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Singapore Airlines Suspends Kathmandu

Wed May 01, 2002 4:08 pm

(not an article)

Singapore Airlines Limited, part of the Singapore Airlines Group announced the suspension of services to and from Kathmandu due to uncertain operating conditions and a network review.

A Maoist rebellion in Nepal was not mentioned in SIA's statement. It's economy is broken and about 3 500 people have been killed in 6 years. Nepal depends on international aid.

More information at the Reuters / Yahoo website
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docpepz
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RE: Singapore Airlines Suspends Kathmandu

Wed May 01, 2002 6:26 pm

(NOT AN ARTICLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Singapore_Air,

You can reproduce SIA press statements IN FULL and you will NOT be violating copyright laws!!!! So you don't have to begin with ''not an article"......

I think we're being a bit too paranoid here about the copyright laws........... Everyone else just posts their articles in full with links to the original at either the top or bottom of the article.
 
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RE: Singapore Airlines Suspends Kathmandu

Wed May 01, 2002 11:42 pm

I know but most of my posts with news articles were deleted by Johan in the past.  Sad
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CX Flyboy
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RE: Singapore Airlines Suspends Kathmandu

Wed May 01, 2002 11:46 pm

OH MY GOD!!!! SQ ABANDONS A ROUTE!!! They must be doing badly!! Financial ruin! Bankrupcy! What will we do!!!
 
hkg82
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RE: Singapore Airlines Suspends Kathmandu

Wed May 01, 2002 11:56 pm

Is it just me or has Singapore_Air actually posted a news item on SQ SUSPENDING A ROUTE???  Wow!  Nuts

 
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RE: Singapore Airlines Suspends Kathmandu

Thu May 02, 2002 12:07 am

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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hkg82
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RE: Singapore Airlines Suspends Kathmandu

Thu May 02, 2002 2:05 am

LOL N863DA!! That was so funny!!  Laugh out loud

Don't be so hard on him, he's just a huge fan. But Singapore_Air, Cx flyboy was just joking, no need to get so serious or uptight about SQ suspending Kathmandu.

Hkg82.
 
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RE: Singapore Airlines Suspends Kathmandu

Thu May 02, 2002 2:17 am

Ok, so huge is an understatement, but I rest my case!!
 
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RE: Singapore Airlines Suspends Kathmandu

Thu May 02, 2002 12:11 pm

CX_flyboy, get a life. Why don't CX go bankrupt?

Nepal recently is in political turbulant as the rebel group launches various attack throughout the country that makes it unsafe to travel to Nepal currently, and in the future.

I guess when SIA resume Kathmandu, Silk Air will takeover, because SIA's A310 seems to big for this route.
 
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RE: Singapore Airlines Suspends Kathmandu

Thu May 02, 2002 12:28 pm

Hey guys,

Cx flyboy was just JOKING! DUH!!!!!!!!

Singapore_Air, I can't believe you took Cx flyboy THAT seriously!!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

You guys really make me laugh, sometimes! Anyway I always need some cheering up....  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Singapore Airlines Suspends Kathmandu

Thu May 02, 2002 12:29 pm

Jiml1126,

CXFlyboy is only joking and he is someone that knows what he's talking about. Which is more then can be said for Singapore_Air !!. Keep up your good reports from Taiwan.

As for N863DA, I guess what you said was funny but its been deleted thanks to Singapore_Air.

For the record SQ also cancelled Macau last year, they must be in trouble  Nuts
 
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RE: Singapore Airlines Suspends Kathmandu

Thu May 02, 2002 12:36 pm

CXFlyboy is only joking

It's a boring joke.

As for Macau suspension, that's because the smallest SIA jet is A310, and SIA sometimes having problem to fill their 310 100% full on certain route.

Don't be surprised when SIA announce some of the A310 flight will be transferred to their subsidiary Silk Air. If this happens, Silk Air will order more A319/320, I think.
 
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RE: Singapore Airlines Suspends Kathmandu

Thu May 02, 2002 12:48 pm

I should have thought SIN-Kathmandu would do quite well. Many trekkers going to Nepal would probably pass through Singapore.

I guess Thai is the major benefactor - people flying to Nepal from Australia/Pacific will probably go through Bangkok now.
 
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RE: Singapore Airlines Suspends Kathmandu

Thu May 02, 2002 3:25 pm

Is TG's route to Kathmandu doing alright?
 
Marco
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RE: Singapore Airlines Suspends Kathmandu

Thu May 02, 2002 3:30 pm

hkgspotter1 and all the other Hong Kong people...

Have ever heard the saying: The joke is DEAD?
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RE: Singapore Airlines Suspends Kathmandu

Thu May 02, 2002 4:18 pm

According to my mom, who works in SilkAir, they will begin flights to Chengdu in July with either A320 or A319 aircraft.

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CX Flyboy
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RE: Singapore Airlines Suspends Kathmandu

Thu May 02, 2002 7:09 pm

Seems to be a severe lack of a sense of humour here.

Actually it does surprise me that a) SQ is dropping a route, and b) Singapore_air is reporting it!!
 
Marco
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RE: Singapore Airlines Suspends Kathmandu

Thu May 02, 2002 7:30 pm

Seems to be a severe lack of a sense of humour here

no there seems to be a severe lack of maturity in here...
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hkg82
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RE: Singapore Airlines Suspends Kathmandu

Thu May 02, 2002 7:44 pm

It was just a harmless joke that Cx flyboy made. I was expecting everyone to be capable of taking it in good humour, but evidently not.

Anyway, let's forget about it.

Hkg82.




 
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RE: Singapore Airlines Suspends Kathmandu

Thu May 02, 2002 7:55 pm

Don't want to get embroiled in the taunting and corny jokes in this topic...but I would just like to point out that route dropping is a pretty normal phenomenon in the airline industry.

It makes commercial sense for airlines to rationalise their network regularly to ensure that loss making routes are cut and capacity is added to healthier routes.

In the past decade, SQ has dropped numerous routes such as SXF, SDJ, MFM, HGH and the list goes on....

Saying that SQ is in trouble just because they cancelled a route just doesn't sound like an intelligent analysis to me.

Can anyone highlight to me an existing major airline that throughout its history has never cancelled routes before? I would be most interested to know...

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