Who knows, SIA might offload some of the regional destinations to SilkAir (MI) until the situation improves in the future? That is a solution i can think of for the moment. However, I wonder if MI
can support the move with her small fleet of A320s.
That said and done, and nostalgia aside, I am not really a fan of the A310. I have flown it in all classes and found the amenities to be really bare. Probably unfair to compare the A310 to her bigger mates in SIA's fleet since she flies only regional routes. I think of those days when the A310 flew further afield before the arrival of the 777s and shudder at the tought of being stuck in that cabin. Imagine paying a premium price for a SQ
tix to Adelaide or Perth and... voila!- you get the A310 with no PTV, manual footrests (urgh!) ...
So yes, here closes another chapter in SQ
's history and lets look forward to better days.