11 Apr '13, 4pm

Qantas Sees Asia Demand Filling Extra Singapore Capacity via @BloombergNews

Qantas Sees Asia Demand Filling Extra Singapore Capacity via @BloombergNews

Qantas Airways Ltd. (QAN) , Australia’s largest carrier, said it’s managing to fill a surge in capacity to Singapore from its tie-up with Emirates as economic growth encourages travel demand in Asia. The airline, which increased seats to Singapore by 40 percent from the alliance, is seeing forward bookings over the next few months “growing into that capacity quite quickly,” said Simon Hickey, chief executive officer of the Sydney-based carrier’s international unit. “We’re quite confident about our position here in Singapore,” Hickey said in a Bloomberg Television interview with Haslinda Amin yesterday in the city state. “It’s a key gateway for Asia where we see a lot of Australian traffic coming to Singapore and then going across Asia.” Qantas’ alliance with Emirates (EMIRATES) , which started March 31, gives travelers between Australia and Europe the option of flying thro...

Full article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-11/qantas-sees-asia...

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