Singapore Airlines' latest bid to gain access to the Australia-US route appears to have stumbled again now that Australian Prime Minister John Howard seems to be raising the "national interest" flag. The Australian reported that senior government figures said SIA's attempt to gain greater access had "largely failed." Both SIA and Emirates have been pushing for access to routes that are Qantas's most lucrative. Only United Airlines competes on the transpacific, which over the years has been ...

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