Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 378 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 979 times:
Singapore airlines fly A340's to Pakistan connectiong both Lahore and Karachi with the same flight like in a domestic leg, Pakistan is a small country and no other airline has operated such a service so far , why do SQ do that ? why dont they have a seperate flight to Lahore using the A310 perhaps
KrisworldB777 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 571 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 21 hours ago) and read 914 times:
I think that it offers the best service. Because the flight is fairly long, it is better to operate the more comfortable and better equipped A340s which are the second smallest in the fleet. The A310s are generally, I mean generally, used on the shorter Asian routes although Male is a 6 hour flight. Flying via Karachi to Lahore I would imagine is not one of the very profitable sectors like Singapore to Istanbul via Dubai but I think SIA likes to say that they fly to so many destinations. It is a complex issue that only SIA can explain I'm afraid!