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When/why Did SQ Axe Vienna?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9483 posts, RR: 13
Posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3077 times:

When was that? And why? What aircraft did they fly there with?

Lauda used to fly to Hong Kong via Bangkok. Not anymore. Wonder if Austrian will give it a try.

There are heaps of Asian and Hong Kong people visiting Europe. Lots of tours each day. Increasingly, Vienna is getting more and more popular.

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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4785 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2961 times:

There are heaps of Asian and Hong Kong people visiting Europe. Lots of tours each day. Increasingly, Vienna is getting more and more popular.

Large volumes of pax doesn't guarantee a profit. If it is low yield, especially when it is high in tourist traffic, you are back to right where u started from - nil profit - or worse, negative profit!

Just look at Garuda's route to AMS. I think it has been axed from the network as we speak.

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User currently offlineSQ7345 From Switzerland, joined Feb 2004, 78 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2917 times:

i think it was about a year after they canx the freighter flights bsl-vie-dxb-sin. that was in '97.
on the freighter run yields ex austria were extremely low so nobdoy was surprised they stopped. bsl yields were a bit higher but compared to yields ex scandinavia it was nothing.

User currently offlineEx_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1436 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

Late 1998. Route was unprofitable, really poor yields.

User currently offlineGuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 851 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2824 times:

SQ would rather route everyone through its hub it shares with LH in FRA. Codesharing with LH effectively killed VIE, amongst other european destinations that it found more effective giving its onward passengers to LH's flights instead of flying there themselves.

User currently offlineVH-OJO From Slovakia, joined Jan 2000, 238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2819 times:

I remember flying with SQ back in 1994 on a 743, routing was VIE-ATH-SIN. Later they had upgraded to a 744 still with a stop at ATH. In my recollection they had terminated the service briefly in the mid-90s before reinstating it again with a 343 VIE-SIN nonstop. Few years back they pulled out for good.

MH seems to go along the same lines with their VIE service as they keep changing their mind each season.

User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10512 posts, RR: 63
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2673 times:

The B7E7 might or might not make this route profitable for SQ. Note that OS fly this route and SQ codeshares, but I think it is only 3x weekly.

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