Singapore Airlines’ confirmed 11% reduction in
capacity for the period April 2009 – March 2010 will mean suspensions of
flights on a range of routes, and use of smaller aircraft on others.
A number of changes have already been announced
and some effected, including the withdrawal of service to Amritsar
(from Feb 09) and
Vancouver (from Apr 09), lower frequency of
flights to India, as well as a cutback on the non-stop flights
between Singapore and the USA.
On the Australia routes, the
frequency of service to Sydney will reduce to three times daily
To the UK, London’s three times daily service will
be maintained. However, the daily Boeing 747-400 service will be
replaced with a Boeing 777-300ER from end-March, resulting in a seat
count reduction of 97 (-7.5%) a day.
Flights to Manchester will be
at three times weekly from May, down from the present five-weekly.
Service to Seoul will be reduced to twice-daily (from its
already-reduced schedule of 17 times weekly). One flight will
continue on to San Francisco.
To Japan, the
Singapore-Bangkok-Tokyo service will reduce from six to five
flights per week.
Services to China will also change. Flights
to Beijing will decrease from 21 to 17 weekly. Guangzhou and
Nanjing services will reduce to five and two per week
In West Asia, aside from already announced
changes affecting Indian gateways, Colombo and Male will each be
served by five flights per week, down from seven.
such as Brisbane, Perth, Fukuoka, Nagoya and Rome will now be
operated with variable frequencies depending on the season.
other recent news regarding: