Singapore Airlines - News Releases (2011)

 
 

SIA to establish new subsidiary airline

 
 

“We are very excited about what our new low-fare subsidiary will offer to consumers. We are seeing a new market segment being created and this will provide another growth opportunity for the SIA Group.”

Chief Executive Officer Mr Goh Choon Phong

25 May 2011 -  Singapore Airlines has today announced its intention to establish a new no-frills, low-fare airline operating widebody aircraft on medium and long-haul routes.

The new airline is being established following extensive review and analysis. It will enable the SIA Group to serve a largely untapped new market and cater to the growing demand among consumers for low-fare travel.

Operations are expected to begin within one year. The airline will be wholly owned by Singapore Airlines, but will be operated independently and managed separately from SIA.

“We are very excited about what our new low-fare subsidiary will offer to consumers. We are seeing a new market segment being created and this will provide another growth opportunity for the SIA Group,” said SIA CEO Mr Goh Choon Phong.

“As we have observed on short-haul routes within Asia, low-fare airlines help stimulate demand for travel, and we expect this will also prove true for longer flights.”

Mr Goh added: “At the same time we remain fully committed to the further growth of SIA, which will continue to offer the highest-quality products and services to our customers.”

More details will be announced by the new airline’s management team in due course, including its branding, products and services, and route network.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • News releases

    News releases

    The latest news releases from Singapore Airlines are all available here for your easy reference.

  • Multimedia library

    Multimedia library

    Looking for images of our award-winning products and services? Find them in our multimedia library.

  • Backgrounders

    Backgrounders

    Our backgrounders provide a general overview of various aspects of Singapore Airlines' operations.

  • About Singapore Airlines

    About Singapore Airlines

    Read more about our history, our commitment to corporate social responsibility and more.

 
 

All news releases are accurate as of date of distribution.