SIA cancels flight, re-routes another
SINGAPORE, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Singapore Airlines (Singapore: SIAL.SI - news) (SIA) said on Monday it cancelled one flight and re-routed another after the U.S. and British air attacks on Afghanistan.
Flight SQ428, due to depart for Cairo via Dubai in the early hours of Monday, was cancelled, an SIA spokesman told Reuters.
Flight SQ321 from London to Singapore was being re-routed via Madras and would touch down in the city state about seven hours later than normal at 1:10 a.m. on Tuesday (1710 GMT on Monday).
"At this point, there are no other cancellations for today but we're obviously monitoring the situation closely," the SIA spokesman said. "We're not overflying Afghanistan airspace at all and have not been for some time."
SIA earlier suspended flights to Pakistan. It flies four times a week to Karachi and Lahore.
SIA shares were down 65 cents at S$8.45 in late morning trade in line with a broadly lower market.
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