Why you should ditch touristy holiday destinations for Sibu — Malaysia’s quaint city on Borneo Island

Why you should ditch touristy holiday destinations for Sibu — Malaysia’s quaint city on Borneo Island

Though bustling Kuala Lumpur in the peninsular part of Malaysia ranks as its capital, but across the South China Sea and on Borneo Island lies the quaint city of Sibu. | Photo Credit: Adithya Narayan London, Paris and Bangkok are tourist destinations that double up as capital cities and are on most people’s checklists, for … Read more

Scoot begins air services from Singapore to Malaysia’s Sibu

Scoot begins air services from Singapore to Malaysia’s Sibu

The Sibu Airport is expected to witness an increase of a maximum of 300 passengers per week with the start of Scoot’s new service. | Photo Credit: Adithya Narayan Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, will be offering non-stop services from Singapore to Malaysia’s Sibu starting with the inaugural flight that took off on June … Read more

Twelve injured as Qatar Airways Dublin flight hits turbulence, airport says

Twelve injured as Qatar Airways Dublin flight hits turbulence, airport says

Twelve people travelling on a Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Ireland were injured during a bout of turbulence, Dublin Airport said on Sunday, adding that the plane landed safely and as scheduled. Flight QR017, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, landed shortly before 1 p.m. Dublin time (1200 GMT), the airport said. “Upon landing, the aircraft … Read more

Singaporean investigators analyse recorders from turbulence-hit flight

Singaporean investigators analyse recorders from turbulence-hit flight

The interior of Singapore Airlines flight SQ321 is pictured after an emergency landing at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport, in Bangkok, Thailand May 21, 2024. | Photo Credit: Reuters Singaporean investigators are analysing a cockpit voice recorder and a flight data recorder after one passenger died and more than 100 were injured when a Singapore Airlines … Read more

Singapore Airlines turbulence: 22 passengers suffered spinal cord injuries, 6 had head trauma

Singapore Airlines turbulence: 22 passengers suffered spinal cord injuries, 6 had head trauma

An Australian passenger, center, who was injured on a flight that was battered by severe turbulence, talks to reporters at Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, May 23, 2024. | Photo Credit: AP Twenty-two passengers from a Singapore Airlines flight that was hit by turbulence on May 21, have spinal cord injuries and six … Read more

Flights to India will operate at pre-pandemic levels by October 30, says Singapore Airlines

Flights to India will operate at pre-pandemic levels by October 30, says Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced that it will return to its pre-pandemic level of operations to India by October 30, buoyed by a robust surge in the demand for air travel. Singapore’s flag carrier will progressively operate 17 weekly flights to Chennai, up from the current 10 flights per week, it said on Tuesday. Similarly, … Read more

Singapore Airlines sees rebound in travel demand; bookings picking up

Singapore Airlines sees rebound in travel demand; bookings picking up

Singapore Airlines on Monday said travel demand is rebounding and the momentum in bookings is picking up as the carrier unveiled upgraded lounges at the Changi airport here under the airline’s SGD 50 million project to further boost its products and services offerings. Reflecting a rebound in travel demand, Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group’s load factor … Read more

Singapore Airlines plans to increase flights to India

Singapore Airlines plans to increase flights to India

Buoyed by a strong recovery in travel demand in the Indian market, Singapore Airlines plans to increase the number of flights to India where the group is currently operating at around 75 per cent of its pre-pandemic capacity. Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group — comprising full service carrier Singapore Airlines and low-cost airline Scoot — currently … Read more

Singapore Airlines to expand vaccinated travel lane network to India, 26 other countries: Report

Singapore Airlines to expand vaccinated travel lane network to India, 26 other countries: Report

Passenger capacity is expected to reach around 57 per cent of what it was pre-COVID-19 by April this year. Singapore Airlines and its low-cost carrier Scoot will expand its Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) network from March 16 to connect to 66 cities in 27 countries, including India, a media report said on Tuesday. VTL allows … Read more

Tata-owned Vistara wins big at World Airline Awards, jumps to 28th in global rankings

Tata-owned Vistara wins big at World Airline Awards, jumps to 28th in global rankings

Vistara Chief Executive Officer Leslie Thng expressed his delight at winning the two awards. (File) Tata-owned full-service carrier Vistara has bagged the award for Best Airline in India & Southern Asia at the 2021 World Airline Awards. The 2021 World Airline Awards was based on surveys of over 13 million flyers between September 2019 and … Read more