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Singapore Airlines still upbeat on Philippines

Singapore Airlines Ltd. said it remains optimistic about its outlook in the Philippines due to the strong appetite for travel, especially from corporate and millennials.

“This market will continue to grow, a lot of opportunities for this market. We would love to do more flights in Manila if we could,” Balagopal Kunduvara, general manager of Singapore Airlines, told reporters. 

Kunduvara said the airline was targeting between 80 percent and 90 percent load factor this year for Manila to Singapore flights. 

SIA flies four times a day between Manila and Singapore and vice versa. The airline also flies to Singapore from Cebu and Davao. 

Kuduvara added that the Philippines was a “very important” market for Singapore Airlines, prompting the carrier to deploy New Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner to the market. 

The 787-10 aircraft will operate on SQ915/SQ918 flights to/from Manila starting July 3, 2018. 

The 787-10 is the newest aircraft variant in Boeing’s Dreamliner family which boasts new cabin features, offering more space and convenience for travelers.

Topics: Singapore Airlines Ltd. , Balagopal Kunduvara , Dreamliner , Singapore
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