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Flying long: the growth of ultra-marathon flights and what they mean for Kiwis

When Qantas flight QF9 takes off from Perth on Sunday, heading for London non-stop, it will break new ground in ultra-long range flying. (11-0)

Hi Fly, airline industry's ultimate nomads prepare for next mission after flying for Air NZ

The head of a fast-growing charter airline that has plugged gaps for Air New Zealand across the Tasman during summer, says there's one important qualification for crew - a sense of adventure. (11-0)

As more ultra-long-haul flights lift off, prices for other routes sink

6h reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Ultra-long flights like the 17-hour non-stop service Australia’s Qantas is launching from Perth to London on Saturday are doing more than stretching aircraft ranges - they are lowering ticket prices for more conventional routes, data shows. (79-0)

Airlines Investing In Interiors: What, When And Why

22h aviationweek
As airlines continue to make changes in onboard service, the industry is engaged in a wave of cabin make-overs and modifications. (5-0)

IndiGo, Qatar Airways likely to make a joint bid for Air India

2018-03-21 moneycontrol
Indian budget carrier IndiGo, which is battling cancellations owing to engine troubles, and Qatar Airways are likely to make a joint bid for ailing Air India, according to a report in The Financial Express. (5-0)

Singtel to bring Dash mobile wallet to region, starting with Thailand

2018-03-20 channelnewsasia
This will allow Singtel Dash users to pay for goods and services at places like Chatuchak Market, MBK Center and Pratunam from mid-2018, says Singtel. (5-0)

Singapore Airlines to scale up India operations

2018-03-19 livemint
New Delhi: Singapore Airlines is set to scale up India operations to tap the growing number of international air travellers from Asia’s third-largest economy, said a company official. (5-0)

Beer in the air: How Garage Project craft brew travels in a Singapore Airlines First Class suite

And he was prepared to aim high as host of what is believed to be the most comprehensive beer tasting experiment at close to 12km above the Earth's surface to see how his brew travels at altitude. (5-0)

Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

2018-03-15 reuters
(Adds Linde, AT&T, NEX Group, ArcelorMittal, SJW Group, Bayer AG, Singapore Airlines, GKN, Saudi Binladin Group, Sky, Banca Romaneasca, Interros Holding, Siam Cement Group Pcl; updates Toys ‘R’ Us, ACS) (69-0)

Watch: Inside Changi Airport's gleaming new Terminal 4 in Singapore

The 600,000-plus New Zealanders who pass through Singapore's Changi Airport each year will have to pay more from mid-2019, as it gears up for a massive expansion. (11-0)

Air India divestment notification likely to be issued early next week

2018-03-15 moneycontrol
A notification announcing the contours of the sale of Air India is likely to be issued by early next week, CNBC TV18 reported citing sources. (5-0)

Air India sale: Singapore Airlines has open mind on making a bid

2018-03-15 livemint
New Delhi: Singapore Airlines has an open mind about making an initial bid for a stake in state-run Air India Ltd, the head of the Singaporean carrier’s India business told Reuters on Thursday. (5-0)

Cathay Pacific posts biggest loss in nine years, but beats expectations

2018-03-14 themalaymailonline
A Cathay Pacific Airways passenger plane in a flight to Hong Kong August 15, 2017. — Reuters picSHANGHAI, March 14 — Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways posted its biggest annual loss in nine years, which was slimmer than expected as a rebound in the cargo market helped offset fuel hedging losses and stiff competition for passengers. (10-0)

Malaysia chosen as ‘partner country’ of Berlin tourism show

2018-03-13 themalaymailonline
A man performs during the World Fiesta street parade, a promotional event by the Malaysian Tourism Board, in Kuala Lumpur. — Reuters picBERLIN, March 13 — At the just-concluded International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Berlin, veritably a barometer that provides a reading of global tourism trends, the spotlight turned to Malaysia, particularly after the announcement of Messe Berlin, which organises the ITB, that Malaysia would be the “partner country” at the ITB Berlin in 2019. (5-0)

We won’t be a feeder airline in overseas operations: Vistara’s Sanjiv Kapoor

2018-03-11 livemint
Mumbai: Vistara, a joint venture airline between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, will start its international flights during the second half of the year. The full service airline, which is currently in talks with several major global airlines for code share, will also decide on the type of aircraft it will purchase in the next three months, the airline’s chief strategy and chief commercial officer Sanjiv Kapoor said in an interview. (5-0)

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