Today's 'Les Echos' issue reported that Singapore Airlines is seeking rights to operate a seventh weekly flight on the SIN-CDG.
The airline formerly had seven flights a week operated by A340-300E, but had to downgrade to six per week when they switched to the Boeing 747-400 (in June 1999 or so IIRC), in order to remain under the maximum offer in terms of seats per week.
In October the airline will already increase its capacities on CDG by 10% because three of the six weekly 747-400s will stop at CDG (instead of continuing on MAD or MAN) against two currently.
Competition With Air France
Air France switched from A340-300E to 777-200ER at the same times, and experience very high load factors on the route (Les Echos report that it would higher than that of SIA).
However there's a cooperation in the cargo business.
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Could anyone tell me which of days the SIA 747-400 continues to MAD/MAN please?