Carnoc From China, joined Oct 2001, 875 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2607 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.
Rupertvander82 From France, joined Dec 2002, 411 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2493 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.
Carnoc From China, joined Oct 2001, 875 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2334 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.
Hkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1231 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2175 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!!