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Singapore Airlines launches its non-stop Singapore-San Francisco service

New Delhi [India], Oct.24 : Singapore Airlines has launched its non-stop Singapore-San Francisco service that links Singapore with the US West Coast. The new flights will be operated daily using Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

The inaugural flight, SQ32, departed Singapore Changi Airport at 0925hrs local time yesterday and arrived at San Francisco Airport at approximately 0850hrs local time.

The aircraft deployed for the inaugural flight is Singapore Airlines' sixth A350-900, which also happens to be the 10,000th aircraft delivered by Airbus.

This milestone aircraft was received at a special ceremony in Toulouse, France earlier this month and has a "10,000th Airbus Aircraft" logo on the fuselage.

Venture with Tata Group competitive collaboration: SIA

Singapore Airline TaTaVenture with Tata Group competitive collaboration: SIA Mumbai: Singapore Airlines (SIA), which is in the process of launching a full service carrier in a 49:51 joint venture with Tata Group, has said its partnership with the latter is a competitive collaboration.

"I think there is some compatibility obviously in the relationship. There is competitive collaboration and adversarial competition," SIA senior vice president for product services Tan Pee Teck said during a recent interaction.

Singapore Airlines' A380 to start operations in India

Singapore-Airlines-A380New Delhi, May 30 : Singapore Airlines' first commercial flight on its Airbus A380 aircraft in India will begin late Friday evening with operations starting to Mumbai and New Delhi.

The airline will become the first to operate the world's largest passenger carrier aircraft to India.

The aircraft is expected to land at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here at around 8.00 p. m. local time and at Mumbai at around 11.00 p. m. Friday night.

The first flight comes after the government in January 2014 allowed Airbus A380 to fly into the country.

Tata-Singapore Airlines plans to fly from September

Tata-Singapore-AirlinesNew Delhi, May 9 : The proposed joint venture (JV) airline of industrial conglomerate Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines plans to start operations from September 1, according to an application for an operating license submitted to the safety regulator.

"TATA-SIA proposes to engage initially domestic and eventually international full service scheduled passenger airline services in the civil aviation sector in India and to undertake ancillary activities related to airline services," the proposed airline said in its application.

Special offers by Singapore Airlines on its A380 services

Singapore-AirlinesNew Delhi, May 7 :  In a bid to attract more flyers to its maiden service of Airbus A380 aircraft in India, Singapore Airlines Wednesday announced introductory offers including special fares and bonus frequent flier miles.

"The introduction of A380 services from Mumbai and New Delhi allows us to offer the world's finest air travel experience to Indian travellers," David Lau, general manager-India, Singapore Airlines was quoted in a statement.

The new offers include additional discounts for existing and new fliers on the airline's A380 flight.

Singapore Airlines to fly Airbus A380 jets to Delhi, Mumbai

Singapore Airlines to fly Airbus A380 jets to Delhi, MumbaiSingapore Airlines (SIA) will start operating super-jumbo aircraft Airbus A380 to New Delhi and Mumbai from a number of international cities starting 30th of May this year.

In January, the government had lifted a ban on the use of Airbus A380 in the country, enabling airlines like Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Lufthansa to fly the super-jumbo jets in the world's second-most populous country.

Singapore Airlines to operate A380 aircraft from May

Singapore-AirlinesNew Delhi, April 7 : Singapore Airlines Monday said it will deploy Airbus A380 - the world's largest passenger aircraft - on select routes in India from May.

"A380 superjumbo will operate daily to both Mumbai and New Delhi with effect from May 30, 2014, taking over from two daily flights that currently serve each city using smaller Boeing 777s," the airline said in a statement.

"Another daily flight will continue to be operated with B777s. In total, 14 flights will serve each city per week."

The decision comes after the government allowed Airbus A380 to fly into the country in January.

Tata-SIA JV gets NOC from aviation ministry

Singapore AirlinesCivil aviation ministry on Wednesday issued no objection certificate (NOC) to the Tata-Singapore Airlines (SIA) joint venture (JV), clearing the final hurdle for the proposed airline's take off.

Ajit Singh civil aviation ministry gave NOC to the Tata-SIA JV in less than a week after the Union home ministry gave its approved security clearances to the JV's three board members. Of the three directors, one will be a foreigner and two will be Indians.

Tata-SIA hopes to start operation by May

Tata-SIA hopes to start operation by MayNew Delhi, Oct 25 : The new passenger carrier of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines should be operational by May next year, a top official of the joint venture said Friday.

"We hope that we will be able to launch by May-June (2014)," Prasad Menon, the proposed airline's chairman, told reporters after meeting Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh here.

His comments came a day after the government approved setting up the joint venture airline.

FIPB approves Tata-SIA airline JV proposal

FIPB approves Tata-SIA airline JV proposalThe Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) on Thursday cleared Tata Sons' proposal to launch a full-service airline in partnership with Singapore Airlines (SIA).

Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram yesterday announced that the Tata-SIA joint venture proposal had been approved by the FIPB without any conditions.

