SIA Drops 3 Asian Cities

Thu Oct 18, 2001 8:18 am

SIA suspends three Asian services

SINGAPORE, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Singapore Airlines (Singapore: SIAL.SI - news) (SIA) said on Wednesday it is suspending flights to three destinations at the end of October due to adverse economic conditions faced by the aviation industry.

The destinations affected are Kota Kinabalu and Kuching in Malaysia as well as Macau, which are all currently served by two flights per week, the carrier said in a statement.

SIA said the move is part of an effort to curb costs as forward bookings have declined, while costs have risen sharply due to hikes in insurance premiums and security costs following the September 11 air attacks in the United States.

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RE: SIA Drops 3 Asian Cities

Thu Oct 18, 2001 9:40 am

that is not all, though - we received this yesterday:


i)SQ16/15 (SIN-ICN-SFO vv) on 31 OCT, 12/19/21/28 NOV
ii)SQ26 (SIN-FRA-JFK) on 11/18/25 NOV
SQ25 (JFK-FRA-SIN) on 12/19/26 NOV
will terminate and originate FRA with schedules as follows:
SQ26 on 11/18/25 NOV SIN 2350 FRA 0600 (PLUS 1)
SQ25 on 13/20/27 NOV FRA 1200 SIN 0650 (PLUS 1)

iii)SQ16/15 (SIN-ICN-SFO vv) on 07/14 NOV
will terminate and originate ICN with schedules as follows :
SQ16 on 07/14NOV SIN0920 ICN1640
SQ15 on 08/15NOV ICN2005 SIN0145 (PLUS 1)

iv)SQ870/863 – 16/18/19/22/23/26OCT

v)SQ872/871 - 16/18/20/23/25/27OCT

vi) SQ982/981 (SIN-NGO vv) on 23OCT and 6NOV.

vii) SQ30/29 (SIN-TPE-LAX vv) on MON/TUE will be cancelled from 05NOV to 27NOV.

2.1 With effect from 28 OCT 2001, the following flights to KCH/BKI are suspended SQ186/185 on WED/SAT SIN-KCH vv
SQ180/179 on TUE/SAT SIN-BKI vv
The last flight into/out of KCH and BKI will be on 27 OCT 2001.

2.2 SQ418 on MON/WED/FRI/SAT will continue to be suspended from 28OCT to 10NOV01.
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RE: SIA Drops 3 Asian Cities

Thu Oct 18, 2001 9:44 am

BKI and KCH are no surprise- SQ has been capacity limited by the Malaysain Govt. on these 2 routes ever since the services were inaugurated. There's no real loss in flying a twice weekly A310.
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RE: SIA Drops 3 Asian Cities

Thu Oct 18, 2001 4:53 pm

I have always wondered why SQ has maintained just two weekly flights on the KCH and BKI routes for around 10 years now. Makes no sense. And surely, there must be much more traffic on the route to justify SQ atleast a daily service.
I wonder if these will be transferred to Silk Air, so they can fly daily with smaller Fokker aircraft or something.
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RE: SIA Drops 3 Asian Cities

Thu Oct 18, 2001 9:11 pm

The Malaysian Government does not allow SIA to operate daily flights into both KCH and BKI for quite some time. Both the state governments is asking the federal government to allow SIA to increase their services, but this was not acknowledged by the feds. Now, passengers have got no choice but to take MAS's flight into SIN.

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RE: SIA Drops 3 Asian Cities

Thu Oct 18, 2001 10:15 pm

what will be the next??

KHH?? HIR?? or ADL??

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