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Topic: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches KWI
Username: Ronerone
Posted 2008-12-16 02:48:17 and read 6211 times.

Singapore Airlines has announced a new service to Kuwait, with effect from 15 March 2009.

The new service will operate via Abu Dhabi using the B772, hence increasing services to the UAE capital from 3 per week to daily.

CAI is also set for an increase and the DXB stopovers on this route will be making a come-back!

For more information:

http://www.singaporeair.com/mediacentre/pacontent/news/NE_6808.jsp


Regards,
Roni

Topic: RE: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches KWI
Username: SOBHI51
Posted 2008-12-16 04:17:46 and read 6056 times.

Well if they will still use those regional 777 with old F and C seats then thanks but no thanks i will travel with Etihad.Better seats in both F and C

Topic: RE: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches KWI
Username: Zizou
Posted 2008-12-16 04:43:22 and read 6005 times.

Kuwait! That's an interesting destination. Is there much demand between Singapore and Kuwait? Kuwait Airways used to fly to Singapore I think not too long ago.

Topic: RE: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches KWI
Username: 777way
Posted 2008-12-16 08:40:35 and read 5711 times.

Do SQ 772ER have F class?

Topic: RE: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches KWI
Username: Olympic472
Posted 2008-12-16 11:03:28 and read 5567 times.



Quoting 777way (Reply 3):
Do SQ 772ER have F class?

I have never flown one with First. They are Business and Economy only. The Business is the old "space bed".

Topic: RE: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches KWI
Username: PanAm747
Posted 2008-12-16 11:10:46 and read 5548 times.

Will SQ have fifth freedom rights between AUH and KWI? That could be the reason for the extension of the route!!

Well, that and the fact that possibly the timing of the return flight had the plane sitting at AUH for too long...

Best of luck to SQ!!

[Edited 2008-12-16 11:11:41]

Topic: RE: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches KWI
Username: B742
Posted 2008-12-16 11:59:36 and read 5481 times.



Quoting 777way (Reply 3):
Do SQ 772ER have F class?



Quoting Olympic472 (Reply 4):
I have never flown one with First. They are Business and Economy only. The Business is the old "space bed".

14 of the 777-200s are equiped with First Class. 9V-SQA-N

Rob!  wave 

Topic: RE: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches KWI
Username: Olympic472
Posted 2008-12-16 12:22:42 and read 5433 times.

Thanks for the clarification. I just never boarded one, anyway I stand corrected.

Topic: RE: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches KWI
Username: Ronerone
Posted 2008-12-16 12:40:50 and read 5397 times.

The 777's deployed to AUH are in the regional config, hence without the Space Bed. They are also two-class only as well.


Regards,
Roni

Topic: RE: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches KWI
Username: QatarA340
Posted 2008-12-16 12:45:29 and read 5390 times.

That is good news! Do you think DOH will ever be added to SQ's wide network? Possibly they could make an extention of BAH-DOH-SIN or something...

Topic: RE: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches KWI
Username: Ronerone
Posted 2008-12-16 19:47:02 and read 5094 times.



Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 9):
That is good news! Do you think DOH will ever be added to SQ's wide network? Possibly they could make an extention of BAH-DOH-SIN or something...

DOH could be a possibility as SQ have held several meetings with airport officials over there to discuss their Mid-East expansion. I would assume that if AUH improves, and KWI shows good results, SQ would look at more destinations in the region.

Regards,
Roni

Topic: RE: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches KWI
Username: SQ772
Posted 2008-12-16 22:28:28 and read 4981 times.

Singapore recently signed an OSA with Kuwait. If KWI proves to be viable for SQ, we may eventually see them extending their flights beyond KWI to points in the US or Europe.

Topic: RE: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches KWI
Username: JoKeR
Posted 2008-12-17 01:36:07 and read 4798 times.

So with DXB stopover for CAI flights, plus those to DME and IST, how many flights per day does SQ have in total to DXB?

