The aircraft is the first of 20 firm ATR 72-600 turboprop regional airliners ordered by Malaysia Airlines for Firefly in December 2012, MAS also taking options on 16 more for its other regional-airline subsidiary MASwings.

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Singapore Airlines is boosting its Indonesia services from July by introducing a daily flight to Surabaya, along with increasing service frequency to the capital Jakarta and the resort island of Bali.

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SIA currently operates three round-trips a week between Singapore and Copenhagen. Subject to airport slot availability, Singapore Airlines’ schedule frequency on the route will increase to five flights per week from March 31, 2013.

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Thai Airways International has taken delivery of the first of six Airbus A380s on order, becoming the ninth airline to operate the world’s largest airliner.

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SilkAir operates 16 round-trips a week to Yangon with single-aisle Airbus A320-family aircraft. Singapore Airlines will take over seven of those round-trips with Boeing 777-200 widebody aircraft, increasing the group’s weekly seat capacity on the route by 55 per cent.

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The carriers expect the partnership to lead to growth in existing air services between Singapore and Scandinavia, and, subject to market conditions at the appropriate time, pave the way for a new route between Singapore and Stockholm.

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Currently, Singapore Airlines operates two of the flights with A380 superjumbos and one with a Boeing 777-300ER. From June 1, the third daily service will also be operated by an A380.

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The operator of Singapore’s Changi International Airport will close the airport’s Budget Terminal on September 25 and then demolish it, just six years after the terminal opened. In its place a larger passenger terminal will be built to allow air traffic at the airport to continue to grow in the longer term.

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Japan Airlines will launch non-stop Dreamliner service from Tokyo to San Diego in December and to Helsinki in March 2013. JAL has also announced new orders for 10 Boeing 787-9s and conversion of existing orders for 10 787-8s to the larger, longer-range 787-9.

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The 787 Dream Tour aircraft, ZA003, will visit Bangkok from February 9 to February 11; and Singapore from February 11 to February 18, for display at the Singapore Airshow.

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Under the deal, Helsinki-based Finnair is placing its ‘AY’ flight code on Bangkok Airways’ flights linking Bangkok with Koh Samui, Phuket and Chiang Mai, as well as on Bangkok Airways’ Singapore-Koh Samui and Hong Kong-Koh Samui services.

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SIA’s inaugural A380 service to New York was scheduled to touch down at JFK at 11:10 a.m. on January 16, but according to Flightstats.com actually landed early at 10:39 a.m. The aircraft was scheduled to depart New York JFK again at 8:10 p.m., bound for Frankfurt and Singapore.

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Singapore Airlines is adjusting service frequencies to various destinations during its northern summer operating season from March 25 to October 27, in order to match capacity to prevailing demand for travel.

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As part of a joint plan to increase services to northern Australia, Singapore Airlines’ regional full-service airline SilkAir will begin four-times-weekly service between Singapore and Darwin on March 26. Virgin Australia will complement these flights with daily service between Sydney and Darwin from April 2.

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The new flight, SQ806, operated by an Airbus A330-300, will depart Singapore Changi Airport at 7:10 p.m. from December 16 and arrive at Beijing Capital International Airport the following day at 1:05 a.m., local time.

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Some views are from bars and restaurants, while others are from quiet viewing decks. Some vantage points have clear views of airliners landing and taking off at Singapore’s Changi International Airport. What all the views have in common are terrific panoramas.

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Singapore Airlines will begin operating the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, on the Singapore-Frankfurt-New York route from January 15, 2012.

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Singapore Airlines is increasing the frequency of services to points in Southeast Asia, North Asia, the Indian subcontinent and other markets during the northern-winter operating season from October 30, 2011 to March 24, 2012 because of continuing growth in travel demand.

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Singapore Airlines has announced it will now begin operating the Airbus A380 superjumbo on the Singapore-Tokyo Narita-Los Angeles route from July 1.

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