Sq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1624 posts, RR: 20 Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5002 times:
Hey all, I was just wondering on what other routes will SQ deploy it's new A340-500s...I know that they currently operate them on the morning flight to Bali Denpasar from Singapore, but are there any other routes? Surely these aircraft wont only be limited to the non-stop LAX and EWR routes? I'm flying to LAX in June, but I would really want a chance to fly on them within the region before that!
Udo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4937 times:
SIA has only ordered five A345 aircraft and so they will need them for upkeeping their daily services to EWR and LAX. Several regional services during daylight times might be possible.
But if they want to add more long haul destinations, they will need more aircraft. Nonstops to SFO, YVR or YYZ might be a good idea in the future.
However, if they decide to get more ultra long haul aircraft, these are likely to be B777-200LRs. They will probably be used to replace the LeaderShips from 2006 or 2007.
Lyzzard From Singapore, joined Nov 2003, 404 posts, RR: 14 Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4918 times:
Current revenue training flights include 3 daily SIN-CGK(SQ8520/8522/8526), 1 SIN-BKK(SQ510) and 1 SIN-DPS(SQ140). Additionally 2 SIN-KUL non revenue flights are also mounted. Plans to keep 1 SIN-CGK daily are afoot to maintain crew recency and training when SIN-LAX starts on Feb 3. The other destinations will probably end on Jan 31. SQ is currently running a S$199 special return fare for these destinations on the A345 Leadership till Jan 31.
Hope you enjoy the airplane, it's a real rocket when it takesoff at such light weights for these regional destinations. Really kicks you back into your seat.
Ex_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1435 posts, RR: 5 Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4471 times:
SQ at YYZ? Not likely for now. Singapore and Canada have not had a formal bilaterial ever since the air services dispute of 1991-92, and the current flights to YVR are operated under a "license". Additional flights and additional destinations won't be mounted until this is resolved. For now, SIA appears happy to codeshare with AC. Personally, to me it is a miracle that the two airlines are even talking, much less cooperating.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12161 posts, RR: 35 Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4455 times:
I'd love to see some Dreamliners at LHR, although I don't think it's likely. More likely, however, is that SQ will watch the progress of its new Premium Economy cabin and apply that selectively to certain routes, of which LHR, SYD will be among the first.
Much as I love the 340 and I look forward to flying on the SQ aircraft, I do think that SQ will probably end up replacing them with 777LRs, if this aircraft can do the job.
AirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1410 posts, RR: 27 Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4345 times:
I had no idea there had been an air services dispute. Thanks for the info, much appreciated. Does that mean if/when it is ever resolved we could get service to YYZ? That would still be a longshot I think.
Ryanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4706 posts, RR: 26 Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3993 times:
Read that SQ would fly ORD - SIN, but doubt that would happen.
Yeah, you can say that again because the route was never given the chance to be profitable. Launched in August 01 and taken off a few months after 9-11. I wish that SQ's presence could be increased in the US but their recent forays have been somewhat marred. Las Vegas was affected by the SARS-cutback and hence it is off the network too.
Now lets hope they do not curtail anymore destinations (LAX, SFO, EWR, JFK).
Welcome to my starry one world alliance, a team in the sky!
Asianguy767 From Singapore, joined Oct 2003, 263 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3523 times:
The A345 in its premium cabin config is targeted at destinations with high volume of business travellers. SFO unfortunately is not such a destination, neither is YVR. For these flights the bulk of passengers going through Singapore are from India and SQ earns heaps from its 5th freedom rights ex HKG and ICN. If SQ were to reconfigure its A345 Leadership to a smaller business class, executive economy and economy class then perhaps SFO and YVR will be served non-stop. Incidently, the B777-200ER that SQ operates I am told can do SIN-YVR-SIN non-stop.