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SQ's Virgin-Atlantic Routes  
User currently offlineSingapore 777 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1015 posts, RR: 3
Posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1304 times:

With SQ's 49% stake in VS, I heard that SQ is going to take over some of VS' current routes. My question is:

1) What are the routes going to be taken over?

2) When will this take effect?

3) What aircraft will these routes be operated by? (i.e. will they be operated by SQ aircraft or VS or what?)

4) Will Singapore F/As be operating the service or VS or a mix?

5) Will SQ be using their crappy A310s on these routes (not that all are that crap but they're ageing)?

Thanks. Any response is appreciated.

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User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1246 times:
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There are no plans for SQ to take over VS routes

User currently offlineDjmatthews From United Kingdom, joined Dec 1999, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1219 times:

I heard that SQ are taking over the MAN-MCO route next year!

User currently offlineFlyAA757 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1216 times:

I can see VS leasing some of SQ's aircraft that would otherwise have sat idle to operate some services, but that is all. As SQ is obviously not from an EU country, I dont see how it could get rights to a route like MAN-MCO. BA occasionally leases QF 744s to operate charters out of LHR.

User currently offlineGardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1522 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

As SQ wants more trans-Atlantic services, it will code share on Virgins North American flights.
I dont think Virgin will ever fly into Singapore in its own right, they are more likely to code share with SQ, and onwards to places like Manila, KL and Jakarta. ~

But this makes me wonder about the VS/Malaysia Airlines relationship. Does anyone know of this will be abandoned? SQ would not tolerate its new partner working with one of its main competitors.


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