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SQ Adds Rockhampton To Network

Mon Oct 23, 2000 4:37 pm

SQ has added Rockhampton in Queensland to it's network, albeit only until 7 December.

SQ will be flying in over 6000 Singaporean Defence Force personnel for joint exercises with the Australian Defence Forces.

The first flight, operated by a 747-400, landed on Saturday, and is the first time a 747-400 has landed at Rockhampton.

There are a total of 26 flights up till 7/12/00.
 
Mr.BA
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RE: SQ Adds Rockhampton To Network

Mon Oct 23, 2000 4:55 pm

Hey, I didn't knew that. Thanks.
Boeing747 万岁!
 
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RE: SQ Adds Rockhampton To Network

Mon Oct 23, 2000 5:13 pm

Can pax fly in that flight too? What flight number is it?


Gundu
 
andrew
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RE: SQ Adds Rockhampton To Network

Mon Oct 23, 2000 10:00 pm

SIA's services to Rocky have been going on for about 6-8 years now, as the Singapore Army has been conducting military exercises there for about that long now. I had the opportunity to participate in the exercise in 1997, and at that time, I flew on the A310-300's as Rocky couldn't handle anything larger.

As far as I know, all flights were chartered for military purposes, therefore no civilian passengers were on board.

Has Rocky upgraded its runway? I'm surprised that SQ is now using the 747-400's. Are you sure about that, Scotty?


regards,

andrew



 
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RE: SQ Adds Rockhampton To Network

Mon Oct 23, 2000 10:13 pm

Howdy Andrew

It has been reported that all Boeing and Airbus will be used, and it was reported that the first flight was operated by a 744. This was reported in Travel Daily, and was confirmed by a SQ'er here in PER.

Cheers

Scotty

P.S. Andrew...can you send me a message on ICQ as I reformatted and lost everything.
 
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RE: SQ Adds Rockhampton To Network

Mon Oct 23, 2000 10:40 pm

Interesting info, Scotty. Thanks for that! Hmmm.... I wonder if the 747-400's are operating with any load restrictions.



regards,

andrew
 
marcelduchamp
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RE: SQ Adds Rockhampton To Network

Tue Oct 24, 2000 2:57 am

Just wondering...
1) R these flights listed in the new schedule or/and on the website?
2) Are they open to civilians as well?
3) How would I find out the aircraft used?
4) Are they considered chartered or scheduled services, i.e. is the service the same as other flights?

ciao
 
MAS777
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RE: SQ Adds Rockhampton To Network

Tue Oct 24, 2000 6:07 am

I think these are government charters and therefore can hardly be counted as scheduled additions to SIAs network.

MAS flies regular charter to Stockholm and Helsinki - they still do NOT serve either city as a regular destination now do they?
 
Megatop747-412
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RE: SQ Adds Rockhampton To Network

Tue Oct 24, 2000 7:15 am

Yeah - I agree with Mas777 in that these flights are mostly military/govt charters and not scheduled flights... I used to work for SIA/SATS at Changi Airport lin the early 90s and they have lots of such charters to all the places where Singapore Armed Forces send their personnel for overseas training - mostly to places such as Bangkok, Brunei, Aussie (mostly PER then I think), Taiwan etc...

These are usually military charters and departs at the wee hours of the morning, i.e. 2-3am... And if I'm not mistaken, they usually have a SQ7xxx flight numbers (Sq 7-thousand flight numbers).. They do use a mix of aircraft types, A310s, B747s etc (at that time while I was still with SIa/SATS, SQ still had their B742s and B743s and have not yet operated on A343s and B777s yet).

I know SQ do have a military (training) base in Rockhampton but didn't know they operated there. Had a friends's wife who works in the army and she frequently goes over to Rockhampton for training / stints etc...

p/s : To Marcel - as I believe these are military charters, they are probably not found on the schedules section on their web site - but you may still give it a try and see if you can find - I'm not too sure really
 
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RE: SQ Adds Rockhampton To Network

Tue Oct 24, 2000 8:29 am

The aircraft they are using are:

24th Oct - 747-400 x 2
27th Oct - 777-200, 747-400
28th Oct - 310-300
30th Oct - 747-400
31st Oct - 310-300
03rd Nov - 310-300, 747-400
07th Nov - 340-300
09th Nov - 777-200
13th Nov - 777-200 x 2
14th Nov - 747-400, 347-300
15th Nov - 777-200
16th Nov - 310-300
17th Nov - 747-400
18th Nov - 310-300
21st Nov - 777-200
22nd Nov - 747-400
28th Nov - 310-300

Jase


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