Articles tagged “singapore airlines”

Boeing’s Newest Dreamliner Is More of a Regional Aircraft Than Its Predecessors

Boeing’s Newest Dreamliner Is More of a Regional Aircraft Than Its Predecessors

Brian Sumers, Skift

Earlier Boeing 787 Dreamliners revolutionized aviation, allowing airlines to open sexy new long-haul routes. The 787-10 probably won't do that, but it's still an impressive aircraft.

2 months ago

Online Shoppers Gave Singapore Air a Profit Boost

Online Shoppers Gave Singapore Air a Profit Boost

Kyunghee Park , Bloomberg

While increased earnings from cargo operations is good news, Singapore Airlines is still battling for passengers in a market that is squeezing it at both ends. A transformation program launched last year was supposed to help, but the carrier hasn’t really said what it plans to do.

3 months ago

Southwest, Delta and Singapore Air Are Among Most-Admired Companies

Southwest, Delta and Singapore Air Are Among Most-Admired Companies

Brian Sumers, Skift

Few travelers would say they admire airlines. But among business executives and analysts, the sentiment is different. They see a few airlines as being well-run businesses worthy of admiration.

4 months ago

Singapore Air Sounds Alarm on Overcapacity as Competition Heats Up

Singapore Air Sounds Alarm on Overcapacity as Competition Heats Up

Kyunghee Park and Haslinda Amin, Bloomberg

Complaints about overcapacity always sound like sour grapes, especially when they come from legacy carriers. Singapore Airlines is just one of a number airlines being squeezed at both ends of the spectrum.

5 months ago

Will Travelers Buy Singapore Air’s New Suites? — Airline Innovation Report

Will Travelers Buy Singapore Air’s New Suites? — Airline Innovation Report

Brian Sumers, Skift

Singapore Airlines has created one of the world's most luxurious airline products. But is that enough to make the six-seat cabin profitable? Perhaps on a few routes. But we're skeptical about others.

7 months ago

Singapore Airlines Unveils a Massive First-Class Suite to Compete with Gulf Rivals

Singapore Airlines Unveils a Massive First-Class Suite to Compete with Gulf Rivals

Brian Sumers, Skift

We expect Singapore's new first-class suites will be considered among the world's best products. But the airline still faces intense competition from Gulf and Asian airlines. It's not clear how much this cabin update will help on that front.

7 months ago

Tips From a Road Warrior: Never Eat on Planes and Always Carry Pepto-Bismol

Tips From a Road Warrior: Never Eat on Planes and Always Carry Pepto-Bismol

Mark Ellwood, Bloomberg

You will almost certainly feel better when you arrive if you don't eat the airline food. But what fun is that? Eating two or three meals on a long-haul flight is part of the experience, right?

10 months ago

United To Fly Longest Ever Route by a U.S. Airline

United To Fly Longest Ever Route by a U.S. Airline

Brian Sumers, Skift

Business travelers love saving two or three hours of flying time. They'll surely love United's new nonstop. But for everyone else, 18 hours is a long time to spend on an airplane. Even a 787.

12 months ago

Cathay Pacific Needs to Get in the Low Cost Carrier Game

Cathay Pacific Needs to Get in the Low Cost Carrier Game

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Cathay Pacific has had years to watch low cost airlines steal share from European legacy carriers. Asia has been a little behind Europe, but it's increasingly clear that Asian travelers also demand cheap flights with few frills. Cathay needs to give customers what they want, or it will be in trouble.

1 year ago

Emirates Ranks First in Launch of TripAdvisor’s Review-Based Global Airline Rankings

Emirates Ranks First in Launch of TripAdvisor’s Review-Based Global Airline Rankings

Brian Sumers, Skift

Travelers are entitled to their own opinions, and it makes sense that Emirates is the overall No. 1. But does Aeroflot truly have the world's best business class product?

1 year ago

Airlines Become More Sophisticated With Personalized Offers for Passengers

Airlines Become More Sophisticated With Personalized Offers for Passengers

Brian Sumers, Skift

Many of the world's airlines know they're not as good as retailers like Amazon in targeting offers for individual passengers. A lot of carriers want to improve, so they can get the right offer in front of the right person at the right time. But it won't be easy, since airlines often have clunky computer systems.

1 year ago

Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific Once Dominated Asian Skies but There’s a New World Order

Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific Once Dominated Asian Skies but There’s a New World Order

David Fickling , Bloomberg

Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines were once two of the world's most iconic airlines. They're still good at what they do, but they face new threats from both discounters and opulent Middle Eastern Airlines. And neither seems to know exactly how to respond.

1 year ago