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SQ Replaces A340 On SIN/PEK From 01 March?  
User currently offlineCarnoc From China, joined Oct 2001, 875 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2995 times:

According to current flight schedules from Singapore Airlines, it seems that they will replace A340 on SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN/PEK / ZBAA), China">PEK (SQ812/811) route with B772 from 01 March, 2003. I wonder that is it just a temporary aircraft change or this time it means that A340 won't be used for SQ812/811 flights again, because I remembered that Singapore Airlines had used B772 for SQ812/811 flights in 2002 and they jumped back to A340. How about this time? (Anyone from Singapore Airlines knows what are they going to do)

Sorry for taking you guys time, I just want to know what aircraft will I on-board in the future, because I'm a regular user of SQ812/811s.

[Edited 2003-02-12 12:30:37]

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User currently offlineRupertvander82 From France, joined Dec 2002, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2881 times:

My guess will be that the 772 will replace the 343 completely, and I do not think they will switch back to a 343 later. The China routes have been doing well for SQ, and with spring and summer coming up, more people will be on that SIN - PEk route.

User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2869 times:

Star Alliance shows that SIA's double daily PEK-SIN is currently operated by 777.

A340 will be pulled out from Beijing service forever, as these Celestars will be retired.


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2830 times:

Well on 12 February, SQ812 and SQ802 were operated by an A340 and 772 respectively.

However, Singapore Airlines schedules indicate a change of aircraft for SQ812 (depart SIN 0115 and arrive Beijing 0710) to a Boeing 777-200 Series from Saturday 1 March 2003.

The flight will still take 5 hours and 55 minutes to complete.



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineEx_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1435 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2781 times:

Carnoc.... did I sense disappointment....?

User currently offlineCarnoc From China, joined Oct 2001, 875 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

Ex_SQer, you know that as a frequent flyer with Singapore Airlines as well as a regular user of SQ812/811, I have always enjoyed my past experiences with SIA's A340 and when it suddenly comes to the point you know that you may never fly on that type of aircraft again (especially with one of carriers you like), you do feel abit lost sometimes.

User currently offlineEx_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1435 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2665 times:

Carnoc... completely understandable. Many of SQ's flyers (not to mention the crew) express nostalgia for the 747 Classics, DC-10s, 707s, etc

User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1271 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2621 times:

After they withdraw this A340 from their fleet, how many A340s will SIA have? When do they plan to phase all the A340s out?

Hkg82.


User currently offlineRupertvander82 From France, joined Dec 2002, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

Of course they do not plan to phase all A340s, only the 343s. Remember the 345s are coming in soon.

Strange how SIA is phasing out the 343s, while other airlines like SAS and Turkish have 343 as the pride of their fleet.


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2582 times:



[Edited 2003-02-14 15:26:02]


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2556 times:

It's sad to see the SQ A343s going . I wished they were keeping a few to fly along side with the A345 .

 Sad

Charles



Airliners is the wings of my life.
User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1271 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2563 times:

Rupertvander82: I was referring to the A343s, I'm aware SQ have on order 10 A340-500s, 5 of which are on firm order, and another 5 on option. Perhaps I should’ve made that clear.

I’m wondering though, why did SQ decide to sell the A340s to Boeing in favor of more 777s? In what way were they so dissatisfied with A340? While most had a few thousand flight hours on them, a few were also brand new!!

Hkg82.


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

The 777 is superior.

Shocking Embarrassment. Maybe not.

The 777 had a higher climb rate, performed better (as in faster) on the SIN - CDG route apparently and carries more passengers.

It is therefore logical for the disposal of the A340-300E.



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineEx_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1435 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2505 times:

Hkg82: Do a search. SQ's replacing the 343 with the 777 has been discussed several times. This thread will probably degenerate into another A vs B war if people continue discussing this issue here.

User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

Isn't SIA going to retain 3-5 A340-300 so they can have more time to train the pilots when A340-500 arrives?

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