SQ7345 From Switzerland, joined Feb 2004, 78 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2228 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.
GuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 839 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2135 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.
VH-OJO From Slovakia, joined Jan 2000, 238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2130 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.