Qatar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2099 times:
I had my sleep interrupted and I couldn't go back to sleep so I checked todays news and I read the following.
KB Cheung, SQ's Gulf manager was on a breif visit to Qatar yesterday. Chuang said that Singapore Airlines will increase its daily flights to DXB to 10x weekly starting in December. Singapore Airlines is also seriously studying the proposal to fly to DOH (Doha, Qatar) and other destinations in the Gulf as an extension of the DXB flights because of "tremendous demand". Meanwhile, Cheung said SIA is also exploring the possibility of increasing its cooperation with various GCC-based carriers. The airline, he said, prefers to enter into pro-rate deals as they are simpler to execute instead of code-share agreements.
-Can anyone elaborate more on this?
-Also, what equipment will SQ use in the three extra flights?
KHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1619 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2021 times:
Great news...everything out of DXB seems to need extra capacity!! It would be great to see SIA expand in the Gulf.Infact once in 1993 i flew SQ from DXB to KHI on a B747-300(big-top)....thats when the DXB and KHI were linked with the same flight. Where other then DXB is SQ flying to these days in the Khaleej?
Danialanwar From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2007 times:
SQ MidEast flights:
4x 773 SIN-DXB-Istanbul
3x 773 SIN-DXB-Cairo
3x 772 SIN-Jeddah (or maybe still using A343)
2x 772? SIN-Karachi-Lahore-SIN
2x 772? SIN-Lahore-Karachi-SIN
They used to fly to Dhahran (enroute to Istanbul), but now the Istanbul flights go via Dubai and Dhahran has been swapped to Jeddah. Some 10 years ago,SQ also flew to Abu Dhabi via Colombo
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Qatar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1995 times:
I read on another newspaper that Singapore Airlines has seen an increase of 126% of the number of PAX flying on the DXB-SIN flight that are originating in DOH. SQ has eperienced similar growth Gulf wide and is also considering flights to BAH, KWI and MCT aswell as DOH either as extentions of existing flights to the Gulf or through new non-stops.
Hkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1984 times:
There definitely seems to be the demand for DOH, so a SIN-DXB-DOH route should turn out be profitable route. The thing is with Singapore Airlines, once they consider a new route, it doesn't take long for them to launch it!!