airbazar wrote:Yes indeed, that proves the flight was never profitable
First of all, the flights started in 2004: LAX in February and EWR in June.
The 2009 cuts were not just for these routes but network wide as the result of the global recession. Many airlines cut capacity and entire routes during that time.
https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... try-losses
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/singapo ... -11-a.html
That is all those number prove. Nothing more, nothing less.
It is just silly from someone to come to a.net and "demand" financial information related to an airline route. SQ sunk a lot of money into the A340-500s. Then reconfigured them. Then scrapped the route. If SQ was recovering at least the operating cost, it would have kept it going - even if the whole A340-500 nonstop project never made a dime. Recession or not, this was a BIG failure.