Ghim-Lay is currently deputy editor (air transport) with British aviation trade media group Flightglobal, which publishes Flight International and Airline Business. Flightglobal.com is among the world's most read aviation news websites, with an average of one million unique visitors a month.
Ghim-Lay is based in Flightglobal's Washington DC bureau, and manages a team of reporters who cover the commercial airline industry in the Americas. She also covers the US low-cost carriers and Latin American airlines. She was previously a senior reporter at Flightglobal's Asia-Pacific bureau in Singapore, where she covered Asian commercial aviation, including China's state-owned aircraft manufacturers.
Before joining Flightglobal, she was a reporter with Singapore's English language broadsheet daily The Straits Times, where she wrote about land transport issues and policies. She got her start in journalism at the newspaper as a copytaster at its foreign desk, covering politics and general news in the Americas, Middle-East, South Asia and South-east Asia.
Ghim-Lay was born in Singapore, and grew up speaking English and Mandarin fluently. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism (upper second-class honours) from Nanyang Technological University. While in college, she interned with The Straits Times and The Associated Press - experiences that made her decide that the news business is where she wants to be. When not running after airline CEOs for an interview, she reads and travels voraciously. She has visited more than 100 cities in 30 countries and counting, and has so far not gotten hopelessly lost even on those solo female traveller trips. She credits her cab driver father for giving his only daughter her good sense of direction and ability to read maps.
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