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Old December 9th, 2010, 06:12 PM   #1101
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South East Asia Airlines to fly the Clark - Singapore route:http://airlineroute.net/2010/12/09/dg-crksin-w10/

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SE Air to launch Clark – Singapore service mid-Dec 2010
SE Air (South East Asian Airlines) starting 16DEC10 is introducing 2 Daily Clark – Singapore service on board Airbus A319, leased from Tiger Airways.

DG7792 CRK0740 – 1110SIN 319 D
DG7796 CRK1610 – 1935SIN 319 D

DG7793 SIN1140 – 1510CRK 319 D
DG7797 SIN2010 – 2340CRK 319 D

Note selected flights may not be operating from 16DEC10 until 10JAN11
Korean Air increases flights to and from Singapore:http://airlineroute.net/2010/12/09/ke-sin-s11/

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Korean Air to increase Singapore service in S11
From 27MAR11, Korean Air once again increases Seoul Incheon – Singapore service from 7 to 11 weekly. The extra 4 weekly service is to operate for the entire Summer, as per 09DEC10 GDS timetable display, with morning departure from Seoul and afternoon from Singapore.

Schedule as follows:

KE643 ICN0850 – 1400SIN 772 x246
KE641 ICN1825 – 2335SIN 773 D

KE642 SIN0055 – 0810ICN 773 D
KE644 SIN1530 – 2245ICN 772 x246
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Old December 11th, 2010, 03:35 PM   #1102
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TERMINAL 1 RENOVATION PROGRESS

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Old December 11th, 2010, 06:43 PM   #1103
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Old December 13th, 2010, 08:04 AM   #1104
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Source:http://admpreview.straitstimes.com:9...000a35010aRCRD

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Dec 8, 2010
Mostly smooth take-offs at Changi
It sees only 30 planes turning back from July last year, mostly due to technical faults

By Karamjit Kaur, Aviation Correspondent


THIRTY planes were forced to return to Changi Airport after take-off in the last 1-1/2 years, mainly because of engine and other technical faults.

This works out to an average of fewer than two cases a month.

While such turnarounds cause travellers much inconvenience and anxiety, industry experts say they are rare and usually executed for precautionary reasons.

At Changi, the number of aborted flights is a very small fraction of the more than 11,000 that depart each month, said Changi Airport Group spokesman Ivan Tan, in response to queries from The Straits Times.

In all 30 cases recorded since July last year, the aircraft landed safely, he added, without naming the airlines involved.

Technical factors - including issues related to planes' engines, landing gear, hydraulics and computer systems - caused more than 85 per cent of the disruptions, Mr Tan said.

The rest were linked to external factors, such as rough weather and airport closures.

Industry bodies such as the Geneva-based International Air Transport Association and the London-based International Federation of Airline Pilots' Associations (Ifalpa) do not track the numbers of such incidents.

However, pilots and other experts said anecdotal evidence suggested that the frequency has come down even though the total number of global commercial flights has increased.

More advanced technologies that make for more reliable aircraft is one reason, they added.

Emergency landings and the trouble they cause hogged headlines last month when two Qantas aircraft had to return to Singapore shortly after departure.

On Nov 4, an Airbus-380 double-decker jet bound for Sydney did a turnaround after one of its four engines exploded in mid-air, raining debris on residents in Batam.

A day later, a Sydney-bound Boeing 747 was forced to return after an engine caught fire minutes after take-off.

Investigations into the A-380 episode uncovered a serious problem with the plane's Rolls-Royce engines.

That has led to extensive checks, which are still ongoing, on all other superjumbos that use similar engines, including the 11 operated by Singapore Airlines.

But that was a rare incident and, in many cases when pilots seek clearance for turnarounds, it is for less serious reasons, said Ifalpa spokesman Gideon Ewers.

Planes are designed with multiple safeguards, he said, so that if something fails, back-ups kick in and they can still operate safely.

However, when trouble hits, the captain makes the call - to carry on or abort a flight - and the norm is to err on the side of caution, he added.

'The pilot looks at the potential threat. How grave is it? How much worse could it get if the flight continued?'

At Changi Airport, Mr Tan said that when a pilot reports an abnormality, the emergency services unit is immediately activated.

Upon landing, the plane is towed to an available parking bay so that there is minimal disruption to other aircraft landing and taking off.

