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Old January 5th, 2011, 07:18 PM   #201
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SIA still a force to reckon with
By VEN SREENIVASAN

GOH Choon Phong, who headed SIA Cargo during one of its most tumultuous periods between 2006 and 2010, takes over the helm of Singapore Airlines as the industry looks set to enjoy its second consecutive year of recovery after the 2008 recession.

More critically, he takes over at a time when Asia is now the world's biggest, fastest growing and most profitable aviation market. And within Asia, Singapore - SIA's home base - has become the world's seventh busiest airhub.

Despite this, 2011 and the decade ahead could prove to be a particularly challenging period for SIA, and its new CEO.

The airline business is cyclical in nature and air travel demand fluctuates with economic cycles. Fuel prices are unpredictable, and the industry is vulnerable to terrorism and global pandemics.

But, more importantly for SIA, the industry has changed significantly over the past three decades, with new business models, management systems and training regimes emerging.

One of the biggest challenges for SIA this decade will come from low-cost carriers (LCCs). They now account for over a fifth of the traffic at Changi, making it the de facto regional LCC hub. On its part, SIA has a foot in the LCC game with its 33 per cent stake in Tiger Airways.

Still, its regional services (operated largely through SilkAir) will increasingly feel the heat from the low-cost competition in the years ahead. About a third of short-haul and medium-haul travel in South-east Asia is now via budget carriers.

Recently, regional low-cost carriers have also moved into long-haul routes.

It is too early to say how Jetstar's decision to hub its ex-Australian long-haul operations in Singapore will impact SIA. The Qantas subsidiary's Singapore-Melbourne services are a prelude to an array of offerings which will include New Zealand, East Asia and Europe. And just 350 kilometres north, AirAsia X has been doing a roaring business with its long-haul services from Kuala Lumpur to Japan, the UK and Australia. With ticket prices at a third cheaper than premium carriers, including SIA, these players are attractive propositions for the region's budget-conscious travellers.

SIA also faces significant challenges on its intercontinental services. Imitation is the best form of flattery, but the copycats have lately upped the ante, especially in the premium travel segment.

Cash-rich Middle Eastern carriers are fitting their planes with state-of-the-art luxuries and cabin suites, and players closer to home such as Cathay Pacific and Korean Air are spending millions of dollars to upgrade their business class cabins to lure the Asian corporate dollar. As the decade rolls along, ambitious players from India and China will join this battle.

And the premium market accounts for about 40 per cent of SIA's seat revenue.

The coming decade could also see a wave of liberalisation and M&As in the industry sweeping eastwards to Asia.

An enlarged British Airways with Iberia is keen to buy into Indian carrier, while further east, the Air China-Cathay partnership is cornering the world's fastest growing aviation market.

SIA has not had pleasant experiences on this front. It had to write down and ultimately write off its investments in Air New Zealand in 2001. Two years ago, it failed to buy into China Eastern. And after coughing up some £600 million (S$1.2 billion) 10 years ago for its 49 per cent stake in Virgin Atlantic, it sits as an unhappy partner in this venture where Richard Branson calls the shots.

Despite the challenges, SIA boasts an unbroken record of profitability that goes back some three decades.

For the first half of FY2010-11, it turned in a profit of $633 million, a turnaround from the $466 million loss in FY2009/2010. Group revenue improved 19 per cent to $7.1 billion, thanks to recoveries in load factors and yields.

Third-quarter results, which will be announced next month, are expected to be strong, thanks to buoyant year-end travel demand. And the year ahead should be a good one, if the International Air Transport Association's (Iata) latest projection is any guide.

Still, this is an industry which is vulnerable to sudden and unexpected changes in business cycles, fuel price fluctuations, currency volatility, pandemics, wars and global terrorism. Some analysts already warn of the danger of overcapacity kicking in as new plane deliveries - especially in the fast-growing markets of Asia and the Middle East - flow through.

All the same, perhaps the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) was being too pessimistic when it recently described SIA as a shrinking force.

This is a carrier which has confounded the sceptics time and again. And one major trump card SIA has up its sleeve is Singapore's emergence as a key global business and convention hub, and an increasingly popular tourism destination. It also has one of the sharpest management teams in the business.

Going into the new decade, how SIA - and its new CEO - tackle the new challenges and opportunities will determine whether SIA remains the force it is today.
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Old January 5th, 2011, 07:57 PM   #202
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Very interesting article!! The Concorde looks really weird with SIA's livery...................................

