Singapore Airlines Ltd. is missing the party in its own home. Tourist spending in the city jumped by half since 2008, aided by two new casinos and a 23 percent rise in passenger traffic through Changi Airport.
Qantas Airways Ltd., Australia’s biggest airline, is preparing to revamp its international operations and may add long-haul routes to regain market share from rivals Emirates and Virgin Blue Holdings Ltd.
Qantas Airways Ltd., seeking to revive unprofitable international operations, is counting on five different airline units to win travelers in China, a country 60 times bigger than its home market of Australia.
Virgin Blue Holdings Ltd. , the Australian carrier backed by Richard Branson , unveiled a new name, livery and cabins as it challenges Qantas Airways Ltd.’s 90 percent share of the nation’s business-travel market.