Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines’ history can be traced back to 1 May 1947, when a Malayan Airways Limited (MAL) Airspeed Consul took off from Singapore Kallang Airport on the first of three scheduled flights a week to Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Penang. Over the next five years, larger capacity DC-3 aircraft were introduced. This meant faster and more comfortable flights, and the extension of services to destinations in Indonesia, Vietnam, Burma (now Myanmar), North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak. Inflight refreshments improved from the original thermos flask of iced water to sandwiches, biscuits and cold cuts plus a choice of hot and cold drinks, and alcoholic beverages served by a lone hostess. Known as “female pursers”, these hostesses are the forerunners of today’s Singapore Girl.

Singapore Airlines has come a long way since founded in 1972, evolving from a regional airline to one of the most respected travel brands around the world. They fly one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world to destinations spanning a network spread over six continents, with their Singapore Girl as Singapore Airlines internationally-recognisable icon providing the high standards of care and service that customers have come to expect of us. 

Singapore Airlines have made a habit of leading the way, and along the way developed a reputation for being an industry trendsetter.
 
Ever-growing list of industry-leading innovations includes the following firsts:
  • First to offer free headsets, a choice of meals and free drinks in Economy Class, in the 1970s
  • First to introduce satellite-based inflight telephones in 1991
  • First to involve a comprehensive panel of world-renowned chefs, the International Culinary Panel, in developing inflight meals in 1998
  • First to offer audio and video on demand (AVOD) capabilities on KrisWorld in all classes in October 2001
  • First to fly the A380 from Singapore to Sydney on 25 October 2007


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