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Old April 24th, 2011, 05:18 PM   #321
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Continuing from my Air Canada trip to Hong Kong, here's my review on my Singapore Airlines flight to Singapore. I really wish they'd fly back to YVR - still, I'll definitely be flying this airline more often.

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Nice travel blog deasine. Glad you enjoyed Singapore and SQ. Hope to read about your SG trip soon!!
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Singapore Airlines Cargo wins three awards
By Keshaya Yap

SINGAPORE Airlines Cargo is the 'Best Air Cargo Carrier-Asia' and 'Best Green Service Provider-Airline' in the annual Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards survey.

Readers of Cargo News Asia - a leading shipping, supply chain and cargo transport newspaper - voted it the winner.

This is the 15th and 3rd time respectively, that the airline has been voted the winner in these two categories.

Mr Tan Kai Ping, president of the airline, and who received the awards at the presentation held on Wednesday at the Shangri La Hotel in Singapore, said: 'We are proud to receive these awards on behalf of our staff who work hard to enhance the airline's commitment to quality service, and we acknowledge the unstinting support given to us by our loyal customers in a highly competitive market.

'We are also delighted that readers of Cargo News Asia recognise our commitment to make our operations and workplace more environmentally friendly. These awards are a welcome boost for all of us.'

The airline was also voted Cargo Airline of the Year-Asia Pacific - an award conferred by Air Cargo News - at the Cargo Airline of the Year Awards. The awards presentation was recently held at the Lancaster Hotel in London where Mr Simon Coomber, manager UK & Ireland, collected the award on behalf of the airline.
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Delivery of Boeing 787-9s and Airbus A350-900XWB to Singapore Airlines delayed

EXCLUSIVE: The first batch of the 20 orders of Boeing 787 Dreamliner by the national airline of Singapore will no longer be expected this year as originally scheduled due to the manufacturer’s production technicalities. Deployment of the 20 Airbus A350-900 XWB aircrafts was likewise postponed to 2013 instead of next year, according to the management of Singapore Airlines (SIA).

“We remain in talks with Boeing on revisions to the delivery schedule for the B787-9s. We can confirm that our first 787 delivery will not be in 2011,” SIA Vice President for Public Affairs Nicholas Ionides told Singapore Business Review.

“The Airbus A350 XWB-900s, [meanwhile] of which SIA has 20 on firm order, are scheduled for delivery starting from FY2013/2014,” he added.

Boeing was supposed to rollout the first 787 in 2007 in the global market but had publicly admitted difficulties in completing the production process. The entry into service date, initially planned for 2010, was scheduled for early 2013.

Boeing 787-9s has a ‘stretched fuselage’ and will seat 250-290 passengers with a range of 8,000 to 8,500 nm (14,800 to 15,750 km). Like other previous variant, the Dreamliner brings the economics of large jet transports to the middle of the market, using 20 percent less fuel than any other airplanes of their size.

The delay of Airbus’ another aircraft variant A380 meanwhile put brakes on A350 XWB formal launch, supposedly from 2010 to 2012. As a result, delivery airlines which made orders of the extra-wide-bodied aircraft to Airbus was also delayed. The scheduled entry into service to Singapore was shifted to 2013 from 2012.

Airbus boasts that it brings together the very latest in aerodynamics, design and advanced technologies in the A350 XWB to provide a 25 per cent step-change in fuel efficiency compared to its current long-range competitor.

SIA’s upgrading of aircrafts is in line with its thrust to improve its productivity to remain at par with other international airlines.

“We pursue a long-term strategy of maintaining a young and modern fleet, to take advantage of the new technologies offered by manufacturers which offer greater fuel efficiency,” Mr. Ionides said.

Already, SIA is the first airline in the world to operate the Airbus A380, which offers the lowest fuel burn per seat mile of any aircraft currently available. SIA will operate the Airbus A380 superjumbo on the Singapore-Tokyo Narita-Los Angeles route from July 1, 2011.

