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November 9, 2017 5:10 AM General Electric signs $3.5 billion deals in China

BEIJING - General Electric Co signed three aviation and engine deals with Chinese partners worth a total of $3.5 billion on the sidelines of a state visit to Beijing by U.S. President Donald Trump, who has been looking to stir up U.S.-China trade. The partnerships were signed in the presence of Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, as well as U.S. Commerce 21

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 20

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 3

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 4

October 31, 2017 11:02 AM China, South Korea agree to mend ties after THAAD standoff

SEOUL/BEIJING: Seoul and Beijing on Tuesday agreed to move beyond a year-long stand-off over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, a dispute that has been devastating to South Korean businesses that rely on Chinese consumers. The unexpected detente comes just days before U.S. President Donald Trump begins a trip to Asia, where 11

October 31, 2017 6:51 AM T4 opening significant as Changi charts new flight path

SINGAPORE - The opening of Changi Airport Terminal 4 is a big deal for the Singapore aviation story. For one thing, it's not every day that an airport opens a new terminal, hence the grand welcome and send-off - with lights, cameras, garlands, food and drinks - for those on the first flights in and out. The last time Changi did this was in January 2008, when T3 started 8

October 31, 2017 5:31 AM South Korea, China say to mend ties after THAAD standoff

SEOUL/BEIJING: South Korea and China have agreed to work swiftly to get their relations back on track following a year-long standoff over the deployment of a controversial U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea. The installation of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system had angered China and spilled over into trade, hurting South 10

October 31, 2017 3:10 AM South Korea, China seek to mend relations after THAAD fallout

SEOUL/BEIJING: South Korea and China have agreed to work swiftly to get their relations back on track following a year-long standoff over the deployment of a controversial U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea. The installation of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system had angered China and spilled over into trade, hurting South 4

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 9

October 30, 2017 10:53 PM Changi Airport's Terminal 4 opens for business; smooth operations for first arriving and departing flights

SINGAPORE - Changi Airport's newest terminal - T4 - started its first day of operations early Tuesday (Oct 31) morning, marking a critical milestone in Singapore's aviation history. Airport operations went off without a hitch with passengers for the first flight out to Hong Kong streaming in as early as 4am to the departure hall to use the self-check-in 3