Andrew From Singapore, joined Dec 1999, 369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2115 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?
Brissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2110 times:
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.
P.S. Andrew...can you send me a message on ICQ as I reformatted and lost everything.
Marcelduchamp From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2088 times:
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?
Megatop747-412 From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2060 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
JaseWGTN From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 828 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2051 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