Articles tagged “singapore air”

Singapore Airlines Asks Employees for Ideas on Efficiencies During Business Revamp

Singapore Airlines Asks Employees for Ideas on Efficiencies During Business Revamp

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Tapping into your own company's brain trust is a smart move. But job cuts might be looming — so no pressure to come up with a big company-saving idea.

7 months ago

Singapore Air Wants Some Flight Attendants To Take Unpaid Leave

Singapore Air Wants Some Flight Attendants To Take Unpaid Leave

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Singapore Air is stuck between a rock and a hard place – it recently went on a plane-buying spree to help fuel its growth and remain competitive but that came at the expense of its employees.

1 year ago

Flyers Choose Cheap Over Champagne and That’s Bad for Singapore Air

Flyers Choose Cheap Over Champagne and That’s Bad for Singapore Air

Abhishek Vishnoi, Bloomberg

Singapore was able to compete with very hungry low-cost rivals, and it should be able to do the same with high-end rivals that are hitting some stumbling blocks of their own.

1 year ago

Singapore Airlines Faces Increased Competition and an Impending Debt Load

Singapore Airlines Faces Increased Competition and an Impending Debt Load

Abhishek Vishnoi, Bloomberg

Singapore Airlines' spending spree growing pains come as the carrier faces intense competition from low-cost and mainline carriers in Asia and encroaching gulf carriers seeking to gain market share in the region.

1 year ago

Singapore Air is Closely Watching Virgin Australia Developments

Singapore Air is Closely Watching Virgin Australia Developments

Angus Whitley and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Singapore Airlines already owns low-cost carriers that serve China and India, its fastest-growing markets. Still, the carrier must decide if the much smaller Australian market is worth more investment than the giant Chinese and India markets.

2 years ago

Singapore Air Raises Virgin Australia Stake Amid Ownership Shuffle

Singapore Air Raises Virgin Australia Stake Amid Ownership Shuffle

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Consolidation and joint ventures in the airline sector are heating up. Earlier this week, Alaska Airlines announced it would acquire Virgin America and now, the ownership structure of Virgin Australia is up in the air. With Air New Zealand considering bowing out, is there an opening for current investors Singapore Air or Etihad to swoop in?

2 years ago

Singapore Airlines CEO on Its Multi-Brand Strategy for Winning in Asia

Singapore Airlines CEO on Its Multi-Brand Strategy for Winning in Asia

Dan Peltier, Skift

As Singapore Airlines celebrates getting one step closer to reentering the U.S. market with nonstop flights it isn't forgetting the markets that already demonstrate solid growth and demand. The Singapore Airlines Group is trying to appeal to every kind of flyer in Asia and it's betting on success in that region before expanding to the U.S. and elsewhere.

2 years ago

Second-Hand Superjumbo A380s Could Fill a Role in Low-Cost Carrier Fleets

Second-Hand Superjumbo A380s Could Fill a Role in Low-Cost Carrier Fleets

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

Airbus is trying to inject some new life into its A380s now that several premium carriers plan on putting their planes out to pasture. If the price is right, low-cost carriers could reconfigure them for their own particular needs.

3 years ago

Singapore Air Adds More Premium to Its Premium Economy

Singapore Air Adds More Premium to Its Premium Economy

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Singapore Air has had to play catch up regarding its first class offering but now it is leading the way in terms of rethinking premium economy.

3 years ago

Air China Didn’t Hedge Fuel Costs, and It’s Winning As a Result

Air China Didn’t Hedge Fuel Costs, and It’s Winning As a Result

Clement Tan, Bloomberg

What would have been a bad idea a year ago is a great idea right now.

3 years ago

Singapore Air’s Business Class Seats That Embrace Lazy Summers

Singapore Air’s Business Class Seats That Embrace Lazy Summers

Kyunghee Park and Clement Tan, Bloomberg

Singapore's idea of a business class is enough to make most people not care that first class exists.

4 years ago

Singapore Air Invests $319 Million in Scoot to Pay for Dreamliners

Singapore Air Invests $319 Million in Scoot to Pay for Dreamliners

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Scoot is a budget carrier that will get its hands on some Dreamliners. Now, there's an interesting combination.

4 years ago