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SQ Adds Rockhampton To Network  
User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1639 times:

SQ has added Rockhampton in Queensland to it's network, albeit only until 7 December.

SQ will be flying in over 6000 Singaporean Defence Force personnel for joint exercises with the Australian Defence Forces.

The first flight, operated by a 747-400, landed on Saturday, and is the first time a 747-400 has landed at Rockhampton.

There are a total of 26 flights up till 7/12/00.

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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

Hey, I didn't knew that. Thanks.


Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineGUNDU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

Can pax fly in that flight too? What flight number is it?


Gundu


User currently offlineAndrew From Singapore, joined Dec 1999, 369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

SIA's services to Rocky have been going on for about 6-8 years now, as the Singapore Army has been conducting military exercises there for about that long now. I had the opportunity to participate in the exercise in 1997, and at that time, I flew on the A310-300's as Rocky couldn't handle anything larger.

As far as I know, all flights were chartered for military purposes, therefore no civilian passengers were on board.

Has Rocky upgraded its runway? I'm surprised that SQ is now using the 747-400's. Are you sure about that, Scotty?


regards,

andrew





User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1566 times:

Howdy Andrew

It has been reported that all Boeing and Airbus will be used, and it was reported that the first flight was operated by a 744. This was reported in Travel Daily, and was confirmed by a SQ'er here in PER.

Cheers

Scotty

P.S. Andrew...can you send me a message on ICQ as I reformatted and lost everything.


User currently offlineAndrew From Singapore, joined Dec 1999, 369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

Interesting info, Scotty. Thanks for that! Hmmm.... I wonder if the 747-400's are operating with any load restrictions.



regards,

andrew


User currently offlineMarcelduchamp From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

Just wondering...
1) R these flights listed in the new schedule or/and on the website?
2) Are they open to civilians as well?
3) How would I find out the aircraft used?
4) Are they considered chartered or scheduled services, i.e. is the service the same as other flights?

ciao


User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

I think these are government charters and therefore can hardly be counted as scheduled additions to SIAs network.

MAS flies regular charter to Stockholm and Helsinki - they still do NOT serve either city as a regular destination now do they?


User currently offlineMegatop747-412 From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

Yeah - I agree with Mas777 in that these flights are mostly military/govt charters and not scheduled flights... I used to work for SIA/SATS at Changi Airport lin the early 90s and they have lots of such charters to all the places where Singapore Armed Forces send their personnel for overseas training - mostly to places such as Bangkok, Brunei, Aussie (mostly PER then I think), Taiwan etc...

These are usually military charters and departs at the wee hours of the morning, i.e. 2-3am... And if I'm not mistaken, they usually have a SQ7xxx flight numbers (Sq 7-thousand flight numbers).. They do use a mix of aircraft types, A310s, B747s etc (at that time while I was still with SIa/SATS, SQ still had their B742s and B743s and have not yet operated on A343s and B777s yet).

I know SQ do have a military (training) base in Rockhampton but didn't know they operated there. Had a friends's wife who works in the army and she frequently goes over to Rockhampton for training / stints etc...

p/s : To Marcel - as I believe these are military charters, they are probably not found on the schedules section on their web site - but you may still give it a try and see if you can find - I'm not too sure really


User currently offlineJaseWGTN From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1507 times:

The aircraft they are using are:

24th Oct - 747-400 x 2
27th Oct - 777-200, 747-400
28th Oct - 310-300
30th Oct - 747-400
31st Oct - 310-300
03rd Nov - 310-300, 747-400
07th Nov - 340-300
09th Nov - 777-200
13th Nov - 777-200 x 2
14th Nov - 747-400, 347-300
15th Nov - 777-200
16th Nov - 310-300
17th Nov - 747-400
18th Nov - 310-300
21st Nov - 777-200
22nd Nov - 747-400
28th Nov - 310-300

Jase




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