The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine airliner powered by a liquid fuel processed from gas, GTL (Gas to Liquids), under the company’s alternative fuel research programme. One engine was fuelled with a blend of 40% GTL and standard jet fuel, the other three with standard fuel.
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 07:51 AM   #325
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SIA founding chairman receives accolade at Aerospace Awards
By Millet Enriquez | Posted: 30 April 2011 1845 hrs

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines' founding chairman Mr J Y Pillay received a citation for his invaluable contribution to Singapore's aviation industry at the Singapore Aerospace Awards Friday evening.

"Mr Pillay's exceptional leadership and foresight had transformed our national carrier - Singapore Airlines - from a fledgling carrier to a world class airline, recognised for its innovation, product quality, and technological prowess," said Mr Teo Ser Luck, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development, Youth and Sports and Transport in his opening address during the gala event.

Mr Pillay, who is also the chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisors, joins other top honorees among 17 nominees in the industry awards, where close to 50 applications were submitted for the prizes.

The companies vied for six awards, which include categories like industry excellence; leadership; workplace safety and health; human capital leadership and innovation and productivity.

Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) (AAIS) President Charles Chong said he is encouraged that more companies in the industry "are making the achievement of excellence a cornerstone of their business operations. I am confident that the high standards set at the SAA will become benchmarks that other industries would also want to follow."

Established in 2009, the awards recognize companies' invaluable achievement in advancing the local aerospace industry.

The aerospace industry is said to have registered a record output of S$7.2 billion in revenue in 2010.

In the past 20 years, the industry has grown at a compounded annual rate of 12 per cent.

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Old May 6th, 2011, 01:26 PM   #326
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Old May 9th, 2011, 01:30 PM   #327
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Originally published on asia.businesstraveller.com 09/05/2011 - Filed under: News »

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be offering passengers e-Magazines, electronic versions of international publications, on selected inflight entertainment systems.

The new feature, rolled out this month across the carrier’s fleet of Airbus A380 and Boeing B777-300ER, will consist of 20 titles, including The Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wall Street Journal Magazine, Prestige and Elle Magazine.

The innovation follows the successful trial of electronic versions of the carrier’s own inflight magazines, such as KrisWorld and SilverKris, which were implemented in July 2010. Eventually, the feature will be expanded to cover more titles as well as e-newspapers and e-books, and will progressively be implemented on the A330-300 and A340-500 aircraft.

This new development reflects SIA's continuous efforts to keep its onboard services ahead of the curve. In March, the carrier also implemented a news ticker service on its B777-300ER aircraft IFE systems, providing passengers the latest headlines from Channel NewsAsia and Agence France-Presse (AFP). This feature, like the e-Magazines, will also eventually be rolled out across all aircraft.

For more information, visit www.singaporeair.com

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Old May 10th, 2011, 05:40 PM   #328
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SIA Engineering posts full-year net profit of S$258.5m
By Amanda Feng | Posted: 10 May 2011 2207 hrs

SINGAPORE : Mainboard-listed Singapore Airlines Engineering has posted a full-year net profit of S$258.5 million.

This is an increase of 9.5 per cent over the previous financial year.

Revenue of S$1.1 billion for the 12-month period ended March 31 was up 10 per cent.

SIA Engineering said it is due to the growth coming from airframe and component overhaul, fleet management programme and line maintenance.

The company also said that demand for the company's core businesses, including airframe and fleet management, is expected to be sustained.

It added that its broad range of services, diversified operations and continuing drive to deliver outstanding quality remain its key strengths.

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Old May 13th, 2011, 06:19 AM   #329
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By Roslan Rahman | AFP News – Wed, 11 May, 2011

Singapore Airlines (SIA) rebounded strongly from the global recession, reporting Thursday its full-year net profit soared in 2010-11 as travel demand recovered.

The carrier said it earned Sg$1.09 billion ($876 million) in the financial year ended March 31, up fivefold from Sg$216 million a year ago while revenues rose 14 percent to Sg$14.5 billion.

