Docpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1971 posts, RR: 3 Posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2484 times:
just thought some of you out there may like to know this. and more:
Tuesday February 5, 7:28 PM
Singapore Airlines reinstates flights amid signs of rebound
SINGAPORE, Feb 5 (AFP) -
Singapore Airlines (SIA) said Tuesday it will reinstate flights on routes to Asia, Europe and North America after cutting back on some services last year in response to a global aviation slowdown.
"SIA has since been closely monitoring the market's development, including the impact of marketing initiatives implemented to stimulate the market and restore consumer confidence in international travel," the carrier said in a statement.
In Asia, the carrier will resume daily flights to the Japanese city of Osaka via Bangkok from March 31, after the service was reduced to five times a week.
It will also add an extra flight to Hiroshima, bringing its total flights to the city to three times a week from April 28.
The flight frequency on the Singapore-Hiroshima route was cut from four times a week last year.
Services to the popular Indonesian tourist resort island of Bali will revert back to 28 times a week from March 31 after being cut to 25 times weekly.
SIA will add two more flights to its weekly services to Shanghai in China from March 31, making a total of 12 flights a week to the city. At the same time, it will also deploy bigger aircraft to Guangzhou.
"The extra capacity is intended to cater to the growing demand on the Singapore-China route," it said.
In North America, SIA said it will reinstate its four weekly service on the Singapore-Amsterdam-New York route from March 19 after cutting the flights to three late last year.
The carrier's Singapore-Taipei-Los Angeles route has already resumed daily services starting February, after it was cut to five times a week.
Its Singapore-Tokyo-Los Angeles service will also revert to a daily operation from March 31 after being reduce to five times weekly.
In Europe, the carrier will now fly directly to Frankfurt 12 times a week from March 10 onwards. Prior to the flight cutbacks, SIA flew to the German city 14 times a week.
The airline, one of Asia's biggest and normally one of the most profitable, is facing the prospect of sliding into its first ever annual loss in the current financial year ending March.
It has already undertaken a series of cost-cutting measures including a wage reductions and delaying the delivery of commercial jets.
Tsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2458 times:
I think this should read as SIN-AMS-JFK/EWR... instead of AMS...
"In North America, SIA said it will reinstate its four weekly service on the Singapore-Amsterdam-New York route from March 19 after cutting the flights to three late last year. "
Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13754 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2392 times:
Straits Times, Singapore: EXTRACTED
SIA puts back cancelled flights
Recovering travel industry also prompts national carrier to add more flights, increase seats to selected destinations
By Ginnie Teo
AS THE travel industry shows more signs of recovering, Singapore Airlines announced yesterday that it will reinstate five services it had cut last year when demand fell after Sept 11.
The changes from next month are being made to cater to the improving market conditions for the coming spring and summer seasons in the Northern Hemisphere, SIA said in a press statement last night.
The move by SIA to reinstate some of its services comes shortly after the end of the annual National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (Natas) travel fair, held over the weekend.
At the fair, SIA offered tickets to 53 countries at up to 50 per cent discount for groups of at least four people travelling together, as a sweetener to get people to fly again.
And early indications are that it may have worked, with travellers buying over $25 million of tickets and tour packages at the fair, according to Natas.
Because of the pickup in demand, SIA will reinstate the following services:
Singapore to Osaka via Bangkok: From being a daily service, it was cut to five times a week. From March 31, it will go back to being a daily flight.
Bali: There will be 28 flights a week, from March 31, up from 25.
Singapore-Amsterdam-New York: From March 19, there will be four flights a week, up from three a week.
Singapore-Taipei-Los Angeles: It had been cut to five times a week last year. Last Friday, it became a daily service again.
Singapore-Tokyo-Los Angeles: Back to a daily service from March 31, from five times a week.
Other changes include extra seats on flights to China to meet the growing demand on the Singapore/China route.
From March 31, SIA will add two B777 flights a week to Shanghai, making a total of 12 services a week to China's prime commercial city.
The two daily A310 services to Guangzhou in China will also be upgraded to a B777 aircraft.
Travellers to Japan can also look forward to a third weekly flight to Hiroshima from April 28.
The service from Singapore to Frankfurt, which was reduced from 14 to 11 times a week, will increase by one flight from March 10.
Travel agents yesterday welcomed the news.
Mr Darren Cher, Ananda Travel's senior marketing communications officer, said: 'It's good they're increasing seats to Japan as it's becoming an important destination for Singaporeans. Our bookings to Japan at the Natas fair went up by 40 per cent.'
Agreeing, Mr James Wong, Farmosa Holiday Tours' sales and marketing manager, said: 'As an agent, I feel happy. It'll help everyone in the industry - airlines, travel agents, passengers.'