SIA makes capacity adjustments.
Published: Dec 17, 2009
SIA AIRLINES SINGAPORE
Singapore - Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced capacity adjustments, including frequency increases on several routes and the suspension of operation for two Asian destinations.
A change begins on 18 December, with the Singapore-Moscow-Houston flight frequency increasing to five from four per week.
Come 19 January 2010, the non-stop Singapore-Newark flights will return to daily operations. June will have flights to Seoul increase to 18-times-weekly from 14-times, with one of the daily flights connecting to San Francisco.
Services for Indian cities like Mumbai and Delhi will be increased from March and June to twice-daily respectively. Colombo and Dhaka daily flights will start in summer.
Previous announcements of SIA including plans to service Munich, a new destination on its network is scheduled to take flight in late March, operating five times per week on a Singapore-Munich-Manchester routing, bumping up Manchester flights to a five-times-weekly schedule as well.
SIA will also begin serving Tokyo Haneda airport with two daily flights, complementing the existing twice-daily flights to Tokyo Narita, one of which continues on to Los Angeles.
The last Singapore-Karachi-Lahore service will be operated on 17 February, while the last Singapore-Nanjing service will be operated on 26 March. Affected customers can approach SIA for assistance in making alternative travel arrangements.
SIA said in a press statement that suspensions are necessary as a result of the performance of the two routes, although positive signs of a recovery in demand continue to be seen, operating conditions remain challenging and yields in particular remain under pressure.
Other areas of the network facing reduced frequency next year include Ho Chi Minh City, dropping its previously 18-times-weekly flights to 14. While Kuala Lumpur services will be 17 times per week rather than 24.
However, overall SIA Group flight frequency on the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur route will remain unchanged at 54 per week as SilkAir will be taking over the operation of one of SIA's daily services.
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