Singapore’s Changi airport took it on the chin recently when Qantas announced their deal with Emirates, making Dubai their new Europe to Australia hub. Starting in April of next year, flights in between London and Frankfurt, and Australia will connect in Dubai.
In airline news, Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authorities (CASA) grounded Tiger Airways Australia because of what the authority called an “imminent risk” to air safety. Understandably, the industry there is in a degree of chaos now as the popular budget carrier serves tens of thousands of customers.
In world airline news, leading edge air carrier Asia’s Singapore Airlines has just signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Spain’s Tourism Board. The agreement further extends what has already become an apparent initiative by the airline to not only broaden B2B connections, but to engage overall the world travel market.