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Star Wars’ X-wing and TIE fighters featured at Singapore Changi airport

Star Wars characters with rebel X-wing Fighter. Photo courtesy Changi Airport

Till January 5th, Singapore Changi airport will feature the iconic X-wingTM fighter and TIE fighterTM in full life size. Ahead of the release of the latest edition of famous Star Wars films, The Force Awakens, the X-wing fighter will be featured at the airport’s Terminal 3 departure hall, while five life-sized Imperial StormtroopersTM guard the Galactic Empire’s TIE fighter in …

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Singapore Airlines to re-launch world’s longest non-stop flights

CGI of Singapore Airlines A350-900. Airbus image.

Singapore Airlines which used to operate two of the world’s longest non-stop flights, between Singapore and both Los Angeles and Newark, will re-launch these flights in 2018. The island nation’s flag carrier has signed an agreement with European airframer Airbus, to be the launch customer for the new A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range) variant of the itself new, A350 aircraft. The airline has …

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Singapore’s premium economy seat is wider than many others’ business class

Singapore Airline's India country head David Lau demonstrates the new premium economy seat

Singapore Airlines is known for its luxurious approach to passengers, some would call it over the top (OTT). A similar approach seems to be applied to the airline’s new Premium Economy (PEY) class which is being retrofitted on to the airline’s existing Airbus A380 fleet of 19 aircraft, and another 19 Boeing 777-300ERs (airline internal designation 77WN). The first 20 …

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Tigerair to operate Lucknow service

Tigerair Airbus A320 9V-TRN.

Singapore based low cost carrier, Tigerair will begin a non-stop service between Singapore and Lucknow from 3rd December 2015. The airline will be the first to offer a non-stop flight between Changi International Airport and Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport. The flights to Lucknow will be available three days a week operating on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Lucknow marks the …

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New Delhi airport world’s best, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad in top 5

New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) Terminal 3 overview. Photo courtesy DIAL.

New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi international airport (IGIA) has been ranked as world’s best airport for the year 2014, in the airport service quality (ASQ) awards of Airports Council International, in the 25 to 40 million passengers per annum (MPPA) size category. The ASQ awards survey covers 34 key service areas including major categories such as access, check-in, security, airport facilities, …

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In pictures: Singapore Airlines’ new premium economy class, routes, dates

Singapore Airlines A380-800 9V-SKD. Image copyright Devesh Agarwal

Singapore Airlines has finally unveiled its previously announced premium economy class, and has opened up selected routes for sale which will commence operations on August 9, 2015, the island nation’s 50th independence anniversary, on the Singapore Sydney route. Singapore Airlines will invest $80 million to install the new class on 19 Airbus A380s, 19 Boeing 777-300ERs (B77Ws) and the first …

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AirAsia confirms crash of flight #QZ8051

AirAsia Indonesia Airbus A320 PK-AXF.

AirAsia confirmed the crash of flight QZ8051 with the loss of all souls on board. This is a sad way to end 2014 and we reproduce the airline’s statement as is. In the traditional farewell to the departed pilots we say “Blue skies and tailwinds forever, with unlimited ceiling and visibility” SURABAYA, 30 DECEMBER 2014 – AirAsia Indonesia regrets to …

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Always keep your seat belt fastened when seated

Updates – Join us to educate travelling public Since we wrote the original story almost six years ago, many more incidents have occurred and injuries caused. Just two stories we have documented for your reading. First 23 people hurt on an Emirates airline flight to Kochi due to turbulence. Just yesterday, 22 people hurt aboard a Singapore Airlines A380 en-route …

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Seat-belt warning. Mumbai bound A380 suffers injuries during turbulence

Bangalore Aviation has always promoted the wearing of seat-belts when seated on-board an aircraft. An incident on-board a Mumbai bound flight highlights our safety campaign. On Saturday October 18, 2014, at around 21:30 IST (16:00Z) approximately 30 minutes before arrival, a Singapore Airlines A380-800 9V-SKJ performing flight SQ424 from Singapore to Mumbai with 408 passengers and 25 crew on-board, suffered …

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AirAsia under-serves Bangalore, hub of its Indian subsidiary

AirAsia A320 9M-AHS at Penang airport.

