11 MAY 2009
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SINGAPORE AIRLINES has been holding an annual reception for MPs and the media at Westminster for over 20 years. Last week’s was one of the most outspoken with UK General Manager Joey Seow sounding off regarding APD, noting that UK taxes in two years’ time will represent 25% of the fare. He stressed that the government seemed bent on destroying Heathrow as the hub of the world’s airlines and pointed out the more enlightened example of the Dutch authorities. Jim Fitzpatrick, Transport Minister and Member of Parliament for the constituency which includes London City Airport, was in attendance, and took it in good spirit. With excellent timing an SIA A380 passed over as guests viewed from the terrace. Since its service introduction the mighty Airbus has carried over 1m passengers. www.singaporeair.com
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