Changi Airport fees to produce fare rises of up to 25 percent: Jetstar CEO

first_imgJetstar Asia A320. The Jetstar Group has warned that new fees at Changi Airport may see it shift  flights from the Singaporean hub and produce fare rises at Jetstar Asia of up to 25 percent.A move by Changi to boost fees to help pre-fund expansion works, including the new Terminal 5, has prompted complaints by a number of carriers.The fees include a new tax of $S10.80 per passenger from July 1 for departing travelers and $S3 for those in transit.  The airport’s passenger service and security fee is also rising by $S2.50 to $S30.40 from July 1 and there will be increases in landing, parking and aerobridge fees.“We’re very disappointed that this decision has been made,’’ Jetstar Group chief executive Gareth Evans said. “We believe this will lead to fare increases of 10 to 25 percent.“Eighty percent of Jetstar Asia passengers travel for under $100. A cost increase of $10 is significant, particularly for low-cost carriers.”Evans said that 80 percent of growth at Changi over the past decade had come from LCCs.He warned the change would not just impact fares, but also volume, gross domestic product and the network.“There is no doubt we will see a demand shift as fares go up, and we will need to adjust our network accordingly,’’ he said.“We support growth, but our view is that growth needs to be staged in the right way and funded by airports. In turn, the airport would recoup the investment from the volume increase that comes as a result.“The fact we are pre-funding this growth is something we fundamentally disagree with.”The International Air Transport Association also recently expressed concerns about the way Changi is funding its growth.While acknowledging the foresight shown by the Singapore government withits  expansion plans,  IATA director general Alexandre de Juniac said the funding model needed to be right to avoid burdening industry with extra costs.“The prize to keep in sight is the airport’s contribution to Singapore’s overall economy,”  he said, noting reports about the additional taxes. “The airline industry does not support pre-funding to finance in advance infrastructure projects.”More widely, de Juniac raised concerns that the growth in aviation infrastructure was failing to keep to pace with growth in demand for flights.IATA forecasts that the number of passengers will almost double to 7.8 billion by 2026 and de Juniac believes the industry is headed for an infrastructure crisis, particularly in the US.“To meet that demand we need sufficient capacity in terms of runways, terminals and airspace,’’ he said at Aviation Day USA. “Quality must be aligned with our technical and commercial needs. And it all must be affordable.”The IATA boss also reiterated concerns about governments looking to fund airport infrastructure development through privatization.“We have yet to see an airport privatization that has, in the long-term, delivered on the promised benefits of greater efficiency for airlines and a better experience for our customers,’’ he said.“To date, there has been no regulatory formula that effectively balances the interest of private owners to earn a profit with the public interest to have the airport serve as an engine of economic growth.“By all means, invite private sector expertise to bring commercial discipline and a customer service focus to airport management, but leave ownership in public hands.”last_img read more

Executive Book Club: December

first_imgEveryone who works with people is realizing that the old autocratic method of leadership simply doesn’t work. The way to win is to build a great team.John C. Maxwell has been teaching the benefits of leadership and team building for years. Now he tackles the importance of teamwork head on, writing about teamwork being necessary for every kind of leader, and showing how team building can improve every area of your life.The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork not only contains laws that you can count on when it comes to getting people to work together, but it tells them in such a way that you can start applying them to your own life today. And it’s illustrated with great stories of team leaders – and team breakers – from history, business, the church, and sports.To visit the SHRM Store, please click here.last_img read more

The Loss Prevention Foundation Announces Two New Board Members

first_imgThe Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) has announced the selection of its newest board members to assist in governing and providing strategic direction for the Foundation at its recent board meeting.Elected to the board of directors was:Sue Read, LPC, director of EHS and loss prevention, FleetPrideKathleen Smith, vice president of asset protection, Albertsons-Safeway“We are thrilled to have Sue and Kathleen join us on the Loss Prevention Foundation Board. We welcome their leadership and diverse loss prevention backgrounds to assist in the Foundation’s mission of education,” said Terry Sullivan, LPC, president of LPF.- Sponsor – “The Loss Prevention Foundation Board is comprised of many great leaders in the industry. We welcome Kathleen and Sue as dynamic thought leaders who will continue to grow our board with their skill sets,” said Frank Johns, LPC, chairman of The Loss Prevention Foundation. “With the goal of education and certifying loss prevention executives through the LPC and LPQ certification programs, the Foundation strives to help elevate loss prevention professional as leaders in the retail industry. By expanding our board with leaders like Sue and Kathleen, we will gain more diverse thought to achieve that goal.” Sue Read Kathleen SmithThe LPF also held reelections at the meeting. Those reelected to another three-year term on the board of directors include:Steve Hyle, LPC, vice president, director of national accounts, AFA Protective Systems, Inc.Paul Jones, LPC, director of asset protection – risk management, CKE Restaurants, Inc.Lisa LaBruno, executive vice president of retail operations, RILADavid Lund, LPC, vice president of loss prevention, Dick’s Sporting GoodsBill Napier, LPC, president, Napier Consulting LLCAllan Watters, LPC, SVP asset protection, Stage Stores, Inc.For a complete list of the Loss Prevention Foundation board members, visit: LPF Board of Directors. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Jump N Funk With Rich Medina At Art After 5 At The Philadelphia Museum Of Art – Friday, September 28