Although the Concorde service between Singapore and London was not commercially viable at all, we still clearly see how aggressive SQ was
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Old January 6th, 2011, 08:41 AM   #203
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By Jonathan Peeris | Posted: 05 January 2011 1823 hrs

SINGAPORE : Singapore Airlines (SIA) new CEO Goh Choon Phong has announced an organisational restructuring that he said will more closely align the company's commercial, operational and corporate planning activities.

With effect from February 1, all commercial areas, including marketing and sales as well as the delivery of products and services, will be consolidated under Executive Vice President for Commercial, Mak Swee Wah.

Mak is currently Executive Vice President for Operations and Services.

At the same time, current Executive Vice President for Human Resources and Planning, Ng Chin Hwee will oversee all human resources and operational activities as Executive Vice President Human Resources and Operations.

These will include the divisions of Cabin Crew, Engineering, Flight Operations and Human Resources.

A separate Corporate Planning division will also be formed, headed by current Divisional Vice President for Planning, Lee Lik Hsin.

Announcing the changes, Goh said that the restructuring will enable the company to be more nimble to take on new challenges and pursue fresh opportunities for growth.

Goh took over the company's helm from former CEO Chew Choon Seng on January 1.

He has been with the company since 1990, holding various senior management positions in Singapore as well as overseas.

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Old January 6th, 2011, 08:45 AM   #204
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Although the Concorde service between Singapore and London was not commercially viable at all, we still clearly see how aggressive SQ was
Yup they were pretty aggressive in the past. Not sure if they are still as agressive now though.............................
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Old January 6th, 2011, 06:10 PM   #206
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Singapore Airlines sponsors Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel has signed up Singapore Airlines for a major year-long sponsorship deal across its 13 channels and online platforms.

The deal, brokered by Jane Reynolds, brand solutions manager at Discovery Networks UK, Damien Gillman of MEC Access, and Tony Lusk of Singapore Airlines, aims to raise awareness of the airline's luxury travel offering, targeting an upmarket male audience.

Discovery’s flagship channel in the UK will feature a range of sponsorship bumpers, with each creative execution including a range of fun facts about the Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 passenger jet.

The partnership will be reflected online with a co-branded luxury travel microsite, which will include articles on Singapore Airlines’ latest cabin products, specialist airline features and destination guides on some of Singapore Airlines’ global destinations.

In addition, the airline will launch a TV ad aired in the UK and Germany to showcase some of its features, such as the luxury on-board private suites with beds, wardrobes, entertainment centre and a gourmet dining service.

Reynolds said: "We are very pleased to team up with Singapore Airlines who are natural fit for the Discovery brand in the UK. This is an exciting first for our flagship channel and the partnership will extend across the Discovery platforms with a range of creative executions. We believe the partnership will add value to our consumer offering."

Tony Lusk, sales and marketing manager UK and Ireland, Singapore Airlines said: "Our two brands are a natural fit, sharing some core values, including the importance of harnessing the latest technologies for the benefit of our customers – providing an unforgettable experience whether exploring the world on a Singapore Airlines plane or via television."

In December 2010 Volkswagen rolled out a set of idents on the Discovery Channel as part of its integrated campaign to promote the Caddy van.
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Despite the challenges, SIA boasts an unbroken record of profitability that goes back some three decades.

For the first half of FY2010-11, it turned in a profit of $633 million, a turnaround from the $466 million loss in FY2009/2010.
What? I know that Singapore had an unbroken record till the global recession, so it can't be unbroken anymore since it made a loss in 09/10. Or am I missing something here?
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What? I know that Singapore had an unbroken record till the global recession, so it can't be unbroken anymore since it made a loss in 09/10. Or am I missing something here?
Not sure about that either will try and check it out.
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Tiger Airways carries 32% more passengers in 2010
By Julie Quek | Posted: 10 January 2011 1942 hrs

SINGAPORE : Tiger Airways said that a total of 5.8 million passengers chose to fly with the budget airline for the whole of 2010, up 32 per cent from the 4.4 million passengers in the previous year.

Average load factor for 2010 increased to 86 per cent, up by two percentage points year-on-year, said the low-cost carrier partly owned by national flag carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA).

For the month of December, Tiger Airways carried 555,000 passengers, a 22 per cent increase compared to the same month a year ago.

The average load factor across Asia and Australia for the month was 91 per cent, an increase of one percentage point over December 2009.

President and Group CEO of Tiger Airways Holdings, Tony Davis said: "These figures demonstrate continued high levels of consumer demand for our low fare product across Asia and Australia."

The Singapore-listed airliner successfully launched in December its first "Partner Airline Programme", when it commenced services between Manila and Singapore using two Airbus A319 aircraft.

