Articles tagged “singapore airlines”

Cathay Pacific Makes a Pricing Blunder It Can Not Afford

Cathay Pacific Makes a Pricing Blunder It Can Not Afford

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Struggling Cathay can’t afford pricing errors such as this, although every once in awhile when these blunders by airlines happen, don't we wish we would be so lucky to have bought a ticket?

2 weeks ago

This Is a Golden Age for First Class Airline Travel

This Is a Golden Age for First Class Airline Travel

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Note that no U.S. carriers are mentioned in this article praising today's first-class cabins. Just saying.

3 months ago

What the World’s Longest Flight Feels Like

What the World’s Longest Flight Feels Like

Sarah Wells, Bloomberg

We agree. We'd put up with a lot to avoid a layover. Even 18 hours without a shower.

3 months ago

How Singapore Air Made Its Ultra-Long-Haul Route to New York Viable Again

How Singapore Air Made Its Ultra-Long-Haul Route to New York Viable Again

Angus Whitley and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Technological advancements make the Singapore-New York route much more cost-effective but what happens if oil breaks the $100-a-barrel mark?

3 months ago

Singapore Airlines Readies for World’s Longest Flight

Singapore Airlines Readies for World’s Longest Flight

Anand Krishnamoorthy, Bloomberg

As fuel efficiency continues to improve, the next generation of ultra-long-range aircraft will enable more of these routes to pop up. Qantas has debuted a London-Perth nonstop route, for example.

4 months ago

EasyJet Adds Singapore Air to Flight Connections

EasyJet Adds Singapore Air to Flight Connections

Guy Johnson and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

It's a nice feature for EasyJet to have but wouldn't potential customers just use an online travel agency instead?

4 months ago

American and Singapore Airlines Rework Loyalty Programs for China’s Alibaba

American and Singapore Airlines Rework Loyalty Programs for China’s Alibaba

Daniel Meesak, Jing Travel

Just when you might have thought the Chinese online travel market might be stabilizing because Ctrip bought a couple of major competitors, along comes Tencent's Meituan Travel and Alibaba's Fliggy. The latter appeals to a younger demographic, a fact that many airlines may find especially appealing.

5 months ago

Singapore Air CEO Sees Cargo Demand Slowing as Trade Battle Brews

Singapore Air CEO Sees Cargo Demand Slowing as Trade Battle Brews

Eliza Haverstock and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Earlier this month, Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg told Skift the air cargo business was holding up well, as Chinese consumers were importing high-value items from the rest of the world. Has something changed? Or is Singapore Air's situation different?

7 months ago

The Exceptional Jet Singapore Airlines Will Use for the World’s Longest Flight

The Exceptional Jet Singapore Airlines Will Use for the World’s Longest Flight

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Singapore Airlines has unique needs. It wants to fly nonstop from Singapore to New York, and the route is so important for the airline that it's willing to fly the jet with far fewer seats than it could otherwise hold. Not many other airlines are willing to make that tradeoff.

8 months ago

Singapore Air Firms Up Plans for Revived, Ultra-Long New York Route

Singapore Air Firms Up Plans for Revived, Ultra-Long New York Route

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

As fuel efficiency continues to improve and the next generation of long-range aircraft comes online, we should expect more of these ultra-long-haul routes to spring up.

8 months ago

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.

10 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.

11 months ago