Lufthansa and SWISS will be the first partner airlines to participate in the Singapore Airlines HighFlyer Programme. With effect from 2 April 2018, businesses that are members of the Singapore Airlines HighFlyer programme in Singapore and Australia can earn HighFlyer points when flying on Lufthansa and SWISS operated flights ticketed by Singapore Airlines on eligible sectors.
The first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner has been delivered to Singapore Airlines. The latest and largest of the Dreamliner family was handed over to its new owner in a ceremony at Boeing's North Charleston, South Carolina assembly facility attended by 3,000 people and will enter scheduled service in May after flying selected routes to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur for crew training. It will then operate on routes between Singapore, Osaka, and Perth.
Air New Zealand is advocating for tighter regulation for the illegal operation of drones after a near miss with an international flight approaching Auckland Airport on Sunday afternoon which potentially put the safety of 278 customers and crew at risk.