Biography of the Author Brendan Sobie

Brendan Sobie

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  1. FILE PHOTO: Spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Changi Airport in Singapore

    Commentary: Southeast Asia risks falling behind other regions in recovering aviation and tourism

    While reopening borders is not currently feasible given the epidemiological situation, now is the time to start preparing for a gradual reopening ...
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    Commentary: Singapore-Australia air travel bubble is sensible but politically challenging

    An air travel bubble between Singapore and Australia may not be imminent, writes Brendan Sobie.
  3. Singapore Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Changi Airport in Singapore

    Commentary: SIA's resumption of daily non-stop flights to key US cities - how necessary are they?

    SIA’s decision to resume daily non-stop flights to three US destinations seems excessive, writes Brendan Sobie.
  4. Air China staff wear face masks as they check in passengers

    Commentary: Novel coronavirus turns 2020 into a bleak year for Asian airlines

    With Asia’s largest market ground to a halt, the first half of the year can be written-off for many of the region’s carriers, says Brendan Sobie.
  5. Coronavirus in Singapore: SIA flight attendants at Changi Airport

    Commentary: Hit hard by COVID-19, Singapore Airlines may need to pursue deeper capacity cuts

    The Singapore Airlines Group is likely to incur rare losses in the March and June quarters, says Brendan Sobie.
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    Commentary: To facilitate regional air travel again, ASEAN needs to harmonise standards

    The ASEAN Secretariat needs to play a proactive role in promoting air travel bubbles, says Brendan Sobie.
  7. Two US-based equity firms have been identified as potential buyers of distressed airline Virgin

    Commentary: Airline industry faces financial crisis with more bankruptcies looming

    More airline bankruptcies are inevitable as debts mount and revenues recover very slowly, says Brendan Sobie.
  8. An Airbus A380-800 aircraft of Singapore Airlines takes off from Zurich airport, Apr 9, 2019.

    Commentary: The outlook for Singapore Airlines has gone from bad to worse

    Singapore Airlines Group and Changi Airport passenger traffic could remain at 1 per cent of normal levels for at least several more months, says ...
  9. A Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft operated by long-haul budget carrier Scoot, a subsidiary of

    Commentary: Does COVID-19 spell the end of long-haul budget airline flights?

    Long haul low-cost has revolutionised air travel in recent years but profits were elusive and COVID-19 poses huge challenges, says Brendan Sobie.