In a serious incident in which the plane cannot be safely moved, as was the case during the A-380 incident, the airport would shut down one of its two runways. The last time Changi did this before the Qantas case was in October 2003 when a plane overshot the runway.
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Old December 14th, 2010, 08:24 AM   #1105
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Old December 15th, 2010, 11:48 AM   #1106
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Source:http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stori...099354/1/.html

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Changi Airport receives record 40m passengers this year
Posted: 15 December 2010 1732 hrs

SINGAPORE : Singapore's Changi Airport said Wednesday it has handled a record 40 million passengers this year, surpassing the all-time high of 37.7 million in 2008.

A spokeswoman with Changi Airport Group told AFP the 40th million flyer arrived Wednesday.

The buoyant passenger figures were driven particularly by strong traffic in southeast and northeast Asia, Changi said in a statement.

"Among cities with more than half a million passenger movements, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Manila in southeast Asia, and Hong Kong and Shanghai in northeast Asia registered double digit growth," it said.

Last year, 37.2 million passengers passed through the airport, said Changi.

In Asia's other major air hubs, Hong Kong International Airport handled 46.2 million passengers in 2009 while Shanghai Pudong International Airport received 31.9 million passengers last year.

As of December, 98 airlines were operating at the airport and offering 5,200 weekly scheduled flights to and from more than 200 cities, Changi said. - AFP/ch
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Old December 16th, 2010, 10:01 AM   #1107
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Source:http://www.changiairport.com/our-bus...shopping-spree

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Lucky passenger goes on 40-minute shopping spree as Changi Airport crosses 40 million passengers in 2010

SINGAPORE, 15 December 2010 – Today was a day to remember for one very lucky passenger at Singapore Changi Airport. Jonathan Shih, a 50-year-old Taiwanese based in Shanghai, China, went on a 40-minute shopping spree as part of Changi Airport's celebrations to commemorate the achievement of 40 million passenger movements in 2010, an annual record for Changi.

Mr Shih, a food and beverage general manager, was on a business trip to Singapore. He had arrived at 1400 hours from Shanghai on Singapore Airlines SQ827. He was selected to receive the shopping spree prize, and on route to Singapore, was briefed by a Changi Airport Group shopping concierge on the wide array of merchandise and brands available at Changi.

After disembarkation from the aircraft at Changi's Terminal 3, Mr Shih hopped onto a specially decorated airport buggy and was flagged off for a 40-minute spree he would never forget. With the assistance of the shopping concierge, Mr Shih had planned well for his spree, having already identified the stores at Changi's Transit Mall he wanted to target.

Mr Shih used his 40 minutes optimally and even had time to spare. He picked up various items such as a laptop, luggage bags, watches and handbags from renowned brands like Aspial, Apple, Bottega Veneta, Cartier, Hermes, Mont Blanc and Tumi worth a total of S$40,300. The items included gifts for his wife, children and colleagues. Of Media Bulletin note is a 0.59 carat solitaire ring that Mr Shih picked up from Aspial for his wife, in less than a minute! Please refer to Annex A for the full list of items that Mr Shih purchased.

When planning his purchases on the way to Singapore, Mr Shih knew he wanted to make a special contribution in the spirit of the upcoming festive season. During the spree, he bought S$2,000 of chocolates and candy from Chocolates by DFS and King Power's Chocolates.Candy.Delicatessen. The treats will go to the Singapore Children's Society.

Said an elated Mr Shih, "This is a very unique experience, particularly for a guy. You've never had to run into different shops and without any further thinking, just shop and buy, all within 40 minutes. It's an awesome experience." Mr Shih added, "Changi is my favourite airport. It's not like an airport, it's like a garden. It's very unique and special."

Besides his purchases, Mr Shih also received a pair of Singapore Airlines tickets to any destination on the airline's network as well as a commemorative certificate to mark the special occasion. Other passengers on the SQ827 flight received a gift pack which included Changi Airport shopping vouchers.

Changi's previous annual record of 37.7 million passenger movements was registered in 2008. Only six other airports in the world manage more than 40 million international passenger movements a year.
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Old December 16th, 2010, 10:12 AM   #1108
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Old December 17th, 2010, 05:20 PM   #1112
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kudos to you Vrooms. you are single handedly running this thread.
and what a treat with the awesome finds
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kudos to you Vrooms. you are single handedly running this thread.
and what a treat with the awesome finds
Thanks sidney_jec!! Hope to see you post on this thread more often too...
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oh I too hope that.
Will not be there until Nov next year
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Will not be there until Nov next year
Wow thats a long time...........
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The best airports to find great gifts
From Saturday's Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 12:36PM EST
Last updated Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 3:08PM ES


Changi Airport

Named the world's best airport of 2010 by the Skytrax World Airport Awards, the Changi Airport in Singapore is somewhat of a winter wonderland. Even if you arrive at 2 a.m., this tropical paradise offers round-the-clock shopping: 24-hour luxury boutiques, gourmet chocolate shops and a M.A.C makeup centre. The shopping spans the course of three palatial terminals, not to mention six spas and a Balinese-style swimming pool. Once you're all shopped out, the ?napping pods? allow you to get some shut-eye, not to mention the 24-hour movie theatre ? at no cost. Some things really are priceless.



