Singapore Airlines is making further substantial
adjustments to its route network. The changes are being made to better
match capacity with current and future projected demand.
The changes, listed below, will take place
progressively and will apply for the rest of the Northern Winter
schedule, ie till end-March 2009.
On India routes, Hyderabad-Singapore services
(SQ439 and SQ438) will be reduced from four to three times weekly,
with the suspension of the Saturday service from 21 February.
There are no changes to flights on Wednesdays, Fridays and
SQ405 and SQ406 will be reduced from a six times
weekly service, to five times weekly service, between New Delhi
and Singapore from 10 March to 24 March 2009, as flights on
Tuesdays during that period will be suspended.
Services SQ421 and SQ422 operating between
Mumbai and Singapore, will be progressively reduced from five to
four times weekly services, starting 27 February 2009. Flights on
Fridays will be suspended.
In Southeast Asia, services between Singapore
and Bangkok (SQ972 and SQ975) will be suspended from 2 February
until the end of the Northern Winter Schedule. Despite this
reduction, Singapore Airlines will continue to operate 25 flights
weekly to and from the Thai capital.
Frequency on the all-Business Class
Singapore-Los Angeles and Singapore-Newark routes will reduce by
two flights to five weekly flights on each route. The Tuesday and
Wednesday services, where demand is lowest, will be suspended.
In Europe, SQ308 and SQ319 operating between
Singapore and London Heathrow airport will be suspended on Mondays
and Thursdays between 9 and 23 March 2009. Frequency on the
Singapore-London route will reduce from 21 to 19 flights per week.
Services operating between Singapore and Zurich
(SQ342 and SQ341) will be reduced from daily to five times weekly,
from 9 March 2009. Singapore Airlines continues to operate 12
times weekly to Zurich.
In the Middle East, Singapore Airlines will
commence four times weekly services to Kuwait, via Abu Dhabi, from
15 March 2009. With the introduction of SQ458 and SQ457 on
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, Singapore Airlines
will fly between Singapore and Abu Dhabi daily, up from the
existing three times weekly service.
From 12 March 2009, Singapore Airlines will
increase flights between Singapore and Cairo from three times a
week to four. The four flights (SQ 492 and SQ493) will operate via
Dubai. Frequency between Singapore and Dubai will be 16 per week.
The airline stated that changes to capacity
throughout the network will continue going forward, in an effort
to better match capacity with demand, in view of the economic
downturn. Where changes are made, Singapore Airlines said it would
inform customers so they can be rebooked on alternative
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