This is a bit weird. I don't remember anyone posting the official comment on Airliners.net. This is so weird. It wasn't on singaporeair.com and it was on the SIA Australia website ( I decided to go there as I had nothing better to do ). I am writing to have a word with SIA.
Singapore Airlines To Commence Flights To Chicago
Singapore Airlines commences flights between Singapore and Chicago
O’Hare International Airport on 1 August 2001.
The flights will be operated by new Boeing 777ER long-range aircraft,
via Amsterdam in both directions, with a two-class configuration:
Raffles Class and Economy.
The flights will depart Singapore (SQ36) at 23.35 on Monday, Wednesday
and Friday each week, arriving in Amsterdam at 06.40 the following
morning. The flights then continue to Amsterdam at 8.10, arriving in
Chicago at 10.05 the same day.
The return flights (SQ35) leave Chicago at 7.55pm on Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday, arriving in Amsterdam at 11.00am the next day. The
flights then continue to Singapore, arriving at 7.00am the following day
(7.30am on Saturday departures).
Importantly, for Australian travellers, the services may be utilised by
travellers in Europe for transatlantic flights to Chicago as part of a
round-world itinerary, as Singapore Airlines has traffic rights for
carriage over this sector.
The schedules mean non-stop flights from Amsterdam to the USA daily: 4
per week to Newark, and these new three weekly services to Chicago.
This is in addition to a daily non-stop service from Frankfurt to New
York’s John F Kennedy Airport. It gives double-daily non-stop flights
from continental Europe to the USA across the Atlantic.
Chicago is the fourth city served in the United States by Singapore
Airlines flights. New York is served 11 times weekly via transatlantic
flights from Singapore, and Los Angeles and San Francisco are each
served twice-daily from Singapore across the Pacific. This new service
brings flights between Singapore and the USA to 42 per week.
The new Boeing 777ER aircraft – like all aircraft in the Singapore
Airlines long-haul fleet – will be fitted with the KrisWorld
entertainment system, and will offer passengers the finest choice of
inflight dining, from our selection of World Gourmet Cuisine, and free
French Champagne in both classes.
Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.