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SIA to launch non-stop flights between S'pore and San Francisco, 2nd daily Los Angeles service
From: TODAY
Date: 16/06/16

SINGAPORE — Starting Oct 23 this year, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will have daily flights between Singapore to San Francisco, the national carrier announced on Thursday (June 16).

The flights will be on SIA's latest A350-900 planes and will be the longest flights in SIA’s network until 2018 — when a new variant of the A350-900 will enter service, enabling even longer flights between Singapore and both Los Angeles and New York.

The A350-900 is able to operate non-stop San Francisco flights on a year-round basis, although there may be some payload restrictions due to headwinds, which will result in some seats not being offered for sale, said the airline.

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Singapore Airlines plane catches fire on Changi Airport runway; no injuries reported
From: Straits Times
By: Lee Min Kok, Karamjit Kaur
Date: 27/06/16

SINGAPORE - A Singapore Airlines (SIA) plane forced to return to Singapore due to an engine fault caught fire shortly after it landed at Changi Airport on Monday (June 27) morning.

There were no injuries but travellers booked on other early morning flights faced some delays as Runway 2 where the plane landed remains closed.

Flight SQ368 with 222 passengers and 19 crew on board, departed Changi Airport Terminal 3 for Milan, Italy, at around 2.05am on Monday.

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Changi Airport's Terminal 4 opens for business; smooth operations for first arriving and departing flights

From: Straits Times
By: Tan Tam Mei, Adrian Lim
Date: 31/10/17

SINGAPORE - Changi Airport's newest terminal - T4 - started its first day of operations early Tuesday (Oct 31) morning, marking a critical milestone in Singapore's aviation history.

Airport operations went off without a hitch, with passengers for the first flight out to Hong Kong streaming in as early as 4am to the departure hall to use the self-check-in facilities. Airport staff were on hand to guide them through the process.

The first arriving and departing flights at T4 were operated by Cathay Pacific - CX659 from Hong Kong arrived at 5.40am and CX650 departed Singapore for Hong Kong at 6.50am.

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SIA unveils 'bedroom' suites, new economy class seats for A380s
From: CNA
Date: 02/11/17

SINGAPORE: "Bedroom” cabin suites and new seats that leverage on technology were among the changes unveiled on Thursday (Nov 2) by Singapore Airlines (SIA) for its revamped Airbus 380s.

The US$850 million (S$1.16 billion) cabin overhaul comes as SIA marked a decade of flying the superjumbos and as the national carrier carries out a review of its business amid stiffening competition.

The changes include a revamp to its first-class suites, which were reduced from 12 to six and moved from the lower to upper deck.

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