A confusion exists on the website of AirAsia with regards to its ‘Fly-Thru’ connectivity service on flights to and from Bangalore. While the flight schedules page of the website offers the connecting service between Bangalore and domestic Malaysian destinations like Penang, Langkawi, Denpesar-Bali, to international destinations like Singapore, Sydney, Perth, and Manila, the booking page does not allow booking of …

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Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand alliance code-share flights on sale now

Star Alliance members Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand who announced an alliance in February, will launch their flights under the alliance from January 6, 2015. Tickets for their code-share flights are on sale now. The alliance will see the two airlines operating one daily round-trip flight each, between Singapore and Auckland, and Singapore Airlines operating a daily flight between …

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Air India under-serves Chennai in new non-stop to Singapore strategy

Air India Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner line number 35 test registered N1015 (later became VT-ANH) at the India Aviation show, Hyderabad March 2012. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

National carrier Air India will introduce an all Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, all non-stop flights strategy to Singapore from October. The airline already operates the new aircraft on the New Delhi Singapore route, and currently operates an Airbus A330-200* a Boeing 787-8 on the Mumbai Chennai Singapore return route. The new flight schedule is : AI342 will depart Mumbai at 00:05 …

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Bi-lateral air services agreements: strategic assets for aviation

Map of bilateral air services agreements between World Trade Organization members. Courtesy of the Air Services Agreement Projector, World Trade Organization, 2007

The Jet-Etihad deal last year brought to the forefront the issue of bi-lateral air services agreements or bi-laterals in short. Bi-lateral agreements and their impact on the aviation sector including routes and profitability is extremely critical. We present a two part series that highlights bilateral agreements and freedoms of the air. In part one, we will cover what are bi-lateral air …

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Jet Airways and Vietnam Airlines in code-share partnership

Jet Airways' Boeing 737-800 VT-JBD

India’s largest private airline Jet Airways has entered into a reciprocal code-share agreement with national carrier Vietnam Airlines. Jet Airways will place its marketing code on Vietnam Airlines’ flights from Bangkok and Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Hanoi. Vietnam Airlines will place its marketing code on Jet Airways’ services between Bangkok and Mumbai/Delhi, and between Singapore and …

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Opinion: Un-fare meddling DGCA must focus on passenger friendly policies

Air India Airbus A321 VT-PPO. Seen here handing in the early morning light at Bangalore Airport.

Last Sunday, June 15th, The Economic Times newspaper carried my opinion piece on the excessive meddling of the Indian civil aviation regulator the Directorate General of Civil Aviation or DGCA in short, in the day-to-day operations of airlines in India. Using the example of how the DGCA, in direct contradiction of its own policies (read DGCA ATC 3 of 2013 …

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Singapore Airlines first to start A380 service to India

Singapore Airlines has confirmed it will be the first airline to commence scheduled services of the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380, to India. The surprise announcement beats out Dubai-based Emirates airline, the largest foreign carrier in India, and coincidentally, the world’s largest A380 operator, which was widely expected to be the first to commence the super-jumbo’s flights to …

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Singapore Airline and Air New Zealand form alliance

Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand have agreed to form an alliance enabling Air New Zealand to fly the Auckland-Singapore route again and Singapore Airlines to operate the Airbus A380 to New Zealand for the first time. Air New Zealand last operated to Singapore in 2006. The A380 would be operated daily by Singapore Airlines between Singapore and Auckland, progressively …

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Singapore Airlines A380 diverts to New Delhi on medical emergency

Singapore Airlines A380-800 9V-SKD. Image copyright Devesh Agarwal

Just as there are talks of permitting A380 operations in India, a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-800 registration 9V-SKT operating flight SQ321 from London Heathrow, United Kingdom to Singapore Changi airport, with 388 passengers onboard (number of crew unknown at this time) was forced to divert to New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), India, due to a medical emergency. The …

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Jet Airways and Garuda Indonesia sign code share agreement

Jet Airways and national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia have concluded a code share agreement for connectivity between India and Indonesia.Under the arrangement, using Singapore as a hub, Jet Airways will place its marketing code on Garuda Indonesia’s flights between Singapore and Jakarta and Garuda will place its marketing code on Jet Airways’ flights between Singapore and Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai. …

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Singapore Airlines debuts new 777 cabin products on Mumbai route for a limited time

by Devesh Agarwal Singapore Airlines débuted its latest cabin products on its Boeing 777-300ER flying between Mumbai and Singapore for a limited time. This is the latest cabin product of the premium airline which will be standard on its Airbus A350-900 aircraft, but which is also fitted on eight of its new Boeing 777-300ERs, the latest of which was recently …

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