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SQ New Services To MXP And BCN This Summer  
User currently offlineAukahkay From Singapore, joined Nov 2005, 69 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4422 times:

There are hot rumours going around in the local aviation circle that Singapore Airlines will be commencing direct services non-stop services to Milan Malpensa and Barcelona this coming summer using the B777-200. This comes only months after its inaugural service to Moscow Domodedovo in March. Can anyone confirm the rumours?

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User currently offlineHB-IWC From Greece, joined Sep 2000, 4498 posts, RR: 72
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4390 times:

It would surprise me very much. SQ has quite recently given up on MAD, so BCN seems very far fetched. And while I wouldn't rule out MXP at one point, it seems unlikely that SQ would contemplate at the end of April launching a new summer service, that would have to start in a matter of weeks.

User currently offlineEx_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1435 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4016 times:

IIRC - and unless a new bilateral has been signed - Singapore's bilateral with Italy allows SQ access to Rome only. If the bilateral was expanded, I would not be surprised if they dropped FCO for MXP. MXP is a higher yielding market for both pax and cargo. Currently, much of the cargo loaded on SQ's services out of FCO is trucked down from Northern Italy.

BCN is unlikely. And, as HB-IWC pointed out, it would be unusual for SQ to announce a new summer service this late. IIRC the only time they did this was when they scrambled to launch to SXF when Germany was reunified in order to keep the rights given by the former East Germany.

[Edited 2006-04-25 22:49:46]

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3961 times:

Greetings and Salutations Ex-SQer. Tis I!

Anyway, dunno about MXP, this rumour seems to have come from the FCO station manager or similar. However with regards to BCN, OUTLOOK did state that such a service could start "later this year."

However judging from the long wait for this aircraft order, I don't advise people to hold their breathe.

I was going to attatch a SpaceBed advert with Italian words but can't find the picture.



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