But the airline cautioned that the near-term is expected to be difficult due to surging oil prices, concerns over the US economy, the impact from Japan's quake-tsunami disasters and worries over Europe's sovereign debt crisis.

For the fourth quarter ended March, SIA's net profit came in at Sg$171 million, down 38.5 percent from a year ago, largely due to higher fuel expenditures.

A Dow Jones Newswires poll of analysts forecast the carrier's fourth quarter net profit would rise five percent to Sg$292 million on improved traffic and demand from premium travellers.

"The year ahead is expected to be challenging for the airline industry," SIA said.

"These effects are reflected in forward bookings, indicating near term weakness in load factors," it said.

SIA said escalating jet fuel cost, which has surged by over 25 percent to $140 a barrel in the past few months, was also another cause for concern and that management would take steps to adjust to the situation.

"While there has been some respite in the past week, jet fuel prices are likely to remain high and volatile in the near term," SIA said.

SIA has imposed a fuel surcharge on tickets to mitigate the impact of soaring oil prices but the airline still expects fuel cost, its biggest expense item, to be the biggest challenge.

The carrier, regarded as a bellwether of the airline industry, said fuel cost excluding hedging spiked 24 percent or Sg$877 million during the financial year.

"The twin challenges of near-term weakness in load factors and high fuel prices will adversely affect operating performance of airlines," it said.

"The company will be vigilant in cost management and closely monitor patterns of demand and adjust capacity accordingly."

SIA said it also set aside Sg$202 million during the previous financial year in provisions for antitrust fines imposed by the US, the European Union and South Korea on its cargo arm.

Shukor Yusof, an aviation analyst with Standard and Poor's Equity Research, described SIA's fourth quarter earnings as a "decent set of numbers", taking into account the high fuel prices and travel to Japan being affected by the quake and tsunami disasters.

But Shukor said SIA is facing more intense competition from Middle East and some Asian carriers as well as from budget airlines.

"I think SIA needs to re-evaluate its business strategy for the near- to mid-term. They need to position themselves as not just another good premium carrier but to reinstate themselves as the best in the market," he told AFP.
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By Millet Enriquez | Posted: 13 May 2011 2338 hrs

SINGAPORE : Singapore Airlines says oil prices, which have soared more than 25 percent since January, will likely stay high and volatile in the near term.

It says this and the weakness in passenger load are two major challenges that the carrier will face going forward.

The surge in oil prices has dampened SIA's fourth quarter performance, with fuel prices taking up 36.8 percent of total expenditure.

All in, the carrier chalked up a total of S$3.8 billion in fuel bill with around S$268 million spent in the last quarter alone.

SIA says fuel prices may likely hit US$140 per barrel by April from US$119 per barrel in the fourth quarter.

The carrier plans to strengthen its fleet with more fuel-efficient planes and is investing up to S$2.1 billion on these for financial year 2011 to 2012.

Meanwhile, passenger load, which was impacted by the crises in Japan and New Zealand are likely to stay weak.

SIA has since adjusted its capacity by reducing flights and frequencies to Japan, in particular.

Analysts say SIA remains a defensive stock amongst Asian airlines and they see a healthy outlook for the stock.

So far, SIA shares have bucked expectations and rose 2.80 percent to close at S$14.66 on Friday.

And despite its challenging outlook ahead, SIA has announced a total dividend payout of S$1.40 for FY2011.

Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Airlines, said: "We do a very thorough review of our net cash requirements and also factoring in whatever, not just capital expenditure but also potential future scenarios where we might require a lot of cash if things are to deteriorate very rapidly.

The cash has accumulated over time and reached over $7.4 billion or so. So having done the thorough review, we feel that it's quite comfortable for the company to actually give back this amount to the shareholders in a special dividend.

And we don't see any danger of the company ever running short of cash because of this. Rest assured that we don't do things that are reckless or do things that weaken our balance sheet unnecessarily."

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SIA fills 74.6% of available seats in April
Posted: 16 May 2011 2027 hrs

SINGAPORE : Singapore Airlines (SIA) filled 74.6 per cent of its available seats in April, a decline of 3 percentage points compared to the previous year.

