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SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Wed Apr 30, 2003 10:20 pm

With demand for air travel continuing to decline, primarily due to the SARS virus, Singapore Airlines (SIA) today announced further frequency reductions, bringing its total capacity cuts in April and May 2003 to 28.9 per cent in terms of available seat kilometres.

This latest round of cuts, which affects services in all regions but especially North and South East Asia, will result in up to 298 fewer weekly frequencies during the month of May. Services to five destinations that were previously suspended until 31 May have now been terminated: Chicago, Las Vegas, Kaohsiung, Hiroshima and Mauritius.

Services to Fukuoka and Jeddah will be temporarily suspended from 8 May and 15 May respectively.

The launch of services to Bangalore, initially planned for 1 May and later deferred until 12 June, has again been deferred, with no new date decided at this stage.

The attached table shows the original number of frequencies to the affected destinations (in accordance with published schedules for Northern Summer) and the revised number, after deducting those that have been cut during the month of May.
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Wed Apr 30, 2003 10:23 pm

This is a testing time for the Airline. Hopefully, the effect of SARS will not be too prolonged.

Singapore Airlines' flight frequencies in May:

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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Wed Apr 30, 2003 10:24 pm

Services to five destinations that were previously suspended until 31 May have now been terminated: Chicago, Las Vegas, Kaohsiung, Hiroshima and Mauritius.

Where is BRU in that list?

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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Wed Apr 30, 2003 10:35 pm

I guess the decision to suspend Brussels has already been announced before that??
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Wed Apr 30, 2003 10:37 pm

I think he's talking about terminating.

Add HKG to that list. Going daily from 3rd to 16th May. How terrible the situation is......

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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Wed Apr 30, 2003 10:40 pm

I heard from two different sources that the staff in BRU is already informed that SQ will withdraw from pax flights  Sad

Since SQ will upgrade the cargo flights to 12x weekly, some staff will probably go to the cargo division...

Very sad to see them going  Sad

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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 12:00 am

Does anyone know how much cash reserves SQ has in the bank? Also how much is government owned? If it came down to it, would the Singapore Government bail out SQ?
 
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 12:03 am


Since it shows that SQ is cutting the LAX flights in half, which flight
is being cancelled. The one from SIN/NRT or SIN/TPE????
That is a big change as they have been double daily to LAX for
at least the last 10 years...
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 12:12 am

Arrivals of SQ in HKG

30-04-2003
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12:15 SQ 860 Singapore B Singapore A'Line Arr. gate 12:03
17:15 SQ 866 Singapore B Singapore A'Line Arr. gate 17:03

01-05-2003
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12:15 SQ 860 Singapore Singapore A'Line
17:15 SQ 866 Singapore Singapore A'Line
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 1:31 am

GarudaOrd: On the easier to see timetable for the week starting 5 May 2003:

SQ012 departs Singapore on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 0945, arriving at 1250 in Los Angeles. (MEGATOP)
SQ030 departs Singapore on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 1715, arriving at 2000 in Los Angeles. (MEGATOP)

SQ029 departs Los Angeles on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 0120, arriving at 1130 the next day in Singapore. (MEGATOP)
SQ011 departs Los Angeles on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1450, arriving at 0110 two days later in Singapore. (MEGATOP).

Unfortunately, there are no services with Singapore Airlines Limited between Los Angeles and Singapore on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 1:37 am

So SFO is totally gone?

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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 2:16 am

SFO via ICN is still alive.
 
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 2:39 am

Singapore Airlines SQ0319 and SQ0318 to and from London Heathrow to Singapore respectively will no longer operate on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (MEGATOP).

Singapore Airlines SQ0175 and SQ0176 to and from Hanoi Noi Bai to Singapore respectively will no longer operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays (JUBILEE) (Presumably JUBILEE ER).

Singapore Airlines SQ0231 and SQ0232 to and from Sydney to Singapore respectively will no longer operate. (JUBILEE 300) Sydney continues to be served by morning and evening departures from Singapore and afternoon and mid-afternoon departures from Sydney (MEGATOP)

Singapore Airlines SQ0215 and SQ0216 to and from Perth to Singapore respectively will no longer operate on Tuesdays, Thrusdays and Saturdays and Wednesdays and Fridays respectively. (JUBILEE) (Indication towards a JUBILEE ER)

Singapore Airlines SQ0859 and SQ0860 to and from Hong Kong to Singapore will be the only flight operating from Hong Kong daily departing Hong Kong at 0930 and arriving at 1215 in Singapore and departing Singapore at 1330 and arriving at 1705 in Hong Kong. (JUBILEE 300) (Previously the destination was served by JUBILEE 200 aircraft)
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 3:12 am

SQ772 already mentioned this in another thread.

