Airline Weekly Lounge Episode 59: Forward-looking Statement

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Call it our year-in-preview show. In this first episode of 2017, we look at some of the more interesting stories that are ushering in the airline industry’s new year. Of course, 2017 doesn’t promise answers to all our questions. But we can hope, can’t we? Some of those questions: Leisure demand was one of the […]

Hope and Change: The world has changed for Singapore Airlines. Can Singapore Airlines change too?

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Nothing has changed. Yet everything has changed. In many ways, Singapore Airlines is the same high-flying jetsetter it always was. It’s still synonymous with world-class customer service. It’s still a pioneer in new aircraft technology and an innovator with respect to inflight amenities. It still has competitive operating costs and a strong balance sheet. It […]

Airline Weekly Lounge Episode 45 – Six Degrees of Singapore

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Wherever you go in the airline industry, you’re never too far from Singapore Airlines, a carrier that played a primary role in—count ‘em— four of the bigger storylines last week. Singapore is pulling out of Brazil. In India, Singapore will likely be a key beneficiary of the end of the 5/20 rule. Singapore and United […]

Airline Weekly Lounge – Episode 26: Singapore’s Swing

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Singapore Airlines swung back to solid profits in 2015. Does this turnaround mean the airline is returning to its former glory, not seen since 2010? Or are low fuel prices just making everyone look good? Korean Air and Asiana continue to struggle with profit margins that barely stayed in positive territory. And the two Korean […]