On January 11, Tiger Airways will commence new daily services between Singapore and Taipei, and double daily services between Singapore and Jakarta.

Over the next 12 months, the airline said it would take delivery of nine new Airbus A320 aircraft, representing a fleet increase of 36 per cent over the current combined fleet of 25 aircraft.

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Singapore Airlines expands to daily services year-round for Christchurch

Christchurch International Airport Ltd (CIAL) welcomes Singapore Airlines’ announcement that the airline is to increase its schedule from five services per week to seven for the New Zealand winter (Northern Summer) schedule, commencing 30 March 2011.

The additional flights mean that Christchurch will be served daily on a year-round basis, increasing the number of seats for tourists and giving South Island travellers better flight options, as well as providing more cargo capacity and frequency for exporters.

James Lim, General Manager New Zealand for Singapore Airlines, says that an increase in passenger demand means that the airline is now able to permanently increase its presence in Christchurch. “Singapore Airlines is excited to be offering the South Island daily flights in response to increased demand. The introduction of daily flights is testament to the popularity of the route and Singapore Airlines’ commitment to providing greater flexibility, convenience and choice when travelling between Christchurch and Singapore. We are particularly pleased to be giving tourists all year round direct access to the beautiful South Island on a daily basis.”

Jim Boult, CIAL’s Chief Executive, welcomed the announcement. “This is fantastic news not only for the additional 30,000 passengers who will be able to travel in and out of Christchurch over the six month winter period, but also as it confirms a regular daily service throughout the year.”
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Sao Paulo to become SIA's first South American destination
By Jonathan Peeris | Posted: 12 January 2011 1342 hrs

SINGAPORE: Sao Paulo will become Singapore Airlines' first South American destination when the national carrier starts its services to the largest city in Brazil on March 28.

Flights will operate three times a week on the Singapore-Barcelona-Sao Paulo route. SIA has made a codesharing deal on the flights with Spanish airline Spanair.

SIA will serve the route with Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, featuring the airline's latest product offerings.

These include a new First Class seat; which converts into the largest full-flat bed in the sky, a 30-inch-wide Business Class seat; the widest in its class, and the unprecedented comfort and space offered by the all-new Economy Class seats.

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SIA staff sickened by carbon monoxide at US hotel

FOUR Singapore Airlines staff who fell ill at a hotel in San Francisco last Thursday may have suffered from carbon monoxide exposure, a city fire official said.

The quartet, who stayed in separate hotel rooms at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, began complaining of flu-like symptoms late on Thursday and were rushed to the hospital.

Three of them were released and returned to the hotel early last Friday, a hotel spokesman said. The fourth was expected to be released later.

The poisonous gas may have been released a nearby restaurant's recently repaired heater and sucked into the hotel's air intake system, said Lt Mindy Talmadge a fire department spokesman.

That same heater may have sickened two other guests staying in the same two hotel rooms last Tuesday, Lt Talmadge said.

'That's what we're looking at right now,' said Lt Talmadge, adding that the carbon monoxide levels in those rooms dropped dramatically when firefighters shut off the heater on Friday. The restaurant is temporarily closed, Lt Talmadge added. -- AP
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SIA's overall load factor dips to 69.8% in December
By Millet Enriquez | Posted: 17 January 2011 2134 hrs

SINGAPORE : Singapore Airlines said it filled 69.8 per cent of the space available on its planes for passengers and cargo in December.

SIA's latest operating results showed the figure to be slightly lower than the 71.7 per cent achieved during the same month in 2009.

The carrier said its passenger capacity grew by 4.9 per cent on-year in December. This was due to the addition of flights to several destinations like Manchester (via Munich), Houston (via Moscow), Osaka and Seoul.

As a result of the capacity expansion, SIA said its passenger load factor dipped by 3.6 percentage points to 80.7 per cent last month.

In total, it ferried 1.51 million passengers in December - about one percentage point lower than the previous year's 1.53 million.

SIA said the smaller volume of lower-fare promotional traffic in December resulted in declines of passenger load factors in all regions.

Weather-related disruptions in Europe and Americas also affected the traditional peak travel period, the carrier added.

Meanwhile, SIA's overall cargo traffic rose 5.1 per cent, while cargo capacity increased by 4.9 per cent, leading to a 0.1 percentage point increase in cargo load factor for December.

While all regions saw an increase in cargo load factor, East Asia and Europe saw some decline.

East Asia shed 3.0 percentage points in its cargo load factor "as cargo traffic did not keep pace with capacity increases", while Europe's declined by 1.8 percentage points due to ongoing economic challenges, said SIA.

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