Singapore Airlines was the launch customer of Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft. SIA operates many airline-related subsidiaries, such as aircraft handling and engineering. Its wholly owned subsidiary SilkAir manages regional flights to secondary cities with short-haul aircraft. Its subsidiary Singapore Airlines Cargo operates SIA’s freighter fleet and manages the cargo-hold capacity in SIA’s passenger aircraft, whereas its subsidiary Scoot operates in the low-cost carrier sector, along with Tigerair.
It ranks amongst the top 15 carriers worldwide in terms of revenue passenger kilometres, and 10th in the world for international passengers carried.[On 15 December 2010, Singapore Airlines was announced by the International Air Transport Association as the second largest airline in the world by market capitalisation with a worth of 14 billion US dollars.[Singapore Airlines utilises the Singapore Girl as its central figure in its corporate branding.The airline is also regarded as a Singaporean national symbol and icon.« Back to Glossary Index