SIA reports 6% jump in third quarter profits to $143m
Earnings at Singapore Airlines (SIA) for the October to December quarter hit $143 million, up 6 per cent from the same third quarter in 2011.
The jump came despite lower operating profits, the airline said on Thursday. Higher income was drawn from non-operating items such as sale of aircraft and spare engines.
Group revenue fell slightly by 0.4 per cent to $3.86 billion while spending increased, also marginally by 0.3 per cent to $3.73 billion. This was due in part to higher staff costs, the airline said.
Except for SIA Cargo which reported an operating loss of $29 million for the three months, all the other units including regional carrier, SilkAir, reported operating profits.