SIA To Increase Tokyo Services From April 2002
5 December 2001
Singapore Airlines (SIA) will increase its services to Japan with an additional three times weekly Singapore-Tokyo service from mid-April 2002. Currently, there are 17 SIA weekly services to Tokyo.
On 6 November 2001, SIA announced schedule changes to rationalize its operations on the United States routes to better match expected demand.
In line with these changes, the three-times weekly Singapore-Amsterdam-Chicago service will be suspended from 13 January 2002 until 30 April 2002. Amsterdam will continue to be served six times weekly. From the beginning of May 2002, SIA expects to revert to its original level of operation.
Similarly, three of the daily Singapore-Frankfurt-New York (JFK) services will be suspended from 13 January 2002 to 30 April 2002. During this same period, Frankfurt will be served eleven times weekly.
SIA has also made some reductions in services to North Asia and Southeast Asia. Outlined below are details of service reductions to be implemented:-
Since mid-November 2001
* Weekly services to Taipei have been reduced from 22 to 18.
From 13 January 2002
* Singapore-Bangkok-Osaka services will be reduced from seven times weekly to five. Osaka services will thus be reduced from 17 to 15 times weekly.
* Singapore-Fukuoka-Hiroshima services will be reduced from four times a week to twice. Fukuoka, which is also served by three direct flights, will thus be served five times weekly instead of seven.
* Singapore-Nagoya services will be reduced from seven per week to six.
* Singapore-Surabaya services will be further reduced from ten times weekly to seven.
* Singapore-Denpasar services will be reduced from 28 times weekly to 25.
Service reductions on the Nagoya, Bangkok-Osaka and Denpasar routes are expected to be restored from May 2002.
SIA will continue to monitor its operations system-wide and make adjustments where necessary to match capacity with demand.