Confirming the development, a senior official from civil aviation ministry said, "The proposal by Tata-SIA had fulfilled all norms under the existing foreign investment rules and did not face any trouble from any ministry."

Government clears Tata-Singapore Airlines joint venture

Tata-Singapore-AirlinesNew Delhi, Oct 24  : The government Thursday approved the joint venture (JV) airline between industrial conglomerate Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines.

The two companies' plan for the launch of a new full-service private carrier based in New Delhi was approved by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), which met here.

Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram told reporters that the deal has been cleared.

Both the companies last month signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch an airline by investing $100 million and sought the FIPB's approval.

Tata-Singapore Airlines JV will be good for consumers & industry: says senior official

Tata-Singapore Airlines JV will be good for consumers & industry: says senior officialThe launch of proposed Tata Sons-Singapore Airlines joint venture (JV) airline will be beneficial for consumers as well as the India's civil aviation industry, a senior government official said.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the official said the proposed full service JV airline would provide a much needed boost to competition.

Singapore Airlines to increase flight services to India

Singapore-AirlinesNew Delhi, Sep 24 : Singapore Airlines Tuesday said it will increase its services to India to 107 flights a week from 98 next month. The new schedule will start Oct 27.

"India is an extremely important market for the Singapore Airlines Group and the nine additional weekly services clearly demonstrate our commitment to growing business and tourism exchange between both countries," said G. M. Toh, general manager India, Singapore Airlines.

"We look forward to further expanding our footprint in India with customer-centric investments focussed on quality products and services."

Tata Group accused of being unethical over its deal with Singapore Airlines

Tata Group accused of being unethical over its deal with Singapore Airlines Tata Group’s AirAsia India joint venture partners have accused the Tatas of being unethical and keeping them in the dark by silently hitting an agreement with Singapore International Airlines for creating another airline joint venture.

On Thursday, Tata Sons and Singapore Airlineson announced their plans to create a full-service domestic airline joint venture. The new JV will be creted with an initial investment of $100 million.

Learnt about Tata-SIA venture in morning, says Ajit Singh

Ajit-SinghNew Delhi, Sep 19 : Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Thursday said he came to know about the joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines to start a full service carrier in India only in the morning.

"I was just informed this morning through a courtesy call" by the Tatas, Ajit Singh told IANS.

"They (Tata Sons and SIA) will apply to the FIPB (foreign investment promotion board). Apart from this, I cannot comment any further. The application will have to take its due procedural course."

Tata inks deal with Singapore Airlines to start a new carrier

Singapore-Airline-TaTaMumbai, Sep 19 : Tata Sons have signed an agreement with Singapore Airlines and applied for necessary regulatory approval to set up a new airline in India, the two companies said in a joint statement.

"Subject to the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) and other regulatory approvals, the airline will be based in New Delhi and will operate under the full-service model," the statement said.

Tata Sons will control the majority 51 percent stake, while Singapore Airlines will own 49 percent in the proposed carrier. (IANS)

Singapore Airlines orders 60 planes worth $17 bn

Singapore-AirlinesSingapore, May 30 : Singapore Airlines has ordered 30 Airbus and 30 Boeing aircraft, with the total order worth more than $17 billion, the company said Thursday.

The company said the agreement with Airbus includes 30 firm-ordered A350-900 planes for delivery from the 2016-17 financial year, and plus options for 20 more, which may be "converted into firm orders for larger A350-1000s", Xinhua reported.

The company said the latest order also increased the number of firm orders to 70 for A350-900s, which are intended for use on medium and long-range routes.

Tata group not likely to enter aviation sector, says Ratan Tata

Tata group not likely to enter aviation sector, says Ratan TataRatan Tata, the outgoing Chairman of the Tata group, has said that the conglomerate is not likely to enter the civil aviation sector in the country due to destructive competition among various players.

Tata group was among the first to enter the sector in the country has since stayed away from the sector. Mr. Tata said that there was a proposal to set up a domestic carriers in association with Singapore International Airlines (SIA) in the mid-1990s.

Singapore Airlines aiming to sell 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic

Singapore Airlines aiming to sell 49 percent stake in Virgin AtlanticSingapore Airlines has indicated that it is holding discussions with interested companies for selling its 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic.

Singapore Airlines was using the partnership to offer trans-Atlantic routes amid stiff competition from British Airways in the UK. Singapore Air Chief Executive Officer Goh Choon Phong had also turned Virgin Atlantic's focus more towards Asia. The airline had ordered smaller aircrafts in its attempt to compete better with Asia's low cost airlines.

Singapore Air to halt direct flights to Newark, Los Angeles

Singapore Air to halt direct flights to Newark, Los AngelesSingapore Air has announced that it will stop operating direct flights from Singapore to Newark and Los Angeles in the US, which are the world's longest haul flights

Aviation passengers are increasing looking for cheap flights with budget carriers and thus the company has also decided to cut down on the in-flight amenities. There is also need for cheaper long flights as customers look for saving travelling costs.

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