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November 7, 2017 10:30 AM Singapore Airlines Q2 net profit nearly triples to S$190 million

SINGAPORE — Singapore Airlines Ltd said on Tuesday (Nov 7) second-quarter net profit nearly tripled on the back of stronger operating results. The carrier, a benchmark for Asia's full-service airline industry, earned S$190 million (US$139.26 million) in the three months to Sept. 30, up from S$65 million a year before, it said in a stock exchange filing 434

November 2, 2017 11:02 AM Singapore Air splurges S$1.15 billion to redefine luxury with revamped A380 cabins

SINGAPORE — Singapore Airlines Ltd, the first carrier to put a double bed in its cabins, is spending US$850 million (S$1.15 billion) to refit all its Airbus SE A380 jets to take airborne luxury up another notch. The airline on Thursday unveiled its first major overhaul across cabin classes of its Airbus SE A380s since 2007, when it became the first carrier 208

November 2, 2017 2:30 AM SIA's new A-380s to offer better seats and carry more economy, premium economy passengers

SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines (SIA) has revealed - as it unveiled new seats and other in-flight products as part of a US$850 million (S$1.16 billion) investment - that its Airbus 380s will carry more economy and premium economy passengers than they do now. This, though, will not be at the expense of customer comfort and convenience, the airline said. The first 168

October 30, 2017 11:19 PM Changi T4 off to smooth start, to serve 20 flights on first day

SINGAPORE — Changi Airport's fourth and newest terminal is off to a smooth start on its first full day of operations. Some 250 travellers from Hong Kong were among the first to arrive at Terminal 4 (T4) at around 5.25am on Tuesday (Oct 31), via a Cathay Pacific flight. The same aircraft, with another 250 passengers on board, turned around and took off at 6.50am as the first 134

October 29, 2017 11:40 PM Miami flights from $920 return

Score savings of over $380 when you fly United. Los Angeles flight sales come and go but one US city we rarely see fall below $1,000 return is Miami. United Airlines is selling cheap seats to Florida priced from just $920 return. You'll be flying United Airlines all the way, so there's no need for any unnecessary airline changes. You will have at least 146

October 27, 2017 10:59 PM United launches longest flight to or from US

United Airlines on Friday was set to launch the longest non-stop flight to or from the United States, an 8,700-mile (14,001-kilometer) journey connecting Los Angeles and Singapore. The nearly 18-hour flight will depart Los Angeles at 9:25 pm local time and will land on Sunday in Singapore at 6:20 am local time. United officials said the daily service 146

October 24, 2017 9:00 PM SIA-Boeing deal a 'win-win' for both sides

WASHINGTON • Singapore Airlines (SIA) has signed a deal with American aircraft manufacturer Boeing to buy 39 aeroplanes worth almost US$14 billion (S$19 billion). The signing ceremony at the White House's Roosevelt Room on Monday was witnessed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is on an official working visit to the United States, and President Donald 141

October 24, 2017 12:46 AM Remarks by President Trump and PM Lee in joint statement

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and US President Donald Trump on Monday (Oct 23) made joint statements at the White House after witnessing the signing of a US$14 billion deal between Singapore Airlines and Boeing. Speaking at the joint media conference, the leaders reaffirmed a "robust partnership" between the countries and outlined key areas 46

October 23, 2017 5:41 PM The Latest: Trump says Singapore aircraft deal means US jobs

The Latest: Trump says Singapore aircraft deal means US jobs President Donald Trump says Singapore's purchase of nearly $14 billion worth of Boeing aircraft will create 70,000 jobs in the U.S. Boeing's chief executive officer and the CEO of Singapore Airlines signed paperwork at the White House on Monday as the country's prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong 48

October 23, 2017 5:55 AM Indonesia seeks answer to why US blocked military chief's travel

JAKARTA: Indonesia on Monday said it was still awaiting a detailed explanation why the United States barred its military chief from travelling to the U.S., despite having a visa and an official invitation, although it had accepted an official apology. On Saturday, armed forces commander General Gatot Nurmantyo was stopped from boarding an Emirates flight 50