If they could grant fifth freedom rights for passenger flights it would be good.
It could be argued that SQ
doesn't "deserve" to be as big as it is to the USA and the only reason it is, is cos of the fifth freedom rights, which in this case are to SQ
's advantage since it's been (so far) impossible to get to continental USA without an intermediate stop, from Singapore.
How would a tiny country of 4 million people, which is as far from the USA one could get, support 45 wide-bodied aircraft services to the USA a week?
If they had to depend on SIN
-USA traffic alone, I doubt they'd see half the number of (very lucky and privileged, of course, right Singapore_Air?? ) passengers they carry to the USA.
Singapore_Air, are you throwing a gala ball in honour of SIA, as a reuslt?? Don't forget to invite us!