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Tuesday February 5, 7:28 PM
Singapore Airlines reinstates flights amid signs of rebound
SINGAPORE, Feb 5 (AFP) -
Singapore Airlines (SIA) said Tuesday it will reinstate flights on routes to Asia, Europe and North America after cutting back on some services last year in response to a global aviation slowdown.
"SIA has since been closely monitoring the market's development, including the impact of marketing initiatives implemented to stimulate the market and restore consumer confidence in international travel," the carrier said in a statement.
In Asia, the carrier will resume daily flights to the Japanese city of Osaka via Bangkok from March 31, after the service was reduced to five times a week.
It will also add an extra flight to Hiroshima, bringing its total flights to the city to three times a week from April 28.
The flight frequency on the Singapore-Hiroshima route was cut from four times a week last year.
Services to the popular Indonesian tourist resort island of Bali will revert back to 28 times a week from March 31 after being cut to 25 times weekly.
SIA will add two more flights to its weekly services to Shanghai in China from March 31, making a total of 12 flights a week to the city. At the same time, it will also deploy bigger aircraft to Guangzhou.
"The extra capacity is intended to cater to the growing demand on the Singapore-China route," it said.
In North America, SIA said it will reinstate its four weekly service on the Singapore-Amsterdam-New York route from March 19 after cutting the flights to three late last year.
The carrier's Singapore-Taipei-Los Angeles route has already resumed daily services starting February, after it was cut to five times a week.
Its Singapore-Tokyo-Los Angeles service will also revert to a daily operation from March 31 after being reduce to five times weekly.
In Europe, the carrier will now fly directly to Frankfurt 12 times a week from March 10 onwards. Prior to the flight cutbacks, SIA flew to the German city 14 times a week.
The airline, one of Asia's biggest and normally one of the most profitable, is facing the prospect of sliding into its first ever annual loss in the current financial year ending March.
It has already undertaken a series of cost-cutting measures including a wage reductions and delaying the delivery of commercial jets.
However officially, there's still no word from them regarding SIN-HKG-LAS. why's that so?