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Singapore Airlines Suspends Kathmandu  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Posted (12 years 8 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

(not an article)

Singapore Airlines Limited, part of the Singapore Airlines Group announced the suspension of services to and from Kathmandu due to uncertain operating conditions and a network review.

A Maoist rebellion in Nepal was not mentioned in SIA's statement. It's economy is broken and about 3 500 people have been killed in 6 years. Nepal depends on international aid.

More information at the Reuters / Yahoo website


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User currently offlineDocpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1971 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

(NOT AN ARTICLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Singapore_Air,

You can reproduce SIA press statements IN FULL and you will NOT be violating copyright laws!!!! So you don't have to begin with ''not an article"......

I think we're being a bit too paranoid here about the copyright laws........... Everyone else just posts their articles in full with links to the original at either the top or bottom of the article.


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2122 times:

I know but most of my posts with news articles were deleted by Johan in the past.  Sad


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User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 6642 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2136 times:

OH MY GOD!!!! SQ ABANDONS A ROUTE!!! They must be doing badly!! Financial ruin! Bankrupcy! What will we do!!!

User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2125 times:

Is it just me or has Singapore_Air actually posted a news item on SQ SUSPENDING A ROUTE???  Wow!  Nuts



User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2115 times:

CX_Flyboy: If I may comment on your comments.

True, Singapore Airline has abandoned a route. The route is namely Singapore - Kathmandu and v.v. However, I believe that this is due more to uncertain operating conditions than low or no profits on that route. If it were so, then Singapore Airlines would have "abandoned" that route a long time ago. There is no money to waste in this industry during our time of cyclical downturn.

Financial ruin and bankcruptcy are quite extreme. Bankcruptcy is obviously not even part of Singapore Airlines due to good management and there are many assets to mortgage if such a position did unfortunately prevail at SIA. Financial ruin is arguable, however, Dr. Cheong Choong Kong did come out a few weeks ago saying that SIA would post a profit, despite a write down of Air New Zealand and other exceptional items.

As for Kathmandu itself, I think that it is a wise decision. Though I do want the A310s to go quickly, I do not wish a death by gunfire for a plane that has served the airline for so long. Hopefully Royal Air Nepal (is that right) will take the SIA passengers.



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User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

LOL N863DA!! That was so funny!!  Laugh out loud

Don't be so hard on him, he's just a huge fan. But Singapore_Air, Cx flyboy was just joking, no need to get so serious or uptight about SQ suspending Kathmandu.

Hkg82.


User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

Ok, so huge is an understatement, but I rest my case!!

User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

CX_flyboy, get a life. Why don't CX go bankrupt?

Nepal recently is in political turbulant as the rebel group launches various attack throughout the country that makes it unsafe to travel to Nepal currently, and in the future.

I guess when SIA resume Kathmandu, Silk Air will takeover, because SIA's A310 seems to big for this route.


User currently offlineDocpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1971 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2012 times:

Hey guys,

Cx flyboy was just JOKING! DUH!!!!!!!!

Singapore_Air, I can't believe you took Cx flyboy THAT seriously!!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

You guys really make me laugh, sometimes! Anyway I always need some cheering up....  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

Jiml1126,

CXFlyboy is only joking and he is someone that knows what he's talking about. Which is more then can be said for Singapore_Air !!. Keep up your good reports from Taiwan.

As for N863DA, I guess what you said was funny but its been deleted thanks to Singapore_Air.

For the record SQ also cancelled Macau last year, they must be in trouble  Nuts


User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

CXFlyboy is only joking

It's a boring joke.

As for Macau suspension, that's because the smallest SIA jet is A310, and SIA sometimes having problem to fill their 310 100% full on certain route.

Don't be surprised when SIA announce some of the A310 flight will be transferred to their subsidiary Silk Air. If this happens, Silk Air will order more A319/320, I think.


User currently offlineB-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

I should have thought SIN-Kathmandu would do quite well. Many trekkers going to Nepal would probably pass through Singapore.

I guess Thai is the major benefactor - people flying to Nepal from Australia/Pacific will probably go through Bangkok now.


User currently offlineFITPilot From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

Is TG's route to Kathmandu doing alright?

User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1973 times:

hkgspotter1 and all the other Hong Kong people...

Have ever heard the saying: The joke is DEAD?



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User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

According to my mom, who works in SilkAir, they will begin flights to Chengdu in July with either A320 or A319 aircraft.

9V-SVA



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User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 6642 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1933 times:

Seems to be a severe lack of a sense of humour here.

Actually it does surprise me that a) SQ is dropping a route, and b) Singapore_air is reporting it!!


User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1932 times:

Seems to be a severe lack of a sense of humour here

no there seems to be a severe lack of maturity in here...



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User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

It was just a harmless joke that Cx flyboy made. I was expecting everyone to be capable of taking it in good humour, but evidently not.

Anyway, let's forget about it.

Hkg82.






User currently offlineSQ772 From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 1792 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

Don't want to get embroiled in the taunting and corny jokes in this topic...but I would just like to point out that route dropping is a pretty normal phenomenon in the airline industry.

It makes commercial sense for airlines to rationalise their network regularly to ensure that loss making routes are cut and capacity is added to healthier routes.

In the past decade, SQ has dropped numerous routes such as SXF, SDJ, MFM, HGH and the list goes on....

Saying that SQ is in trouble just because they cancelled a route just doesn't sound like an intelligent analysis to me.

Can anyone highlight to me an existing major airline that throughout its history has never cancelled routes before? I would be most interested to know...




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