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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 140

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 118

October 29, 2017 9:04 PM Changi set for record passenger traffic this year

Changi Airport is set for another year of record passenger numbers, with airlines adding more flights to existing destinations and including new ones as they ramp up for the year-end peak travel season. Close to 130 new flights a week - the highest in at least four years - offering travellers about 26,400 one-way seats to and from Singapore to 18 destinations 99

October 27, 2017 3:27 PM Apple says iPhone X pre-orders are "off the charts"

REUTERS: Apple Inc quashed any concern of muted demand for its iPhone X on Friday, saying pre-orders for the 10th anniversary phone were "off the charts". The company's shares, which have fallen steadily since it announced in early September it would launch two iPhones within two months, rose nearly 3 percent in response. Pre-orders for the much-anticipated 104

October 25, 2017 10:20 PM North Korea: threat of atmospheric nuclear test should be taken literally

WASHINGTON - The North Korean foreign minister's recent warning of a possible atmospheric nuclear test over the Pacific Ocean should be taken literally, a senior North Korean official told CNN in an interview aired on Wednesday. "The foreign minister is very well aware of the intentions of our supreme leader, so I think you should take his words literally 15

October 25, 2017 12:35 PM Sprint's quarterly loss narrower than estimated; merger speculated

NEW YORK - Sprint Corp reported a narrower quarterly loss on Wednesday than analysts expected as it added subscribers, and the wireless carrier declined to hold a post-earnings conference call amid speculation of a merger with rival T-Mobile US Inc . Sources told Reuters this week that T-Mobile and Sprint were laying the groundwork for special committees 77

October 13, 2017 6:21 AM ASEAN ministers sign agreements to make travel easier across member countries

SINGAPORE: The member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed multiple initiatives to strengthen transport between states at the close of the 23rd ASEAN Transport Ministers Meeting on Friday (Oct 13). These included initiatives to liberalise air services in the region, improve the safety and efficiency of air travel and to facilitate 82

October 13, 2017 5:32 AM New agreements inked to boost ease of air and land travel in South-east Asia

SINGAPORE — Travellers can look forward to smoother travel by air and on land within South-east Asia, following the signing of five new transport agreements between the 10 member states of the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean). Asean transport ministers inked the agreements on Friday (Oct 13) at the closing of this year’s Asean Transport 22

October 6, 2017 6:02 AM Singapore Airlines plans wide-ranging initiatives to 'reclaim market leadership'

SINGAPORE: Flag carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA) is pursuing a three-year plan of wide-ranging initiatives aimed at helping it reclaim market leadership, a recent circular showed. This phase of the airline's "transformation" is meant to ensure it "continues to be a leader in customer service, and to claim market and financial leadership once again" 30

October 6, 2017 4:52 AM SIA to ‘invest heavily’ in digital: Can it retain the human to tech ratio?

Singapore Airlines has revealed plans to invest heavily in digital over the next five years as it embarks on its “next stage of transformation”. This follows the creation of its “transformation office” created in June to review what the organisation is doing and better position itself for growth. According to a recent memo sent to SIA employees from CEO Goh Choon 37