The mail from Singapore sources this morning was correct. Singapore Airlines has disposed of Tigerair Australia as part of a process aimed at driving Jetstar Asia out of contention and taking control of the low cost carrier action in the Lion City.
Is the Indonesian interest in Qantas controlled Jetstar Asia reported by Reuters a further sign of distress in the Qantas low cost franchise?
There is, as always, more than immediately meets the eyes in the announcement today that Bangkok will be a new Scoot destination with daily return flights from Singapore from 5 July, adding to previously announced services between Singapore and Sydney, Gold Coast and Tianjin in northern China. The Bangkok service joins Sydney as one in […]
Jetstar has fired its no doubt first of many return shots following earlier announcements by Virgin Australia and Singapore Airlines’ Silk Air subsidiary, of their expansionary plans for Darwin-Sydney and Darwin-Singapore services respectively. From 25 March Jetstar is lifting its Darwin-Singapore flights from seven to 10 returns weekly, meaning it will offer five flights for […]
Scoot might get called the ‘custard express’ or something less flattering, but Singapore Airlines today showed off the logo and livery of its new longer haul low cost brand, coming to Australia sometime next year. The name has been known for nearly two months, ever since Singapore Airlines registered it. The color is not quite […]
Deep inside a very interesting analysis by CAPA of the new cross equity arrangements between the owners of AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines, there are several points that seem very relevant to the future of Qantas subsidiary Jetstar and part Singapore Airlines owned Tiger and the yet unnamed Singapore Airlines longer haul low cost carrier. CAPA […]
Qantas may be preoccupied with stop work meetings by its engineers next week, but some analysis just published in Singapore suggests it has a much tougher challenge coming up in the medium term from the yet unnamed Singapore Airlines’ low cost brand. Daniel Tsang at Aspire Aviation reports that the Brisbane-Singapore route is seen as […]
A major security investigation is underway at Jetstar Asia because of a complaint to Plane Talking by an alert passenger taking one of its flights from Penang to Singapore before returning to Australia. This is the passenger’s report: We are alert and seasoned travellers. (It was the week that Osama Bin Laden had been taken […]
Qantas and Jetstar as well as every major airline from Japan to the Middle East will be reviewing their strategies and outlook following Singapore Airline’s decision to launch a medium to long range wide bodied low fare carrier. SQ has not given any details of fleet or routes, further adding to the uncertainty, but there […]