Singapore-Hong Kong Travel Bubble To Launch May 26 After Delays

By Chen Chuanren Apr 26, 2021
The air travel bubble (ATB) connecting Singapore (SIN) and Hong Kong (HKG) will finally open on May 26, nearly six months after the initial launch was postponed after cases surged in the Chinese special administrative region.
Airports & Routes

Singapore Airlines To Be First To Pilot IATA Travel Pass App

By Chen Chuanren Mar 08, 2021
Singapore Airlines will become the first airline to trial the IATA Travel Pass mobile application in a pilot program involving passengers traveling one-way from Singapore (SIN) to London (LHR) from March 15-28.
Airlines & Lessors

Singapore Airlines Defers Deliveries, Swaps 787-10s For 777-9s

By Chen Chuanren Feb 09, 2021
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has reached agreements with Airbus and Boeing to defer the delivery of more than 130 aircraft in its order book past the contracted timeframe and some beyond the immediate five years.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Singapore Airlines Looks To Cargo, Network Growth To Sustain Revenue

By Chen Chuanren Feb 04, 2021
The Singapore Airlines (SIA) group reported a net loss of S$141.8 million for its fiscal 2020 third quarter (Q3), despite a 45% quarter-on-quarter improvement in passenger traffic. 
Airlines & Lessors

Singapore Airlines To Fly SilkAir’s 737s Starting In March

By Chen Chuanren Jan 28, 2021
On March 4, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will begin flying Boeing 737-800s being absorbed into the SIA fleet from SilkAir. 
Airlines & Lessors

Singapore Airlines Adds COVID-19 Test Booking To Travel Pass Platform

By Chen Chuanren Jan 20, 2021
Singapore Airlines (SIA) is trialing a new function in its digital travel portal that will allow passengers to book COVID-19 tests and receive results on one platform. 
Airlines & Lessors

Singapore Airlines Raises Half Billion In New U.S.-Dollar Bonds

By Chen Chuanren Jan 14, 2021
Singapore Airlines (SIA) said it has raised $500 million (S$377 million) in its second bond issuance in as many months. 
Airlines & Lessors

Singapore Airlines Raises S$500M In New Bond Offering

By Chen Chuanren Nov 24, 2020
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has raised another S$500 million ($372 million) after tapping the bond market for the second time this month. 
Airlines & Lessors

Rising Viral Cases Delay Singapore-Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble Launch

By Chen Chuanren Nov 23, 2020
The opening of a highly anticipated air travel bubble between Singapore (SIN) and Hong Kong (HKG) was deferred by two weeks, a day before the first ATB flight was set to depart on Nov. 22.
Airports & Routes

Singapore Airlines Bolsters Cash Reserves With New $630M Bond 

By Chen Chuanren Nov 13, 2020
Singapore Airlines has raised S$850 million ($630 million) in a convertible bond issue exercise reserved for a “variety of institutional investors.”
Airlines & Lessors

Hong Kong, Singapore To Start Air Travel Bubble Nov. 22

By Chen Chuanren Nov 11, 2020
Hong Kong and Singapore will begin a bilateral quarantine-free air travel bubble (ATB) between the two cities starting from Nov. 22.
Airports & Routes

Singapore Airlines Mulls Second Liquidity Boost

By Chen Chuanren Nov 09, 2020
Singapore Airlines (SIA) is weighing its option to raise another S$6.2 billion ($4.6 billion) in mandatory convertible bonds (MCB) as it burns through S$300 million in cash monthly amid slower than expected recovery. 
Airlines & Lessors

Singapore Airlines Culls 26 Aircraft, Posts $2.5B Loss For Fiscal H1

By Chen Chuanren Nov 06, 2020
SINGAPORE—As part of a fleet and network review, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will phase out seven of its Airbus A380 fleet along with 19 more Airbus and…
Airlines & Lessors

SIA To Commercialize Training Entity, Offering Courses To External Firms

By Chen Chuanren Nov 03, 2020
To generate more alternate revenue amid the pandemic and after rising demand for its training speciality, Singapore Airlines (SIA) is commercializing its training services by setting up the Singapore Airlines Academy.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Restructuring Means Big Changes For Southeast Asian Flag-Carriers

By Adrian Schofield Oct 23, 2020
Southeast Asia’s airline industry is being shaken up by a wave of restructuring programs prompted by the COVID-19 crisis, with most of the region’s flag-carriers looking to downsize to survive.
Airlines & Lessors

Singapore Airlines Offers Experiences To Generate Revenue 

By Chen Chuanren Sep 29, 2020
Singapore Airlines (SIA) is opening the doors to its training center and offering an A380 dining experience under the banner “discover your Singapore Airlines” as it searches for alternate revenue streams. 
Airlines & Lessors

Singapore Airlines Shelves Seat Refit On 737-800s, For Now

By Chen Chuanren Sep 28, 2020
Singapore Airlines will not refit its SilkAir Boeing 737-800s with new lie-flat business class seats, as the regional unit reintegrates with the parent carrier. 
Interiors & Connectivity

Singapore Airlines Group Cuts 4,300 Positions

By Chen Chuanren Sep 10, 2020
Positioning itself for a protracted recovery, the Singapore Airlines (SIA) group has announced it will cut 4,300 positions across the group’s three airlines—Scoot, SilkAir, and Singapore Airlines—including 2,400 compulsory layoffs in Singapore and overseas stations. 
Airlines & Lessors

SIA Details Rights Issue Funds Spending, Lands Training Deal

By Chen Chuanren Aug 20, 2020
Singapore Airlines (SIA)—responding to an Aug. 20 Bloomberg report that claimed the flag-carrier had, in two months, “burned through” half of the S$8.8 billion ($6.4 billion) raised in a rights issue—said its spending has “always been extremely careful and judicious.”
Airlines & Lessors

Singapore Airlines To Review Fleet Size; Reports $805M Fiscal Q1 Loss

By Chen Chuanren Jul 29, 2020
SINGAPORE—Singapore Airlines (SIA) is likely to complete a fleet-size review by November after projecting its passenger capacity will still be less…
Airlines & Lessors

Singapore Airlines Raises Another $541M Amid Slow Recovery

By Chen Chuanren Jul 23, 2020
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has secured another S$750 million ($541 million) in funding, taking the total liquidity it has raised since April 1 to S$11 billion.
Airlines & Lessors

Singapore Airlines Sees More Fuel Hedging Losses As Recovery Slows

By Chen Chuanren Jul 17, 2020
Singapore Airlines (SIA) is warning of a material operating loss for its fiscal 2020-21 first quarter (Q1) as the industry’s recovery proceeds at a pace slower than initially predicted. 
Airlines & Lessors

Singapore Airlines Passenger Demand Dried Up In May

By Chen Chuanren Jun 15, 2020
As the COVID-19 lockdown and border closures dragged into their second full month in Singapore, flag-carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA) group saw May passenger volume plunge 99.7% year-on-year (YOY).  
Airlines & Lessors

Singapore Unveils COVID-Era Transit Experience

By Chen Chuanren Jun 11, 2020
Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Changi Airport (SIN) have given more details on how transiting will work in the age of COVID-19.
Airports & Routes

Singapore Airlines Back On ‘Steady Footing’ After Raising $7.2B

By Chen Chuanren Jun 08, 2020
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has successfully raised S$10 billion ($7.2 billion) in funding from the issuance of rights as well as securing new long-term and short-term loans from various sources.
Airlines & Lessors