I heard pre-SARS that MI was evaluating KHH again, but don't expect anything to happen for some time. SQ/MI have had such a chequered history with this station I wonder why they even bother anymore.

Cx_flyboy:
I think the Temasek Group owns 57% of SIA. I don't know how much cash is on hand, I guess we'll find out when they release their FY02/03 results - this is usually done sometime in May. As for whether the government will bail them out, that remains anybody's guess. I would think loan guarantees are a definite, beyond that it is hard to tell. The government has been trying to encourage government-linked companies to function more like private enterprises, with mixed results. I don't know if they'll reverse this policy in crisis situations like this.

 
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 3:21 am

CX flyboy: According to hoovers.com SQ had $592MM in cash in Mar02.
 
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 4:08 am

Meanwhile...

"Twelve cabin crew on a returning Singapore Airlines flight from Hong Kong have been served Home Quarantine Orders by the Health Ministry.
An SIA spokesman said this was because a passenger onboard flight SQ859 might have been suffering from SARS."

"Two airline passengers have been picked up as SARS-suspect cases through thermal scanning at Changi Airport. Both have been admitted to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. The Health Ministry said the first air traveller, who lives in Hong Kong, had arrived on Singapore Airlines flight SQ859 on April 27 at 5.00 pm."

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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 4:17 am

Any Cargo Changes?

BRU, ORD and DFW still have cargo service.

TI717


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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 4:20 am

Singapore Airlines Cargo Pte Limited - a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines Pte Limited flights are operating as normal.

The war surcharge of US$0.25 per kilogram of cargo has been cancelled.
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 5:12 am

Singapore Airlines Cargo Pte Limited - a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines Pte Limited flights are operating as normal.

For the humans under us: 'SQC flights are operating normal'.

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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 5:53 am

So with ORD out of the picture, we might see SIN-AMS-MAN flights again ... as discussed in another thread.

I was always wondering why certain Asian flights have not been "passed on to" MI, such as KHH, BKI, KCH, PEN, SUB ... maybe as codeshare or "operated by" deals
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 6:32 am

Let's look at the Las Vegas Sun and how it has reported (in honesty and truth) about the SIA flights and what information SIA has given.

20 January 2003:
"James Boyd, a spokesman for Singapore Airlines in Los Angeles, said the Las Vegas flight continues to perform well for the carrier. He said ticket sales in Asia have been strong, but that the company is trying to increase sales of tickets in Southern Nevada.

"We came off a really strong high season," Boyd said. "The challenge for us has been to encourage Las Vegans to travel to Southeast Asia and that continues to be one of our big pushes."

28 January 2003:
"They (Singapore) would not announce something like this unless they had a pretty good indication that the Asian economy is going to come back," Boyd said. "It's great for Las Vegas if (the airline) sees a rebound in Asian traffic."

(James Boyd is the Manager of U.S.A. operations)

19 March 2003:
Singapore Airlines, which introduced nonstop service between Hong Kong and Las Vegas last summer, has no plans for service reductions, but spokesman James Boyd said the situation is being closely monitored.

James Boyd said the airline already has begun attempting to form new alliances with Strip properties for package deals that would encourage tourism from Southeast Asia. He said the pre-emptive move is not an indication that demand is weak, although Asian tourists traditionally have shown the most caution about traveling in times of turmoil.

20 March 2003 (one day later):
Singapore Airlines, which inaugurated nonstop service between Las Vegas and Hong Kong last summer, will suspend its twice-a-week flights for two months beginning in April because of low demand anticipated with the outbreak of war in Iraq.

"We're disappointed," said Rob Powers, a spokesman for LVCVA. "This pretty much caught us by surprise. We're confident it will be a temporary situation because the partnership between Las Vegas and Singapore Airlines is a good one and will continue to work. It came as a complete surprise to us," said Grey.

Singapore spokesman James Boyd said the airline's current plan is to suspend the flights from April 7 through May 31. That means the last nonstop flight from Hong Kong would arrive in Las Vegas April 7 because of the schedule. Boyd said that plan could change, depending on what occurs in Iraq.
----

Most intriguing.
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 6:36 am

I was always wondering why certain Asian flights have not been "passed on to" MI, such as KHH, BKI, KCH, PEN, SUB ... maybe as codeshare or "operated by" deals

While a lot of regional flights could be operated more profitably by MI, there are various reasons why SQ has held on to them.

Some flights are strategically important to SQ. PEN would be an example - SIA had to fight hard and long to win rights to PEN, and to not operate those flights with SQ metal could potentially weaken SQ's position in future bilateral ASA negotiations.

