The government could sell its 56.8 percent stake in the airline if there were good reasons to do so, Singapore Transport Minister Yeo Cheow Tong was quoted as saying in the Straits Times.
"The key thing is how do we make sure that as many airlines as possible fly into Singapore?" said Yeo. "If other airlines can do it better than our own airline, so be it."
This may also lead to Singapore Airlines learning to make more rational trade-offs in service. It is not so difficult to offer a great product when big brother is paying the bills....
Reality will land at Singapore Airlines, bills will have to be paid with Money instead of Pride... a tough learning experience for them.
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