But today, i've got accurate and reliable sources that the postponed SIA to Las Vegas service will be introduced in September 2002 if everything goes on track!The flight will be operated 3 times weekly, using a slot of one of the 6 daily flights (Probably 7 as SIA will fly back to 7 in the near future.)Also, agreements have been made between different authorities long time ago.It's all the contract thing.
However, this is not yet offical or announced, and might have changes till SIA annouces the services.
Also, SIA is planning to fly Moscow (Discussed in another topic) and Tel Aviv in the future, and this is also reliable sources.However, Las Vegas will be the first destination SIA will launch, and hopefully Moscow and Tel Aviv coming!
Too bad if NOT the WTC incident...i'll be able to see the 1st airline from HKG to LAS in May 2002.Too bad!
Aviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1489 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2540 times:
Docpepz: Singapore does not care where Malaysia Airlines fly to. Why then should Malaysians dictate what destinations SIA flies to?
El Al Israeli Airlines B744/B742/B777s arrive in Bangkok every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday . . . and Thailand is also Malaysia's neighbour.
There have indeed been much traffic between Singapore and Israel, not just end-to-end but also beyond both SIN and TLV to Europe and Australia.
There are definitely folks who go to Las Vegas from Singapore - LAS being a place that many Singaporeans have visited as part of a broader USA West Coast itinerary. However, HKG-LAS is ultra attractive to the many Hong Kongers who frequently frequent casinos . . .
Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13747 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2512 times:
I don't think they'll use A345s, considering they have just been postponed to a month after the launch, and they would probably do SIN - LAS. However the potential gambling market from HKG - LAS could still make the A345 / 744 viable for that route. Interesting.
Hkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2477 times:
While HK people do go to Las Vegas for holidays, usually it is just part of a trip around the US. So I'm not sure how a non-stop flight there would work out. I think most people would want to fly to places like LAX or SFO first, then just go to LAS for a few days. But yeah, if they fly the 345s, that would be GREAT for spotters!
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