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SIA Cuts 3 DXB Services, Restricts Cargo Capacity

Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:06 pm

Singapore Airlines Limited has announced the cessation from 25 March 2003 until a date in May 2003 of three weekly flights to and from Singapore and Dubai.

The reason for this is because of low demand.

Singapore Airlines Cargo has announced that the cargo capacity will be restricted to allow for fuel to be used in case of diversion.

Source: Singapore Airlines
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RE: SIA Cuts 3 DXB Services, Restricts Cargo Capacity

Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:10 pm

Well, actually they reduce the Cargo in Passenger Aircrafts to be able to carry more fuel.

Just to mention that this is not only done by Singapore Airlines, I think ALL (or at least most) Airlines operating between Asia and Europe will do this and a few even need capacity restrictions (beside Cargo also Passengers).
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RE: SIA Cuts 3 DXB Services, Restricts Cargo Capacity

Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:14 pm

Aircraft is B777-300 so it gives you an idea why cargo loads are restricted..
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RE: SIA Cuts 3 DXB Services, Restricts Cargo Capacity

Thu Mar 20, 2003 12:09 am

And they downgraded SQ404 to an A340-300 until 30 April 2003.
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RE: SIA Cuts 3 DXB Services, Restricts Cargo Capacity

Thu Mar 20, 2003 2:38 am

During the Gulf War DXB, DHA, IST and CAI were cut altogether because of poor loads and high insurance. Won't be surprised if this happens again.
 
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RE: SIA Cuts 3 DXB Services, Restricts Cargo Capacity

Thu Mar 20, 2003 3:09 am

Singapore Airlines flight SQ438 will be suspended from 25 March 2003.

Singapore Airlines flight SQ438 departs Singapore on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1925, arriving in Dubai at 2240. Boeing 777-200.

Singapore Airlines flight SQ404 which departs Singapore on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 2350, arriving in Dubai at 0315 the next day has been changed from a Boeing 777-300 to an Airbus A340-300X.

Singapore Airlines flight SQ437 will be suspended from 25 March 2003.

Singapore Airlines flight SQ437 departs Dubai on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2355, arriving in Singapore at 1100 the next day. Boeing 777-200.

Singapore Airlines flight SQ403 which departs Dubai on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2000 arriving in Singapore at 0705 the next day has been changed from a Boeing 777-300 to an Airbus A340-300X.
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