SIA Starts Scrapping A380s Locally; Singapore Airshow Could Be Postponed

By Chen Chuanren Oct 06, 2021
Singapore Airlines is parting out two A380s and a 777-200ER locally at the Changi Exhibition Center, site of the Singapore Airshow. Next year's airshow is scheduled to be held in February but Aviation Daily has learned that this date is in doubt.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Memo: Asian Carriers Push Green Projects Despite Pandemic

By Adrian Schofield Jul 08, 2021
Recent examples show that airlines in Asia-Pacific are willing to devote resources to sustainability efforts at a time when they are also looking under every rock to cut costs.
Airlines & Lessors

Scoot Ready To Meet Demand, Begins A321neo Operations

By Chen Chuanren Jun 28, 2021
Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson updated the media on the LCC's progress as it launched Airbus A321neo operations on June 28.
Airlines & Lessors

Singapore Airlines Begins Restoring U.S. Fifth Freedom Flights

By David Casey May 12, 2021
Singapore Airlines is to resume flights between Los Angeles (LAX) and Tokyo Narita (NRT) as the airline continues to rebuild its U.S. network.
Airports & Routes

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