kaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2366 posts, RR: 3 Posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 14450 times:
Currently Singapore Airlines has 11 777-300s (old config 332 (18/49/265)) doing a daily Shanghai flight (SQ830/833), and 7x daily Jakarta. It feels like the majority of this fleet is in the process of getting updated to the new config (284 (8/50/226)).
There is one plane in the new config, doing a daily Delhi flight (SQ407/408). When the rest of the 777-300s are done, (I am guessing Jakarta will take 4 planes?) there will be 7 free 777-300s.
My guess for 777-300s:
7x daily Jakarta
daily Delhi (SQ407/408)
daily Shanghai (SQ830/833) currently 777-300 (old config)
daily Melbourne (SQ228/237) currently 747-400
daily Auckland (SQ285/286) currently 777-300ER
daily Beijing (SQ802/805) currently 777-300ER
daily Hong Kong (SQ860/863) currently 777-300ER
daily Melbourne (SQ217/218) currently 777-300ER
daily Mumbai (SQ423/424) currently 777-300ER
This would free up 5 777-300ERs for new routes
There will also soon be 6 additional A380s coming soon (all current routes + new LAX take up ~12 planes).
flynorth From Sweden, joined Mar 2008, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 14078 times:
Quoting Luxair747SP (Reply 2): Europe is covered quite good, but is there any destination which would have a chance?
Not a new destination and maybe not a candidate for an A380 or B773ER, but CPH could be a candidate for higher frequencies. It is only served thrice weekly at the moment with a B772. QR has very successfully recently moved in at CPH with (soon) daily A330 + rumours has it that EK is moving in with daily A332, indicating strong demand going east from Scandinavia.
SQ also recently announced code-share with SK on their SIN flight ( feeding from OSL and ARN), which should accomodate for some growth. Time for some SQ expansion at CPH!
sq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1633 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 13928 times:
Quoting SQuared (Reply 5): There have been rumours on another site about a SIN-TPE-JFK-FRA-SIN routing with 77W - That would certainly be interesting! But not sure how much weight to put on such a rumour.
TPE-JFK sounds like a horrible idea - I feel like Eva has that market down with their flight to EWR and isn't Taiwan an notoriously low yielding market? I mean...SQ axed their TPE-LAX flights, and with JFK being that much further, I'd say it's that much more of a challenge to make the flight profitable.
smi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1528 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 12643 times:
I was under the impression that MEL was potentially going to double daily A380, in an effort to block AI from making dent in the market althugh the date for their arrival has come and gone maybe this plane has changed. Long term would a SQ A330 (Long term being ten or so year) work two to three time a week out of CBR? I believe QR has some of the government contract can't remember their conditions though, QF route everything via SYD or MEL, wold a nonstop service from SQ be viable in ten years time?
ManekS From Singapore, joined Oct 2008, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 11754 times:
Quoting ojas (Reply 12): Does SQ has any plans of adding additional frequencies to BOM and DEL? It looks to me that SQ are interested in going 17-18 weekly each to BOM, DEL as and when their A333s can be put to use there.
DEL maybe, but I don't think BOM will as there's much more competition from BOM (IT, 9W, AI, QF) than from DEL (9W, AI). I think they need to reintroduce the daytime flight to BLR. MI's A320's are just not big enough .. its pretty much impossible to get a seat on this route during peak season. If SQ doesn't, IT should.
SurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2862 posts, RR: 30
Reply 15, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 11537 times:
Just a few ideas I have
ARN - Tie in the SAS hub, connect Scandinavians to/from Bali, Phuket, Australia, etc.
BRU - Now a Star Alliance hub, with connectivity to many European airports...
CTS - With connecting traffic from Australia, it might just work!
DRW - SilkAir?
IKA - Crazy I know, but they could connect people to/from Malaysia, Indonesia, etc. Plus, there must be some kind of business/tourism ties between Singapore and Iran, right?
NBO - Not all that far (geographically) from SIN, and would serve as a perfect gateway to all of East Africa (ADD, DAR, etc.).
ORD - Maybe SQ can agree to work with the "new" UA to make this one work
PUS - If DL can make it work, why not SQ? Surely there's enough business, trade, and tourism between these large cities...
SEA - YVR worked for all those years. Maybe SEA would fare a bit better, and get more than a few of those loyal Vancouverites!
YYZ - If Canada would ever give them traffic rights!
Flying in the middle seat of coach is much better than not flying at all!
EBGflyer From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 11104 times:
Quoting flynorth (Reply 16): CPH is the main SK hub. SQ recently started codesharing with SK for their thrice weekly SIN B772 route, hence my suggestion above for upped frequency on that route.
Right. With the recently made agreement on codesharing on flights out of CPH, which also involves SQ numbered flights on the ARN-CPH segment, I doubt ARN would be a target.
However, I think the agreement should increase demand on the CPH-SIN segment, which would allow for an increase in frequencies. Loads are supposedly very good on this route, but of course QR are slowly breaking into SQ's share of passengers especially on destinations beyond Singapore (ie MEL, MNL, CEB, CGK, DPS and to some extend KUL). Qatar Airways recently upgraded to a 332 and will go 6 weekly in January or February. As far as I know QR doesn't have as good a partner in Scandinavia to feed passengers (if they have any at all), which gives SQ a major benefit. SQ has the benefit of having many loyal SK *A-members as well especially higher yielding pax.
With the rumor of EK arriving into CPH as well, I guess it's up to SQ defend its position. Either take up the fight or leave. SQ are in a position to get the higher yielding pax while the Middle Eastern carriers will provide good airfare for the leisure pax. I hope SQ sees a good business in staying in CPH.
SASDC8 From Norway, joined Mar 2006, 753 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9436 times:
Quoting EBGflyer (Reply 18): SQ are in a position to get the higher yielding pax while the Middle Eastern carriers will provide good airfare for the leisure pax. I hope SQ sees a good business in staying in CPH.
Agree with you here and I would love to see SQ use a 777-300ER on the SIN-CPH run with increased frequencizes to say 5, 6 times a week
Then SQ would really be an alternative for me when flying to south east asia.
Use them replace the old 744's as they leave the fleet.
So the short answer is: Where the 744's fly today. I really don't expect much of and European or US expansion before the A350/787 start arriving.
Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13739 posts, RR: 19
Reply 23, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8460 times:
All these ideas are lovely but it is my view that the current CEO has left the airline intensely capacity constrained. Fleet planning has been extremely poor although the Koito seats, B787 and potential A350 issues are acknowledged. More B77Ws would certainly have been useful.
ordjoe From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8423 times:
As much as I would love to see pax SQ come back to ORD (esp A380 service) I do not see it. I believe when they were there in the 90's with some sort of 777 doing ORD-AMS-SIN it did not last all that long. ORD-SIN too long nonstop, they would need some intermediate stop either Europe or northern Asia, most cities that could be a commercially viable are covered already. They could maybe add another ORD-HKG-SIN like UA has, that flight is always packed i have heard. Possibly ORD-DME-SIN, but then again any ORD-DME service has failed. Maybe ORD-CAN-SIN?
: Canada has a bilateral agreement with Singapore. SQ is one of the designated carriers. I assume SQ has never exercised it's rights. Believe AC did fo
: Would be a great route....And they already fly there (SQ Cargo) so they know the territory WEll SQ does do IAH-DME-SIN...and after struggling for a y
: SQ will be back at ORD some day, but not via AMS (filled Y, but yield to AMS stink). Since AA / CX seem inept to start ORD-HKG, SQ would compliment UA