Biography of the Author Brendan Sobie

Brendan Sobie

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  1. Airlines have been slashing costs all round after revenues plunged 80 percent in the first half of

    Commentary: Asian airlines may never recover without consolidation

    The region was ripe for airline consolidation even before COVID-19 but this crisis is not about to open the floodgates, says Brendan Sobie
  2. Changi Airport passengers (3)

    Commentary: Hong Kong and Singapore air travel bubble could be a game-changer

    The air travel bubble between both countries is a landmark agreement that signals the start of a gradual recovery for Asia’s international ...
  3. 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.
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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.
  6. FILE PHOTO: Lion Air's Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane is parked on the tarmac of Soekarno Hatta Int

    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. Changi Airport 43

    Commentary: Singapore’s aviation and tourism recovery will be very slow after COVID-19 but long-term outlook remains bright

    Singapore Airlines and Changi Airport have strong state support, and the lack of a domestic market could be partially overcome if Singapore joins ...
  8. Changi Airport tourists covid-19 masks

    Commentary: COVID-19, the biggest crisis ever for Singapore’s aviation industry and Singapore Airlines

    The global aviation industry is facing its biggest crisis in at least several decades. In Singapore, the crisis, exacerbated by the lack of a ...
  9. 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.