AIRLINES

Iata renews calls for goverment relief measures to sustain airlines

AIRLINES around the world have been unable to slash their costs sufficiently to neutralise severe cash burn to avoid bankruptcies and save jobs in 2021, and their revenues next year will likely...

Airlines running out of cash, need more govt aid to avoid layoffs, bankruptcies: Iata

AIRLINES around the world have been unable to slash their costs sufficiently to neutralise severe cash burn to avoid bankruptcies and save jobs in 2021, and their revenues next year will likely...

Pet relocation and prices surge with easing of cross-border curbs for owners

MORE pets are now jet-setting across the globe, in tow of owners who are finally travelling after Covid-19 restrictions closed off much of the world. Pet relocators told The Business Times that...

Travel agencies to work with tourism bodies to ensure safety

Travel agencies will work closely with tourism associations to ensure passenger safety when the air travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore takes off.

Two-way air travel bubble a first for HK and Singapore

Singapore and Hong Kong have agreed to create a two-way air travel bubble, the first for both sides, paving the way for leisure and other types of travellers to visit without the need to be...

Airlines, devastated

As the pandemic spread across the globe in the first half of the year and countries imposed tight border controls, travel demand evaporated.

Air freight rates ease, but yet to come back down to earth

AIR freight rates have eased somewhat from the heights scaled in recent months, but remain elevated owing to the ongoing capacity crunch in the air cargo market.

Corporate debt defaults spike in Jan-May this year, exceeding 2019 total: Fitch Ratings

GLOBAL corporate defaults have seen a "dramatic increase" as the economic crisis from the coronavirus pandemic dealt a body blow to companies around the world, Fitch Ratings said.

Firms banding together for good

MUHAMMAD Fathi Fong Bin Mohd Faizal Fong assists in the day-to-day service management of Alexandra hospital, and provides basic care giving for patients. But the 29-year-old has another identity...

Singapore-China business travel starts from June 8 with strict curbs

TOUGH conditions set for Singapore- China travel to resume will likely see only the most essential trips being taken.

Empty middle seat on the plane? Depends on which country you are flying in

IN THAILAND, you cannot have food or water on board a flight and must wear a mask throughout. In Malaysia and Indonesia, the plane needs to be half-empty. And in the United States and Europe, it's...