Hkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1230 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1767 times:
What's the frequency of SQ's SIN-BRU route & what aircraft do they normally operate?
I'm not too sure whether we'll see CX doing HKG-BRU but now that they're replacing AHK's cargo service they should consider & study the feasibility of starting a passenger service to Brussels. Maybe they've already determined such a route isn't profitable for them & shelved plans to start HKG-BRU. If they do start HKG-BRU, I see them codesharing with SN.
Ex_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1435 posts, RR: 5 Reply 18, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1715 times:
SQ's cargo flights through BRU are profitable.
Their passenger flights are not turning a profit. The passenger flights operate 3x744 SIN-BRU-MAN M/W/F and MAN-BRU-SIN W/F/Su and the problem here is that neither BRU nor MAN generates much premium traffic. Economy loads from both stations are pretty decent, though. A lot of SQ's traffic ex-BRU is tourist traffic headed to Indonesia, and this has taken a hit in recent years.
SQ has been in BRU a long time, though. I guess it is a "nice to have" route.
Since the early 1990s SQ has operated various routings through BRU, including: SIN-BRU-JFK, SIN-ZRH-BRU, SIN-FCO-BRU.
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7259 posts, RR: 14 Reply 23, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1652 times:
SQ said two or three years ago that MAN was now making a profit, though I've haven't had any news from them recently. Part of any perceived lack of premium traffic may be attributed to them offering a one-stop service rather than a non-stop one. They appear to be doing much better in filling the aircraft this year (some 236 pax per flight, which is 13% higher than last year, in the period January to March).
The printed MAN timetable makes no mention of a MAN-BRU service on the depature listing. It lists MAN-BOM on Th & Sa, MAN-AMS on We, Fr & Su and MAN-ZRH on Mo & Tu. Can't help on the arrivals as it just lists SIN!
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 372 posts, RR: 2 Reply 24, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1647 times:
Established02-Hi! Belgian aviation interests me as far as Asian/Middle Eastern operaters are concerned, because its one of the lesser known West European states so its interesting to see airlines from my part of the world flying there, as for PIA they'll only operate there if a large Pakistani immigrant community is present, like in Norway one country I never imagined PIA would fly to, Sweden yes, Norway noway, but PIA cargo are considering operating to Ostend if and when they convert one of their A300s into a freighter.