Singapore Air plans to retain its New York-via-Frankfurt service even after it resumes direct flights from its home base to the American metropolis next year, Mr Hee said.
Source: http://www.thenational.ae/business/avia ... stop-route
Quite curious about the Singapore-New York market and viability of SQ keeping 2 daily flights in this market. SIN-JFK/EWR will target business travellers who value the non-stop premium service and SIN-FRA-JFK will be targeting the VFR and 5th Freedom Markets I'm assuming but is having two routes to New York viable from Singapore especially with the ME3 and Chinese Airlines competition and sub 1000 SGD fares being offered in this market.
Any other markets will be able to sustain the one stop and non stop flight combination like the New York and SFO markets? SIN-SFO seems to be doing well (both via HKG and direct) but will SIN-LAX remain 2x daily plus the nonstop? Or will SQ redeploy its ICN/NRT stopover flight to another market like ORD/BOS?
Lastly, how is SIN-MAN-IAH doing? Transitioned to the A350 this week so assuming loads aren't the greatest but with the Flybe Codeshares and A350 on it, is the route there for longhaul? SQ seems determined to make Houston work from its Changi Hub. Any possibility that the A359 ULR is used for SIN-IAH non stops since oil prices are on an upward trajectory?
Singapore-Houston's 8,629nm is just under the A350-900ULR's stated range of 8,700nm – this is probably not a coincidence. With seven aircraft, SIA would be able to launch a daily service (or about) to one additional point but could not manage two additional points.
Source: https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/ ... ive-248462