MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31115 posts, RR: 74 Posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6192 times:
Sadly, Singapore Airlines will end service to Madrid at the end of October. Singapore Airlines offers 747-400 service to Singapore via Paris. This is according to the link below, though flights are still in reservation systems.
Jopavon From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 304 posts, RR: 7 Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6018 times:
I guess it's the other way around, it's sad for MAD to loose SQ. Good for SQ since it was probably loosing money or not earning enough to sustain the route.
The plane had a stop in Paris, so they can codeshare with JK on that final leg and don't fly the 744 not so full.
Gardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1518 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5796 times:
Funny, I was thinking just the other day, SQ has maintained 2 flights per week to Madrid since it launched the route back in 1992, and normally if they can't increase frequencies, SQ tends to drop the route.
A shame really, however I guess if the money isn't there then it will have to go.
Makes sense really to codeshare with partners Spanair and LH, probably out of Frankfurt or Paris.
At one point, Madrid also had Malaysia Airlines , Korean Air and Garuda.
Krushny From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 776 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5480 times:
In the last year the service definitely was through Paris, not sure how it was before.
Are there going to be any changes in SQ Paris schedule, to improve the utilization of their 744s ? Can this be related to the lease of 744s to IB?
HB-IWC From Greece, joined Sep 2000, 4414 posts, RR: 76 Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5329 times:
Before serving Madrid as a tag on to the Paris flight, SQ used to serve the Spanish capital via Zurich for quite a while. I even think that at a certain point in time, Madrid got 3 weekly frequencies. SQ has in recent years also withdrawn from two other European destinations: Brussels and Berlin.
Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 62 Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3713 times:
Airmale and IBERIA747, you guys forgot Cairo!!!!!!!
They have 3x weekly A320 flights that route MAD-BCN-CAI-BCN-MAD, and 3x weekly B757 flights that route MAD-CAI-MAD (summer only). That brings a total of 6x weekly flights. Their inaugural MAD-CAI-MAD flight was operated by one of their A346s (1st A346 at CAI).
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25 IBERIA747: Horus, I have not forgotten Cairo...it´s an important destination for IB outside Europe. I didn´t mention it because we were talking about destinati
26 Krushny: What about Ammann? Hasn't IB flown there?
27 Airmale: EIrules I heard JAL are planning a MAN-DUB service thats the rumor. Horus Cairo = Africa
28 IBERIA747: Amman? I´m not sure...maybe they used to fly there but I don´t remember right now. I forgot Beirut. IB will restart services soon to BEY. I say rest