Articles tagged “singapore airlines”

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.

4 weeks 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 month 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?

3 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months ago

Singapore Airlines Sees Low-Cost Carriers as Key to Its Global Expansion

Singapore Airlines Sees Low-Cost Carriers as Key to Its Global Expansion

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Singapore Airlines Group is looking at what the gulf carriers have done to make their homes a hub for North American and European travelers going to Asia. It wants to make its hub at Singapore's Changi Airport a crossroads for North America and Europe, too, and sees its low-cost portfolio as important to that strategy.

7 months ago

Asia’s Largest Airlines May Soon Cut Passenger Perks

Asia’s Largest Airlines May Soon Cut Passenger Perks

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Airlines elsewhere moved a more a la carte model for passengers services years ago, so it never made sense that some airlines in Asia held out. That's beginning to change, though the region's carriers still offer far more perks than the average American airline.

7 months ago

Singapore Airlines is the Latest Asian Carrier to Report Falling Profits

Singapore Airlines is the Latest Asian Carrier to Report Falling Profits

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Few airlines offer as impressive an onboard product as Singapore, but that's no guarantee for profits. Many of Asia's airlines, both low cost and full service, have been lowering their fares recently, and Singapore must do the same to keep pace.

8 months ago

Southeast Asia’s Biggest Airlines Face Increased Competition

Southeast Asia’s Biggest Airlines Face Increased Competition

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Profits are high, but it's not an easy time for full-service Southeast Asian airlines. Cathay Pacific and Singapore are getting squeezed by both budget carriers and ultra-luxury Gulf airlines.

11 months ago

The World’s Latest Longest Scheduled Flight Is Getting a Bigger Plane

The World’s Latest Longest Scheduled Flight Is Getting a Bigger Plane

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

The Gulf region continues its growth as the world's most well-placed airport hub.

1 year ago

Singapore Airlines to Fly San Francisco-Singapore Nonstop to Compete With United

Singapore Airlines to Fly San Francisco-Singapore Nonstop to Compete With United

Brian Sumers, Skift

Singapore Airlines will defend its home turf against United Airlines by launching new non-stops between Singapore and San Francisco. The airline does not have the perfect aircraft, but it will make due for a couple of years until a better plane arrives.

1 year ago

To Attract More Premium Passengers, Asian and Middle East Airlines Raise the Bar on In-Flight Meals

To Attract More Premium Passengers, Asian and Middle East Airlines Raise the Bar on In-Flight Meals

Adam Majendie and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Gourmet meals for first-class and business-class flyers are nothing new, but these airlines are taking their offerings to new heights in an effort to win over hungry, big-spending, and food-minded flyers.

1 year ago