Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Exclusive! SIA CEO on India- the A-380 and Budget Carriers

Neelam Mathews
Nov 20, 2012
AerospaceDiary caught up with Singapore Airlines dynamic CEO Goh Choon Phong briefly during the AAPA 56th Assembly of Presidents in KL recently.
On the possibility of A380 operations to India, Goh said: "We regularly consider new destinations for our A380s and India is indeed a market we would consider operating A380s to in future. At present we have no confirmed plans. However, in response to the question of regulatory approvals, we always treat our discussions with regulatory authorities as confidential."
On budget carriers' competition on the Singapore-India route, Goh said: "We face competition on every route on which we operate and this is from many different types of airlines and LCCs. We compete by focusing on providing our customers the best quality products and services, across a wide network. For India in particular, we continue to look at ways to expand our operations to the country, both by SIA and by subsidiary, SilkAir and would welcome further expansion of the air services agreement between Singapore and India."
Displaying confidence in the premium market, SIA recently added five Airbus A380s to its present 19 and 20 more A350s. This major order will provide us with additional growth opportunities and is consistent with our longstanding policy of maintaining a young and modern fleet," SIA's CEO, Goh Choon Phong, said in a statement recently.
The pull-out of its A340-500s will end non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles and the 19-hour all business flight between Singapore and Newark.

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