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Ensuring Singapore's aviation sector stays strong, viable

Global aviation and maritime leaders were in town this month. Insight looks at the challenges Singapore faces in both sectors and what it's doing to stay ahead of the competition. Here's a look at the aviation sector.

Jewel Changi Airport is an investment to grow traffic by making Singapore's airport more attractive to travellers. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
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But on a continent where air passenger traffic is growing exponentially, it faces stiff competition from other airports in Asia.

Said Professor Guido Gianasso, academic director of the Iata-Nanyang Advanced Management Programme at Nanyang Technological University's Nanyang Business School: "Jewel is unique... It will definitely further cement Singapore hub's competitive position against other regional hubs, such as Hong Kong, Bangkok, Dubai and Doha."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 21, 2019, with the headline Ensuring Singapore's aviation sector stays strong, viable. Subscribe