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Asian airlines -- crowded skies

Pressures grow as more carriers chase more passengers

| Southeast Asia
Will there be room for all?   © Reuters

It has been a banner year for Singapore Airlines. It won top billing for 2018 in the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards and on the TripAdvisor travel website.

The five-star operator even played a stealth cameo in the Hollywood blockbuster "Crazy Rich Asians." Though the first-class compartment in which our two main characters fly from New York to Singapore did not bear the SQ brand, frequent travelers know which airline served as inspiration. Singapore Airlines featured prominently in the Kevin Kwan book on which the movie is based.

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