SQ guards it brand identity jealously. While MI's service levels are high, it isn't SQ - no PTVs, less frills, and dare I say it - less attractive female FAs. SQ will not want too many flights to be passed on to MI for that reason, nor will they place their codes on MI flights.

MI does not operate widebodies. A big factor in SE Asia where size, apparently, does matter  Smile/happy/getting dizzy MI tried operating A310s for a while - huge disaster! They won't be in a hurry to operate another widebody for a long time.

MI is not a member of the Star Alliance - they only accept SQ's KrisFlyer. They have assessed that it isn't worth it to join Star. Handing over key routes with high business traffic (SUB, SGN, HAN, etc) would cause non-Asian based frequent flyers to avoid both SQ and MI if they can find an alternative to their destination that will yield FF miles all the way.





 
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 6:39 am

S-Air: I would not put too much credence on James Boyd's statements. And he is not the Manager of SIA operations - he is the PR person. Yes, the same one who announced prematurely that there were no known fatalities on SQ6.
 
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 11:05 am

I'm flying SIN-ICN this Sunday and it's full. No seats available on all classes.

I suppose with all the capacity cuts they'd better be selling at least 70% of their seats!
 
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 11:08 am

Damn no SIA 777s at ORD. Oh man that just sucks, thank god I got them before they left...
 
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 11:13 am

Routing ORD through AMS was a mistake. Couldn't they have done it through FRA? Definitely more high yield! And if they could codeshare with LH like they're doing with JFK flights would be full. I've flown out of JFK with SQ thrice in the past 3 years and it has always been full.
 
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 11:20 am

Ex_SQer,

SQ have 500-odd Million US$ in the bank? That's not very much. At least SQ aren't as hard hit as Cathay, so hopefully they will be able to whether out the storm, although this may drain most of the money they have.
 
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 11:41 am

S_Air...when you grow older, you'll learn how to read in between the lines of PR statements by James Boyd or any PR person in any company/airline. PR statements are meant to instill confidence, promote and maintain a company's image, and shouldn't be taken at face value most of the time. You shouldn't just rely on the internet and public statements to know what's happening within your beloved airline.
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 11:46 am

Cx_flyboy: http://www.hoovers.com/annuals/7/0,2168,41497,00.html
Not a pretty sight. Cash down, receivables up, debt up.

Docpepz: Did they have the rights to operate more transatlantic flights ex-FRA? I don't think S'pore and Germany have open skies.


 
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 1:04 pm

With regards to PEN, browsing through LH timetable, LH codeshares with TG to PEN, where both of them are Star Alliance members
 
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 3:14 pm

A few questions from this humble fool...

MI tried operating A310s for a while - huge disaster!
What actually happened?

They have assessed that it isn't worth it to join Star.
What are the stakes involved when deciding to join an alliance?
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 3:49 pm

MI started flying to KHH initially with 733s around 1993. The route was at first a huge success and it quickly grew to a daily flight. Then BR and CI jumped in. To counter them, MI "purchased" 9VSTM and STN from SQ around 1994-95 (trust SQ to give them two troublesome planes - they had special hold configurations). They used the 310s daily to KHH, and also on several regional routes (MES, HKT, etc). They started losing money on KHH - the 310s were too large and uneconomical, and they "sold" the 310s back to SQ. That, in a nutshell, was what happened. SQ took over KHH c.1996 with the 313s, and lost lots of money.

Pre-SARS, I was told that MI thought they could operate the route profitably with the 319/320s.


I have no idea what the stakes are in joining an alliance, but I imagine there are subscription and marketing costs involved, as well as penalties for leaving the alliance. Given that MI is primarily a holiday carrier, I suppose they felt that Star would not feed enough additional fare-paying passengers to justify the cost of joining.
 
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 3:52 pm

So with ORD out of the picture, we might see SIN-AMS-MAN flights again ...

I don't think so. SQ currently operates two SIN-AMS-SIN along with the SIN-AMS-EWR-AMS-SIN flights.

Routing ORD through AMS was a mistake

Why? Untill SQ decided to fly via AMS nobody but KLM flew this route (and during those days it wasn't a low yield route). Unfortunately, and due to to the bad coordination between SQ and UA, UA announced to fly AMS-ORD a few days later and thus created overcapacity on AMS-ORD. Result: both SQ and UA axed AMS-ORD and KLM has again a monopoly on the route.

BTW I wonder how long it will take for SQ The Netherlands to send a fax to the Dutch travel agents that AMS-ORD is terminated. The last time SQ reduced service out of AMS they were the last to know.
 
