Nigel Evans MP visited Singapore Airlines for a unique insight into the world at 39, 000ft.
Nigel Evans, Member of Parliament for Ribble Valley, visited Singapore Airlines as part of his Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) Postgraduate Fellowship in aviation.
The visit to the UK offices of Singapore Airlines included a meeting with Regional Vice President Europe, Mr Subhas Menon, who spoke to Mr Evans about the company’s current strategies and initiatives, as well as providing an overview of the company’s footprint and flight path in Europe.
During the visit, Mr Evans also met Mr Wilson Yong (General Manager UK & Ireland) and Phillip Parker (Catering & Premium Services Executive), who covered a range of topics including an overview of Singapore Airlines in the UK, the ongoing importance of UK travel trade, as well as an introduction to airline catering and the premium services provided by the airline, including The Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge.
The visit highlighted all aspects of the company’s work and some of the current issues facing the airline industry and will help to inform the work which Mr Evans undertakes in Parliament.
Commenting on the visit, Nigel Evans MP said:
“Singapore Airlines has put on a fascinating visit for me today, covering a wide range of topics and they have addressed a number of current issues affecting the aviation industry. I would like to thank everyone at Singapore Airlines for all the work they have put in to making today such a success.
“Undertaking a Postgraduate Fellowship with the IPT has enabled me to look into a completely different sector to my Fellowship, which I completed in 1998. It has given me a far greater knowledge of the aviation industry, which has helped me to make more informed contributions to debates in Parliament.”
Subhas Menon, Regional Vice President, Singapore Airlines, added:
“It was our pleasure to host Nigel today; he is well versed in the topic and took a real interest in the many aspects of our company. It is important for us to maintain healthy relationship with Parliamentarians and I am grateful for the IPT for helping set up today’s visit.”
About the IPT
- To find out more about the Industry and Parliament Trust please visit: www.ipt.org.uk or contact Alex Smith, Communications Officer on 020 7839 9409 or AlexSmith@ipt.org.uk.
- The Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) is a registered charity dedicated to promoting mutual understanding between Parliament, business, industry and commerce for the public benefit. This is achieved by encouraging dialogue between legislators and wealth generators from all sectors of business. The IPT is independent, non-partisan and non-lobbying.
- Fellowships are bespoke placements in industry for MPs, MEPs and peers structured around a set of learning objectives dictated by each parliamentarian at the beginning of their programme. Fellowships are non-lobbying, non-partisan and educational in ethos and are supported across Parliament. There are currently 58 parliamentarians undertaking a Fellowship. There have been over 500 Fellows since the IPT was founded in 1977.
About Singapore Airlines (www.singaporeair.com)
- Since its founding in 1972, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has evolved from a regional airline to one of the most respected travel brands around the world. During that time, the airline has developed a reputation for innovation, including being first to offer free headsets, drinks and a choice of meals in Economy Class, in the 1970s, first to offer audio and video on demand (AVOD) in all classes and first to fly the A380 in October 2007.
- A premium full-service carrier, SIA flies one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world to almost 100 destinations spanning a route network incorporating 35 countries spread over six continents. In the UK this includes four daily flights from London Heathrow to Singapore and a daily flight from Manchester, via Munich.
- This Singapore Girl remains the airline’s internationally-recognisable icon providing the high standards of care and service that customers have come to expect. In her distinctive uniform, a sarong kebaya in batik material designed by Parisian couturier Pierre Balmain, she epitomises Singapore Airlines’ tradition of friendly service, Asian grace and hospitality.
- To find out more about Singapore Airlines, please contact Zoë Hatton, PR & Communications Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org .