Best bet: The Free Singapore Tour, seriously, a two-hour sightseeing tour of Singapore organized by the airport; or as a take home gift: Vertu V ballpoint pen in black, $300
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December 20, 2010, 12:48pm


During that quick two-day trip to Singapore to attend the launch of the renewed television line of Toshiba, I got a chance to renew an acquaintance with the city-state and its many interesting ways to make life more pleasant and invigorating. There was a long stretch of time starting in the early 70s when I would jet into and out of Singapore some 3 – 4 times a year, sometimes for a conference or business meeting, or as a short 1 – 2 day stopover to break a long trip within the region or other climes.

In those early days, the airport was not yet the impressive one in Changi, and the rather strict rules prevailing then wreaked havoc on arriving passengers (mostly young men) sporting long hair-cuts. They got a free barber service right in the airport itself, since the government looked askance at hippie or hard-rock musician types with their mop-top Beatle hairdos. The sweet and patient young person who took care of our local arrangements – Ms Winnie Ng of Meemo – never heard of the haircuts done at the airport decades ago, since she was born when Singapore took a more benign route under PM BG Lee and his immediate predecessor.

After a rather long hiatus prompted by a souring on air travel brought about by draconian security rules, I got the chance to revisit Singapore with a group of younger techies and media personalities. My last trip to the city-state in the late 90s already saw us using Changi airport (the site of a former prison), although not yet in the form it is today with its 3 interconnected terminals. Typically curious fellow that I am, I took note of a lot of interesting things within the airport itself. Of course, traveling with a group of people meant that I could not look around during the arrival period, but I promised myself to check in early for departure and take a look at the sights and numerous things to do within the airport itself.

After the conference launch where we heard Toshiba promise to become a major factor in the consumer television industry – capped by a sumptuous early dinner that reminded me that one of the reasons for visiting Singapore is the impressive array of excellent food choices – I promised to look for the nearest hawker-type food stalls for an early lunch the following day. Imagine my surprise in finding such a set of food outlets right within the Suntec convention center itself! But not after realizing that Toshiba had, in fact, decided to enter a highly-competitive field presently dominated by the two top Korean brands, Samsung and LG. Since the bank I used to work with had (then) Mitsui Bank as an investor, I remember accompanying the Mitsui Bank rep making the rounds of the various Japanese companies and trading houses located in the country. That also proved to be a quick course in the nature of the keiretsu/zaibatsu companies like Mitsui, and the realization that venerable names like Toyota and Toshiba were intrically tied up with the Mitsui group.

After checking in a little over 4 hours before boarding, I sallied forth to check out the airport. Small wonder that Singaporeans often tout the airport as a destination in itself, because one can literally spend a day or two just soaking in the different things one can do – even take in a swim and workout in a gym, or admire different types of amazing flora in different settings – within the confines of an airport facility! Of course, the first thing I did was to park myself at one of the free computer-internet stations and avail of the free service. I read my mail, looked into my Facebook accounts, and checked other bookmarked sites in my profile. Needless to say, the 15-minute limit per single use is easily taken care of by simply logging out at the 13th or 14th minute and logging in again for another quarter hour use. I did this 3 – 4 times and enjoyed myself immensely!

Then, I tried out an assortment of freebie goodies: Foot-massages that hit the spot, with no time limit either; 3D movies with the appropriate eye-ware suspended from above through an adjustable extender; Xbox games; and free television shows and movies! There was simply not enough time to sample all these goodies, and I had to content myself with just trying each a little. Given more time, I would have finished the 3D movie I was watching -- different movies offered in each station – or spent more time playing computer games. More extreme types typically go for the trapeze and boxing ring facilities, and a host of others facilities that would have taken me all day to just check out. Of course, the foodie types like myself would have different choices of food to satiate any appetite, but I settled for a simple Indian curry dish.

I never thought I would enjoy an airport so much, especially since airports bring one images of frantic people rushing to make connections, or cursing the long lines for check in or security. True, there was the obligatory pat-down at check in, but they did not require one to take off shoes or empty pockets. Their equipment must have been first rate in order to allow us to keep our stuff. Thus, I felt less violated than normal, and relaxed for the flight out
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