Sim Kok Chwee, Singapore (2009-02-25)

AS the boycott of Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SilkAir by Indian travel agents nears the end of its second month, any hopes the Singapore carriers will relent appear to be fading.

SIA vice-president public affairs, Mr Stephen Forshaw, conf..." />
 
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SIA in India deadlock
 
Sim Kok Chwee, Singapore (2009-02-25)

AS the boycott of Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SilkAir by Indian travel agents nears the end of its second month, any hopes the Singapore carriers will relent appear to be fading.

SIA vice-president public affairs, Mr Stephen Forshaw, confirmed it was steadfast in not returning to the commission-based environment.

"Since the boycott started, our online booking volume has more than doubled and is growing week by week."

The six travel agent associations behind this action had targeted SIA as it is one of the largest foreign airlines operating in India, and were confident if it could be forced to return to a commission-based landscape, the rest of the dozen airlines that had implemented zero commission would fall like dominoes and buckle.

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