first_imgRich Medina(M. Edlow for GPTMC) DJ Rich Medina is about to get the party started after hours this Friday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for Art After 5. Rich Medina and the Marksmen are bringing a special Jump N Funk dance party inside the art museum, plus music by Phoenix (Cheryl Gittings) and spoken word by the Philly Youth Poetry Movement and Spoken Soul 215.  Join Pop Artist Perry Milou and add your own brushstrokes to 4×8 feet canvas of a night citycape skyline in the Museum’s West lobby.  And, check out Brandywine Workshop’s Full Spectrum exhibit while you’re there. If you’re not familiar with Brandywine Workshop, check out our With Art tour with Danny Simmons below. Event Details Jump N Funk With Rich Medina At Art After 5 Friday, September 28 5 p.m. Philadelphia Museum of Art 26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Insider Tip: The Museum will stay open until midnight. Admission after 8:00 p.m. is $10last_img read more

Underscore is not supported in Intel AMT Hostnames

first_imgIf you are seeing any failures in your log around setting the hostname during a Remote configuration it could be due to a underscore in the host name. Check out Terry Cutlers post on altiris juice @ http://juice.altiris.com/tech-tip/1622/underscore-not-supported-in-intel-amt-hostnames . Terry references the RFC952 – DoD Internet host table specification @ http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc952.html. Here are the assumptions from that specification. ASSUMPTIONS 1. A “name” (Net, Host, Gateway, or Domain name) is a text string up to 24 characters drawn from the alphabet (A-Z), digits (0-9), minus sign , and period (.). Note that periods are only allowed when they serve to delimit components of “domain style names”. (See RFC-921, “Domain Name System Implementation Schedule”, for background). No blank or space characters are permitted as part of a name. No distinction is made between upper and lower case. The first character must be an alpha character. The last character must not be a minus sign or period. A host which serves as a GATEWAY should have “-GATEWAY” or “-GW” as part of its name. Hosts which do not serve as Internet gateways should not use “-GATEWAY” and “-GW” as part of their names. A host which is a TAC should have “-TAC” as the last part of its host name, if it is a DoD host. Single character names or nicknames are not allowed.last_img read more

Rockets GM says team is ‘obsessed’ with dethroning Warriors

first_imgHouston Rockets’ Chris Paul, right, steps over Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) after losing the ball out of bounds during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Oakland, California.  AP/Ben MargotAfter the first 31 games of the 2017-2018 NBA season, the Houston Rockets are tied with the Golden State Warriors as the number 1 seed in the Western Conference with a 25-6 record.With the arrival of Chris Paul this off-season, the team’s lethal offensive repertoire just got even deadlier, with some claiming it’s already at par with the reigning NBA Champions.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Jokic leads Nuggets to first win in Portland since 2013 Malditas save PH from shutout MOST READ The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims The Rockets defeated the Warriors 122-121 in a highly competitive game on opening night last October and are scheduled for two match-ups in January. Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Although the playoffs won’t start until April, Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey has made it clear that beating the Warriors “is the only thing we think about.”“I think I’m not supposed to say that, but we’re basically obsessed with ‘How do we beat the Warriors?’” the proud executive told ESPN Radio’’s Ryen Rusillo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“Last year the Spurs knocked us off, so we’re very worried about the Spurs, they’re always one step ahead of every organization and guard us better than anyone. But we calculated it—it’s like 90 percent if we’re gonna win a title, we’ve gotta obviously beat the Warriors at some point. So we’re extremely focused on that. A lot of our signings and what we do during the year is based on that.”This off-season, Morey admitted to ESPN’s Zach Lowe that the team would be  “[upping] our risk profile and [getting] even more aggressive” with finding the right personnel for Mike D’Antoni’s up-tempo offense, which resulted in trading for Chris Paul. After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PHlast_img read more