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 4:04 pm

Anzett
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 4:45 pm

Untill SQ decided to fly via AMS nobody but KLM flew this route

Oops, I should have said nobody KLM and KU. This leaves only KLM and KU currently on the AMS-ORD route
 
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 5:05 pm

I am going to CHC, New Zealand next month and I would like to know which SIA flight will be canceled from May 19th. SIA presently operates 5 flights per week from SIN to CHC and CHC to SIN but they have announced that they will suspend one, from May 19th. I am afraid I cannot find any information on the Internet, I hope that you will be able to help me. I thank you very much in advance.

Nico
 
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 6:08 pm

Nicogagne, this information is not currently available. Please hold...
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 8:49 pm

I have obtained loads from fellow member B747-437B and he notes that SIN-ICN-YVR is full, however BOM-SIN had only 150 pax for today's flight.

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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 9:24 pm

I'm travelling SIN-ICN on Y this Sunday on SQ16. It is full in all classes!
 
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 9:27 pm

Without SQ2, I'd expect SQ16 to be full now, especially since it's a B777-200ER and not a B747-400. Anybody knows what is going on with SQ12 and SQ30 though (the Los Angeles flights)?
 
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Thu May 01, 2003 10:59 pm

Has SQ announced they would defer the delivery of the A340-500s? I think they did but can’t remember.

Hkg82.
 
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Fri May 02, 2003 12:21 am

Doc you're leaving the country?! Goodness gracious. Let me know what your temperature is!

SQ0882 to ICN (Jubilee 300) is full today and tomorrow.

SQ016 still has seats available in all classes (tomorrow).
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Fri May 02, 2003 12:51 am

Have a good trip Doc. You meeting any a.netters there?

You must’ve wondered why I haven’t been online much on ICQ as of late. Well I’ve been really REALLY pre-occupied with uni. And NO I have not come down with the SARS virus incase the thought passed your mind.  Smile

I really wish they didn’t resume classes, and instead chosen to end the term early and given us take-home examinations! It’s hard to get motivated quickly when you’ve had almost four weeks off.

I wouldn't be surprised if Channel News Asia featured you on one of their SARS stories, showing how Singaporeans are coping with the disease, and how Hong Kongers are petrified of the virus, unable to do anything, staying at home under self quarantine! HAHA. Gosh, the way CNA depicts life in present-day Hong Kong, they make it seem like people are dropping dead all over the city because of the outbreak!

You’ve got to love CNA (another reason to love CNA is of course Glenda Chong). Hehe.

Take it easy,
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Fri May 02, 2003 2:09 am

In looking at the SQ website, the LAX-SIN service will be twice daily 3-4 days a week, one stopping in LAX, the other in TPE. Service will be MWFS. It is seems to resume by July.

I hope it does, as I am on a flight that is otherwise cut (and have secured an F upgrade).
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Fri May 02, 2003 3:38 pm

Singapore 777, SQ12 and SQ30 now seem to operate on alternate day, for example yesterday(May 1), when I met up with fellow A.net user B747-437B, SQ12 was cancelled and SQ30 was listed, so SQ12 operates on odd days of the week and SQ30 the even days of the week, that's where you get SIN-LAX ONCE daily.

The airport was DESERTED yesterday, really bad sight.

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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Fri May 02, 2003 5:06 pm

So does this mean that SIA will definitely report a loss for this financial year?
 
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Sat May 03, 2003 3:00 am

The end of the current financial year is almost 11 months away, so whether SQ will take a loss is anybody's guess. I will expect that they (and everyone else operating in/to Asia) will take a special charge for SARS and possibly the war, and possibly even one for the early retirement of the A310 fleet. So a loss is a distinct possibility.
 
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Sat May 03, 2003 9:26 am

So does this mean that SIA will definitely report a loss for this financial year?

Rupertvander82, it would be hard to tell as FY03/04 is still a LONG way to go, we will have to see what happens.

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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Sat May 03, 2003 5:54 pm

Yes, it’s still way too early to presume the worst for SIA (i.e. making a loss). Who would’ve thought only two months ago that we’d now be discussing about the possibility of SIA making its first-ever loss?! Amazing! Look what SARS has done!

Let’s see what happens. It may have taken an unknown new strain of flu sweeping across Asia and the rest of the world for SQ to record its first-ever loss.

Hkg82.
 
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RE: SIA Terminates ORD, LAS, KHH..., Capacity Cut

Sat May 03, 2003 7:33 pm

Oh Hkg82

Nice to know you're alive! I think Amy Or of CNA is cuter than Glenda Chong. And Melissa Heng stopped wearing a mask for her live reports and it's just SO annoying seeing her entire face!

Singapore_Air, SQ16 for 4th May is overbooked on both classes.