SQ7345 From Switzerland, joined Feb 2004, 78 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2553 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, 840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2460 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 (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2455 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.