite Miles on Virgin Atlantic for Delta’s “Group 1” Partner


Not a huge surprise given Delta’s $360M purchase of Singapore Airlines’ 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic back in 2012, but Singapore announced earlier this month that you will no longer be able to earn KrisFlyer Elite miles on Virgin Atlantic operated flights, departing on/after 1 July 2016, between the Americas and Europe. However, you will continue to earn KrisFlyer…

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United Evaluating Nonstop US – Singapore Flights


As per Aviation Week, United is considering an ultra-long-haul flight from the US to Singapore.  No details yet as to which cities are in the running, but I’d bet San Francisco is on the shortlist. As per Will Horton, an analyst at CAPA, United is evaluating a potential A350-900ULR sub-fleet to cover the flights. Supposedly, UA also looked…

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Delta on Rumors of Buying Singapore 777 Jets – “It’s a Buyer’s Market – Waiting for Prices to Drop”


During yesterday’s earnings call, Delta CEO Richard Anderson addressed recent rumors which have Delta buying used 777s from Singapore.  Here’s what he had to say: Michael Sasso – Bloomberg News Good morning. Yes, I had there’s kind of the rumor mill has been hot lately about Delta looking at some 777s coming out of Singapore.…

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Breaking: Singapore to Restore Non-Stop Flights to NYC & LAX! Regain Longest Flight Title

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Singapore Airlines said today that delivery of their new A350-900ULRs in 2018 will allow them to restart nonstop flights to New York and Los Angeles! The New York flight will overtake Emirates on Dubai-Panama (scheduled to start in February) to become the longest non-stop flight in the world at 9,3000 miles. Bloomberg received the following…

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Singapore Really Wants to Restore Non-Stop Service to New York

Goh Choon Phong, Singapore Airlines CEO, has for the second time in the last week discussed his desire to restart non-stop service between Singapore and New York (no mention of Newark or JFK). The airline is currently talking with both Airbus and Boeing to find an appropriate and cost efficient aircraft for the route.  From Bloomberg:…

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Singapore Airlines Testing New Website

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We reported that United is in the process of launching a re-designed website last week, and it look like another Star Alliance partner, Singapore Airlines, is also testing their own new site. If you visit their website today, you will notice a tiny little tab in the top right corner inviting you to check out the new website design,…

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Singapore Introduces the “Future of Premium Economy” – Leather Seats, Amenity Kits, Book the Cook, & More


Singapore Airlines today introduced its Premium Economy Class which it says cost $80M and two years to develop. Service beings in August and includes a new leather seat with a width of 18.5/19.5 inches, 8 inches of recline, and a seat pitch of 38 inches. The service will also include a 13.3 inch HD IFE…

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