docpepz
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Singapore Airlines Moscow Schedules

Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:54 pm

Just came across this:

Singapore Airlines To Fly To Moscow
15 December 2005


Singapore Airlines will launch a three times weekly service to the Russian Federation capital of Moscow from 1 March 2006.
Flights will depart Singapore every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening, arriving at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport, via Dubai, the next morning. The return flight will depart Moscow every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mid-morning and arrive in Singapore, via Dubai, early the following day. Singapore Airlines will fly a 3-class Boeing 777-200 aircraft on this new route. (Please refer to Annex for full flight schedule.)

With this new destination, Singapore Airlines will fly 74 times a week to 10 cities in Europe. The number of destinations in the route network will also increase to 62 in 34 countries.

This new service will enhance the already emerging business and leisure ties between Russia and Singapore. It will also increase options available to customers when traveling between Eastern Europe, South East Asia and the South West Pacific.

One of the world’s greatest and oldest cities, 850 year-old Moscow is at the centre of growth in commercial links between the Russian Federation and South East Asia.

Russia is a growing trading partner with the region. Bilateral trade between Russia and Singapore has been increasing steadily for some years, and includes IT&T equipment on the export side, and oil and resources on the import side. Russia is also experiencing high growth in GDP and wealth.

Despite the pace of change and redevelopment of the city’s infrastructure, Moscow retains its enigmatic character through landmarks such as the fortress of Kremlin, one of the world’s most beautiful ensemble of churches, monuments and other architectural artifacts. It is home to collections of art and national treasures that few have explored.

Other places of interest include the 16th –century St Basil’s Cathedral, The Bolshoi theatre, Gorky Park, as well as Lenin’s Mausoleum, located in Red Square. The city also boasts the world’s busiest underground rail transportation system.

“Moscow is a cosmopolitan and international city with a deep and colourful history and it is an increasingly popular choice for tourism and international commerce,” said Mr Huang Cheng Eng, Singapore Airlines Executive Vice-President Marketing and the Regions.

“Its outward-looking population will also serve as a desirable source market for tourism in Singapore and beyond through the Singapore Changi Airport hub. We look forward to providing links between the Russian Federation and South-East Asia, the South West Pacific and other important markets,” Mr Huang said.



SCHEDULE OF SIA SERVICES TO MOSCOW FROM 1 MARCH 2006

Singapore - Dubai - Moscow

SQ376 Depart Singapore 2200 Arrive Dubai 0135+1
Depart Dubai 0235 Arrive Moscow 0730

SQ375 Depart Moscow 1030 Arrive Dubai 1700
Depart Dubai 1805 Arrive SIN 0525 +1

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I am surprised SIA is sending their aging Regional Three-Class 777s all the way to Moscow. That really is stretching the definition of "regional". Can't imagine being stuck in a middle seat in J class all the way from SIN to Moscow!

The only reason I can think of is lack of competition. EK is sending regional 777s from Dubai to Moscow and Aeroflot doesn't even fly to SIN.
 
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RE: Singapore Airlines Moscow Schedules

Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:18 pm

WOW, that's a good news. Looks like Domodedovo is becoming a small hub for Star* with Swiss soon joining the alliance.

I am aslo surprised that SQ is sending it's old fleet to Moscow, plus through Dubai, instead of direct, as right now UN is flight non stop between MOW and SIN and TG is flying trough BKK which offers better connection time.

BTW EK is using A330 on Moscow/Dubai rout.
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RE: Singapore Airlines Moscow Schedules

Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:10 pm

Throug DBX because then SQ would be able to offer competitive fares for Moscovites to travel to Dubai in direct competition with EK.
 
AsianFA
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RE: Singapore Airlines Moscow Schedules

Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:07 pm

Its not surprising that SQ will fly their 3 class 777.What other aircraft in their fleet isnt ageing?They could fly their 777ERs..but then they wont be able to offer a First Class product.And i dont think the route warrants a 747-400.
 
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RE: Singapore Airlines Moscow Schedules

Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:11 pm

Quoting AsianFA (Reply 3):
Its not surprising that SQ will fly their 3 class 777.What other aircraft in their fleet isnt ageing?They could fly their 777ERs..but then they wont be able to offer a First Class product.And i dont think the route warrants a 747-400.

Errr, they are flying the 777-200ER to Moscow.
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RE: Singapore Airlines Moscow Schedules

Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:58 pm

I hope SQ orders some B787-8s so that this (and other thin european routes) can be increased to daily.

Thanks to the start of this service, when Air Baltic becomes a regional member of Star Alliance (expected but not yet announced), it will become possible to route a Star Alliance RTW via Moscow without backtracking.  Smile
 
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RE: Singapore Airlines Moscow Schedules

Sat Dec 17, 2005 1:23 am

No they r not....the ERs are have only Raflles Class equipped with spacebeds wheres as the normal 3 class 777s do not have the spacebeds installed.
In SQ we only refer to the 2 class spacebed equipped aircraft as ERs even though technically all of our 777s maybe ERs
 
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RE: Singapore Airlines Moscow Schedules

Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:08 am

I think the reason for the DXB stop-over might also have something to do with crew lay-overs!

I know for instance KLM has now been trying for ages to introduce a nightsop
in moscow, so that an early morning departure would be possible.That is
offcourse very interesting because pax could then make al the morning
and noon connections out of AMS.
But the russian government doesn't allow KLM that nightstop.
I can imagine other airlines have similar problems with this.

I wouldn't be surprised if the the SQ crew has the lay-over in DXB and flies the
DXB-MOW-DXB leg back and forth!
 
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RE: Singapore Airlines Moscow Schedules

Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:43 am

Quoting Docpepz (Thread starter):
am surprised SIA is sending their aging Regional Three-Class 777s all the way to Moscow. That really is stretching the definition of "regional". Can't imagine being stuck in a middle seat in J class all the way from SIN to Moscow!

TG is sending their MD-11s to Moscow and they go nonstop.
 
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RE: Singapore Airlines Moscow Schedules

Sat Dec 17, 2005 3:01 am

Quoting KLMCedric (Reply 7):

I wouldn't be surprised if the the SQ crew has the lay-over in DXB and flies the
DXB-MOW-DXB leg back and forth!

If it were daily service, the crew would fly SIN-DXB, overnight, DXB-DME-DXB, overnight, DXB-SIN. However, SQ will not want to have their crew spending two 48 hour layovers on a SIN-DXB-DME-DXB-SIN trip. Most likely, the solution will be swapping crews among the various flights via DXB. In other words, a crew might fly, for example, the SIN-DXB segment of an IST bound flight, have a short layover at DXB, then continue DXB-DME-DXB, and another short layover, then fly back to SIN on the continuation of a flight from CAI. I'm sure someone at SQ has already figured out a crew rotation for the set of DXB routes such that layovers are minimized (within the limits of safety, contractual obligations, and regulatory burden).

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