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High-flying luxury: battle for Asia's jet-set is hotting up

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - With limousine pick-ups and on-board chefs, Asia's premium airlines are investing hundreds of millions of dollars on luxury services in a bet on a rebound in business from the wealthy, even as low-cost carriers fly high with the booming middle class.Full story

Singapore Airlines orders 30 more Airbus A350s

PARIS (Reuters) - Singapore Airlines has placed a firm order for 30 Airbus A350-900 aircraft worth $8.6 billion at list prices, with options for 20 more of the jetliners. Full story

Doric unveils $8 billion Airbus A380 order

PARIS (Reuters) - Transport financier Doric Lease Corp said it would buy 20 Airbus <EAD.PA> A380 aircraft in a deal worth $8 billion at list prices and could snap up more, putting the planemaker on track to hit its full-year order target for the superjumbo. Full story

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Passengers on a Singapore Airlines flight saw their breakfasts go flying around the cabin when the plane experienced some heavy turbulence.

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