SIN-NZ (AKL & CHC) 16 June Cancelled

Tue Jun 17, 2003 5:57 am

Hi people:

I was just checking on Auckland Airport's arrival schedules from Singapore today and found no flights arriving! A further search revealed that ALL flights (operated by both SQ and NZ) ex Singapore yesterday (16 June) was cancelled - that includes SIN-AKL and SIN-CHC flights! In fact, it seemed NZ23 AKL-SIN 16 June (which is due to operate the return SIN-AKL as NZ28) did not even operate.

Does anyone have any idea why are those flights cancelled? I don't seem to recall them being a victim of the SARS flight cuts by both airlines.

Any info would be appreciated.


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RE: SIN-NZ (AKL & CHC) 16 June Cancelled

Tue Jun 17, 2003 6:06 am

Hi Spotter,
How's my home city?

No idea why, but I assume you're just talking about Air New Zealand flights because I did see a Singapore 777 on approach to AKL yesterday.

Mike  Smile

RE: SIN-NZ (AKL & CHC) 16 June Cancelled

Tue Jun 17, 2003 8:16 am

Hi Mike:

Your home city's fine - still blowing a bit strong tho at times!

Well, I believe the SQ 777 operated yesterday 16 June, (from and to SIN), but seemed that arrivals today have been cancelled.

I wonder why??




RE: SIN-NZ (AKL & CHC) 16 June Cancelled

Tue Jun 17, 2003 8:43 am

Hi people:

I think I've found part of the answer to my question...

Didn't realise SQ has already started their B777 SIN-CHC-AKL-SIN flights, that's why I can find them on Auckland Airport's web site (live flight schedules). And as I said, a check at Changi Airport revealed SQ285 and SQ297 (SIN-AKL and SIN-CHC respectively) were cancelled. However, just below those 2 flights, SQ287 SIN-CHC-AKL-SIN is listed...! So that answers part of my question.

However, I'm still wondering why then did NZ cancel their flights...?

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RE: SIN-NZ (AKL & CHC) 16 June Cancelled

Tue Jun 17, 2003 10:18 am

Due to the downturn in travel to Asia due to SARS, Air New Zealand has reduced their AKL-SIN/vv services to 5 times weekly.

Monday and Wednesday services are not operating in June.

RE: SIN-NZ (AKL & CHC) 16 June Cancelled

Tue Jun 17, 2003 11:24 am

Thanks TG992...

I did think that would seemed the most likely cause, altho I don't remember seeing/reading about it. I may have missed the news/press release then.

Thanks again!


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