Singapore Singapore Airlanes USA 

New Route non stop to USA from Singapore Airlines

SINGAPORE – National carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced it will start flying non-stop to Seattle in 2019, confirming a Straits Times report last week. With the launch of services on Sept 3, 2019, Seattle will become SIA’s fourth non-stop US destination. The airline currently flies non-stop to San Francisco and Newark. A new non-stop service toLos Angeles will start on Nov 2. SIA said on Thursday (Nov 1) that the Singapore-Seattle flights will initially be operated three times per week before increasing to four times per week in October 2019.…

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Australia Singapore Singapore Airlanes Travel 

Parliament: CAAS reviewing regulations and procedures after SIA pilot failed random alcohol test in Australia

SINGAPORE – The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is reviewing regulations and procedures, after a Singapore Airlines (SIA) pilot was caught in Australia for failing an alcohol test before a flight. “Operating an aircraft while intoxicated is a serious matter. CAAS is reviewing the regulations and procedures to more strongly deter such behaviour,” said Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min. He was replying to Mr Ang Wei Neng (Jurong GRC) who had asked if there were cases in Singapore, in the last 10 years, of duty…

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Singapore Airlines to introduce credit card fee for some flights departing from Singapore

SINGAPORE – Booking a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight with a credit card is set to get more expensive for some travellers. The carrier will be introducing a credit card service fee of 1.3 per cent of the total amount, capped at $50, for its new lower cost Economy Lite fare type for tickets issued in Singapore, according to SIA’s website. Credit card fees also apply to routes departing from Australia, Belgium, Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The fee, which does not apply to debit cards, is new to…

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Beware of fake Singapore Airlines, DBS phishing websites: Police

SINGAPORE – If you receive e-mails from DBS Bank or Singapore Airlines asking you for your personal information and credit card details, be on your guard as they may well be a phishing attempt, the police said in an advisory on Wednesday (Dec 20). The police have received several reports where victims say they were cheated into giving up such information after responding to these e-mails. The victims found later that their credit cards had been used to make unauthorised transactions in foreign currencies. The phishing attempt goes like this: The…

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Asia Singapore Airlanes 

SIA and SilkAir to roll out new airfare pricing

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir are introducing a new airfare pricing structure in January 2018.PHOTO: ST FILE  SINGAPORE – Singapore Airlines and SilkAir will introduce a new airfare pricing structure next month, said the airlines in a joint release on Friday (Dec 15). There will be revisions to advance seat selection, frequent flyer programme mileage accrual rates, baggage allowance, and change and refund flexibility for some fare types. The new fare types will be introduced on Jan 20, 2018, for all tickets sold worldwide. Depending on the class of travel, customers…

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Asia China Scoot Singapore Singapore Airlanes 

‘Bad old days’ of budget airlines are gone: Scoot CEO

Scoot’s first A320 aircraft painted with the Scoot livery. (Photo: Scoot) SINGAPORE: The dark days of budget airlines leaving passenger stranded in times of disruption are long gone, according to the CEO of Scoot, Lee Lik Hsin. With Tigerair merged and then enveloped by Scoot in July, Mr Lee has taken the reigns of Singapore Airlines’ consolidated low-cost brand, which he hopes will result in stronger reach across Asia. At the top of the agenda is pushing forward with a quality product, at a time when competition among fast expanding budget…

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Check-in systems of some airlines at Changi Airport hit by technical glitch

File photo of Changi Airport Terminal 2. (Photo: AFP)  SINGAPORE: The check-in systems of some airlines at Changi Airport were hit on Thursday (Sep 28) by a technical glitch that also affected other airports around the world. Airlines affected included Singapore Airlines and Qantas, an airport spokesperson told Channel NewsAsia. There was an outage of about three hours before systems at Changi Airport were restored at around 8.30pm. The airport had said in an earlier post that the check-in process might take longer as manual boarding passes had to be issued.…

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Airlines ‘closely monitoring’ situation in Bali as Mount Agung threatens to erupt

A Singapore Airlines plane preparing to take off. (Photo: AFP/Miguel Medina) SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) is “closely monitoring” the situation in Bali after Indonesian authorities raised the alert status of Mount Agung to the highest level, meaning a volcanic eruption could be imminent. The airline said in a Facebook post on Saturday (Sep 23) that all SIA flights to and from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar are operating as scheduled for now. It added that customers travelling to Bali between Sep 23 and Oct 2 with tickets issued on…

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Airplane Food Melbourne Singapore Airlanes 

SIA reviewing serving of nuts on flights following toddler’s allergic reaction

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) is reviewing the serving of nuts on board its flights after a toddler suffering from anaphylaxis – an allergy towards peanuts – had a reaction on board a Melbourne-bound flight. According to Australian media, the young boy’s family had requested a nut-free meal for the flight. The meal was served to him, but his eyes began to swell and he started vomiting after passengers opened packets of peanuts which had been served to them as a snack. In response to queries from Channel NewsAsia, a spokesperson…

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Asia Economy Singapore Airlanes 

Singapore Airlines swings to S$138m net loss in Q4

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) on Thursday (May 18) reported a net loss of S$138 million in its fourth quarter from January to March, reversing from a S$225 million net profit in the same period last year. Fuel costs before hedging increased $331 million in the quarter, due to a 50.7 per cent surge in average fuel prices and a stronger US dollar against the Singapore dollar. The company also said that passenger flown revenue fell $17 million despite a 5.5 per cent traffic growth. “Intense competition continues to exert pressure on…

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