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SIA Would Not Launch Ultra Long-Haul Flights Today  
User currently offlineUALMMFlyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 135 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4179 times:

Read the following short news today...

Quote:

Intelligence
SIA Would Not Launch Ultra Long-Haul Flights Today
Staff
70 words
12 June 2006
Aviation Daily
1
Volume 364, Number 50
English
(c) 2006 McGraw-Hill, Inc.
Given a choice, Singapore Airlines would not launch ultra-long-haul flights today, CEO C. S. Chew told The DAILY. Its Singapore-Los Angeles nonstop service was profitable at the end of 2004, Chew said, but turned negative with the rising fuel costs. SIA operates daily Airbus A340-500 services to Los Angeles and New York with five aircraft.



Does this mean:

1. SQ may cancel its ULR flights and get rid of its 345 and also not considering 772LR, or
2. A345 is not efficient and not able to carry a full load, or
3. Is it just SIN-LAX-SIN not profitable as article seems to indicate?


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User currently offlinePolymerPlane From United States of America, joined May 2006, 991 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4056 times:

I think 772LR would probably profitable on the run. It should be able to carry 300 pax, much more than the A345 and 11 tons of cargo against almost nothing on A345, on top of the fuel burn advantage.

I think 8 abreast 777 would be as comfortable as the current 7 abreast 345.

Cheers,
PP



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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3988 times:

The B787-9 would be even more profitable, but we'll have to see about payload/range performance for EWR-SIN. SFO/LAX-SIN should be fine.

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