Nicholas Ionides joined Singapore Airlines as vice president, public affairs in May 2009 after a 19-year career in journalism, much of it spent covering air transport.
Ionides moved to Singapore Airlines after 12 years with the Flight division of UK-based Reed Business Information where he was Managing Editor (Asia). Heading up the Asia-Pacific office in Singapore, he managed the overall information-gathering operation in the region for major industry publications including Airline Business and Flight International magazines.
Prior to joining Flight, Ionides was Aviation Editor at the South China Morning Post newspaper in Hong Kong. He moved to the SCMP from the Hong Kong Standard, where he was a general assignment news reporter and at one point covered the war in the former Yugoslavia. Before moving to Hong Kong in the early 1990s, Ionides worked in Canada as a reporter for The Globe & Mail and Ottawa Citizen newspapers.
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto.
Founded in 1972, Singapore Airlines today flies to more than 60 cities in over 30 countries. First to fly the Airbus A380, SIA boasts of one of the youngest fleets. Within Asia, passengers can connect to over 30 cities by SilkAir, SIA’s regional wing.