CX_Flyboy: If I may comment on your comments.
True, Singapore Airline has abandoned a route. The route is namely Singapore - Kathmandu and v.v. However, I believe that this is due more to uncertain operating conditions than low or no profits on that route. If it were so, then Singapore Airlines would have "abandoned" that route a long time ago. There is no money to waste in this industry during our time of cyclical downturn.
Financial ruin and bankcruptcy are quite extreme. Bankcruptcy is obviously not even part of Singapore Airlines due to good management and there are many assets to mortgage if such a position did unfortunately prevail at SIA. Financial ruin is arguable, however, Dr. Cheong Choong Kong did come out a few weeks ago saying that SIA would post a profit, despite a write down of Air New Zealand and other exceptional items.
As for Kathmandu itself, I think that it is a wise decision. Though I do want the A310s to go quickly, I do not wish a death by gunfire for a plane that has served the airline for so long. Hopefully Royal Air Nepal (is that right) will take the SIA passengers.
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