However, the number of passengers carried increased by 6.3 per cent to 1.4 million as the carrier increased capacity.

At the end of March, the airline launched services to Sao Paulo via Barcelona.

Capacity was also increased to several of SIA's existing destinations, including Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Male and Taipei.

Loads for the East Asian region, however, declined. SIA said this was partly due to weaker demand on Japan routes in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami.

Cargo capacity increased by 10.3 per cent, while overall cargo traffic improved by 11.8 per cent. This led to a 0.9 percentage point improvement in cargo load factor (CLF).

The airlines said CLF improved most in the Southwest Pacific.

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FULL LENGTH OF THE MAKING OF SINGAPORE AIRLINES CAMPAIGN(ACROSS THE WORLD WITH THE SINGAPORE GIRL 2011 COMMERCIAL)
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Singapore Airlines to fly all-business class upper deck A380?

By David Flynn

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Airline booking systems are now reporting that the first of Singapore Airlines' new Airbus A380s with an extended business class cabin running the entire length of the upper deck, will be introduced on the Sydney-Singapore SQ221/212 service on June 20th (out of Singapore). Read our report on the new aircraft and configuration for full details.

Previous: In another sign of growth for the business travel market, Singapore Airlines is said to be extending the business class cabin on its Airbus A380 fleet to run the entire length of the upper deck.

A revised floorplan for all of Singapore Airlines' new A380 deliveries – beginning with the May 2011 arrival of SQ’s 12th superjumbo and followed by the other eight on firm order – is believed to sport the new configuration, which increases the business class seating on its Airbus A380 fleet by 40%.

The current layout splits the upper deck between 16 rows of business class and 11 rows of economy at the rear.

If rumours of the new configuration are correct, the new A380 seating chart will see the economy seating removed in favour of six more rows of lie-flat business class seating. This would deliver around 24 of Singapore's generous business class seats, which have 55 inches of legroom and a 34 inch seat width, representing a 40% boost to the current 60 premium seats.

Economy would be pared back to the downstairs-only allocation of 31 rows (although even these have a decent 32 inches of legroom).

Of course, the front of the lower deck would still house the twelve luxurious first suites, the middle four of which can be converted into a pair of double suites.

Singapore Airlines is playing coy on the rumours but pointedly did not refute the plans when approached by Australian Business Traveller, and admitted "it is possible that we may have a different configuration for some of the aircraft."

"But as of now we don't have any specific detail" a spokesperson for the carrier told Australian Business Traveller. "We don't comment on speculation, and specifically with regards to aircraft configuration, for reasons of confidentiality."

Should the new seating plan prove correct it will be a win for SQ in terms of revenue and putting business class bums on seats, but a loss for savvy economy class passengers who know the upstairs section has a quieter and more cosy feel than the packed lower deck, as well as that great double-decker view.

The upper-deck economy cabin also permits easier aisle access due to the use of a 2-4-2 seating configuration, whereas downstairs it’s a 3-4-3 rack.
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hi there. what kind of 777 does singapore airlines fly on the sing-syd-sing route? is it a 777-200 or a 777-200er or a 777-300er?
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hi there. what kind of 777 does singapore airlines fly on the sing-syd-sing route? is it a 777-200 or a 777-200er or a 777-300er?
SQ's -200s are just derated -200ERs. At the moment SYD is served by the 388s and 772s. wef 15JUN11 SQ211/232 will swap to the retrofitted SY*.

SQ211/232 (Retrofitted SQ*/SR*)
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SQ's -200s are just derated -200ERs. At the moment SYD is served by the 388s and 772s. wef 15JUN11 SQ211/232 will swap to the retrofitted SY*.

SQ211/232 (Retrofitted SQ*/SR*)
SQ241/242 (SV*)
thanks.

the reason im asking is i am flying to syd from sing on dec 5 on the 388 and from syd to sing on dec 13 on the 772.
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Just finished my second leg Singapore Airlines Trip Report. Enjoy!
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