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Old August 24th, 2004, 12:19 PM   #141
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Posted: 24 August 2004 1048 hrs

Movie premiere of 'The Terminal' to be held at Singapore Changi Airport

SINGAPORE : Movie buffs and air travellers can catch the exclusive premiere screenings of "The Terminal" at Singapore Changi Airport.

This is the first ever movie premiere to be held at an airport.

The Hollywood movie which stars award-winning actor Tom Hanks and actress Catherine Zeta Jones, is inspired by the true story of Merhan Karimi Nasseri, an Iranian exile who has been living in Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport for the past 16 years.

The movie version tells the story of Viktor Navorski - played by Hanks - a visitor to New York City from Eastern Europe, whose homeland erupts in a fiery coup while he is in the air en route to America.

When he arrives at John F Kennedy International Airport with a passport from nowhere, he finds himself stranded.

Changi Airport is the only airport to serve as a premiere venue for the movie.

The premiere screening of "The Terminal" will take place on 28 August 2004, within the transit area in Changi Airport's Terminal 1 at the Sky Lounge.

Passengers waiting for their connecting flights at Changi Airport will also get to enjoy the movie on 29 August.

"The Terminal" opens in cinemas in Singapore on 9 September. - CNA

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Old August 24th, 2004, 12:20 PM   #142
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30 million seems to be on track!

It will be a major boost to industry confidence here, I suppose, even if it is just short of the 30 million of coz. the upsurge is certainly a much needed shot in the vein!
I think we might just reach the 30million mark cos tiger airways starting one month ahead schedule......
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Old August 24th, 2004, 02:25 PM   #143
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That's creative!
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Old August 29th, 2004, 11:36 AM   #144
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That's creative!
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Old August 29th, 2004, 04:40 PM   #145
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Screening the movie at the airport!
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Old August 30th, 2004, 02:40 PM   #146
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Posted: 29 August 2004 2225 hrs

"The Terminal" movie premieres at Changi Airport
By Yvonne Cheong, Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE : Steven Spielberg's latest movie "The Terminal" is inspired by a true story about a man who lived in an airport for over 16 years.

And what better place to premiere it in Singapore than at Changi Airport.

With movie posters and pop corn, it looks like a regular cinema, but with a view of the runway.

Some 160 people, who participated in contests held with the Today newspaper, Gold 90.5FM radio station and 8 days magazine, won for themselves tickets to the premiere of "The Terminal".

The venue is the sky lounge of Changi Airport's Terminal One - a first for the airport and excited movie buffs.

"That's something new as well, something good. Something unique that you don't have it everyday."

"Unexpected, and I think quite a new idea to have a movie screened in the terminal."

For others, the pre-movie tour of the airport was also a highlight.

"We know about the facilities in here now, he was thinking of bringing the children earlier the next time we come and visit because we're planning a holiday in December."

"You should have more such screening as well as tour going round so that people can get to know the airport better, anyway Changi Airport is what the first in the world."

The movie, starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones, will also be screened for transit passengers, and will open in cinemas across Singapore on September 9.

For more on the man who inspired the movie, as well as insights into airports in Malaysia and Hong Kong, catch the special edition of Yours Truly Asia on Monday, at 8pm on Channel NewsAsia. - CNA

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Old August 30th, 2004, 02:46 PM   #147
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pooh it's actually andrew niccol's script and he was going to direct it but somehow things didnt work out and steven spielberg ended up the director
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Old September 7th, 2004, 12:21 PM   #148
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Posted: 07 September 2004 1713 hrs

Temasek sells 78.4% stake in CIAS to Emirates unit, Dnata
By Chan Hwa Loon, Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE : Investment firm Temasek Holdings is selling its entire 78.4 percent stake in Changi International Airport Services (CIAS) to Dnata, a unit of the Emirates Group.

But both Temasek and Dnata declined to disclose the amount Dnata is paying for the stake, due to a confidentiality agreement between them.

There were more than 20 bids for Temasek's 78.4 percent stake in CIAS, including some of the world's top terminal services operators.

In the end, it was Emirates unit Dnata which emerged the winning bidder.

And Dnata is eyeing the rest of the stake in CIAS.

Gary Chapman, President, Dnata, said, "On the other shareholders, we will discuss with them their aspirations and work with them on the basis that they would like to - and the indications are - we have been told that they would like to sell, in which case we would work with them to conclude a purchase from them."

Emirates Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum said there are many synergies between Dnata and CIAS.

He said the Emirates looks forward to helping maintain Changi International Airports' role as a major global hub.

Dnata provides ground handling and cargo services at Dubai International Airport and is one of the largest travel organisations in the Middle East, with 6,200 employees.

CIAS trails rival Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS), in the local market.

It has only a 20 percent market share, versus SATS' 80 percent.

Temasek had put up its CIAS stake for sale in May, as part of its continuous review of its investment portfolio.

Temasek's financial advisor for the stake sale is Deutsche Bank. - CNA

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Old September 8th, 2004, 07:22 PM   #149
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Very interesting development. If Emirates wants to invest this much into Changi, then I suppose it might mean they want to have a continued, if not a higher stake, in the Singapore aviation sector?
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Old September 8th, 2004, 07:27 PM   #150
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Very interesting development. If Emirates wants to invest this much into Changi, then I suppose it might mean they want to have a continued, if not a higher stake, in the Singapore aviation sector?
Somehow or rather, I feel the development simply reinforce what you've said about emirates a few months ago in another thread......
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Ain't Emirates always competing with SIA?
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Old September 9th, 2004, 06:31 AM   #152
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Ain't Emirates always competing with SIA?
But then Emirates is also trying to establish a hub in Singapore.......
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Isn't that contriadicting itself?
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Old September 9th, 2004, 06:35 AM   #154
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Isn't that contriadicting itself?
Not really......by establishing a hub in Singapore, it actually makes it even more easy to take a bite of SIA's market share.......Singapore has a rather substantial transit traffic.....establishing a hub here will make it easier to explore that traffic......

But then it'll be beneficial to Changi as a whole as more passenger use it as a transit hub......
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So theoratically both sides would benifit?
I see...
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So theoratically both sides would benifit?
I see...
Yup.....of course......
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SIA should consider setting up a hub in Dubai then?

Anyway this is a positive development, because rumous has it that Emirate might actually shift its operations to Bangkok, or simply skip this area when flying to Australia thanks to the long-haul planes.
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SIA should consider setting up a hub in Dubai then?
If given the chance, why not??
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Old September 11th, 2004, 05:23 PM   #160
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If given the chance, why not??
Well if we were to look at it seriously, is it truly a viable option?

Dubai does have an open skies policy to allow SIA establishing a hub, hopefully?
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