Topic: RE: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches KWI
Username: Ronerone
Posted 2008-12-17 03:52:44 and read 4522 times.



Quoting JoKeR (Reply 12):
So with DXB stopover for CAI flights, plus those to DME and IST, how many flights per day does SQ have in total to DXB?

21 weekly flights to DXB. So 3 times a day.

Regards,
Roni

Topic: RE: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches KWI
Username: LEEDS19
Posted 2008-12-17 06:13:16 and read 4381 times.

Dont forget SQ started 4x weekly SIN-DXB-RUH-DXB-SIN Service yesterday with 777-200.First flight op on SQK.

Topic: RE: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches KWI
Username: AF022
Posted 2008-12-17 10:49:20 and read 4215 times.

Sorry to be ignorant, but daily AUH? What kind of traffic does SQ carry on this route?

Topic: RE: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches K
Username: Yellowtail
Posted 2008-12-17 13:29:59 and read 4132 times.

Maybe SQ should make the SIN-IAH stop KWI or DXB instead of DME.

Topic: RE: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches KWI
Username: 777way
Posted 2008-12-20 10:30:18 and read 3811 times.



Quoting B742 (Reply 6):
14 of the 777-200s are equiped with First Class. 9V-SQA-N

Which F class regional or the one on the 773ERs?

Topic: RE: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches KWI
Username: ZK-NBT
Posted 2008-12-22 23:38:56 and read 3489 times.



Quoting 777way (Reply 17):

Which F class regional or the one on the 773ERs?

Regional. SQA/H will be retired though in the next 2 years.

Topic: RE: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches KWI
Username: Shanxz
Posted 2008-12-23 00:42:57 and read 3432 times.



Quoting Ronerone (Reply 10):
Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 9):
That is good news! Do you think DOH will ever be added to SQ's wide network? Possibly they could make an extention of BAH-DOH-SIN or something...

DOH could be a possibility as SQ have held several meetings with airport officials over there to discuss their Mid-East expansion. I would assume that if AUH improves, and KWI shows good results, SQ would look at more destinations in the region.

 checkmark  Singapore has also just signed an FTA with the Gulf states, and this is only bound to increase business travel further in the coming times between the regions. I can imagine SQ doing either SIN-DXB-DOH or SIN-AUH-DOH sooner than later - may be when the A330s come in.

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 1):
Well if they will still use those regional 777 with old F and C seats then thanks but no thanks i will travel with Etihad.Better seats in both F and C

I wouldn't be surprised if this happens to be the general sentiment of most travelers. The quality of products across SQ's fleet has started to differ quite a bit, and as I discussed in a recent SQ brand analysis, the experience on the 744s and 772s can be quite a shocker. Even the crew dreads flying these SQ planes these days. Any idea when SQ is getting the rest of A380s and A330s? These should certainly come as a relief.

Topic: RE: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches KWI
Username: KU747
Posted 2008-12-25 13:12:48 and read 3109 times.

That is a good news indeed, SQ will be the 3rd airline from the far east. TG, CA are currently flying to KWI on a regular schedule. Looking forward to see more airlines at KWI.

Topic: RE: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches KWI
Username: 777way
Posted 2008-12-26 11:29:46 and read 2798 times.

Didnt Air China drop Kuwait with winter schedule?

Topic: RE: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches KWI
Username: KU747
Posted 2008-12-26 15:30:45 and read 2708 times.



Quoting 777way (Reply 21):
Didnt Air China drop Kuwait with winter schedule?

Yes you are right, no more CA flights to KWI. Thanks for the info.

Topic: RE: Singapore Airlines: AUH Goes Daily; Launches KWI
Username: Directorguy
Posted 2008-12-27 01:44:47 and read 2578 times.

Really glad that DXB-CAI-DXB are back...I guess the dedicated SIN-CAIs weren't doing too well (most likely very low yield). CAI-DXB and vice versa are very dense city pairs.


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