Airlines have released more information regarding their reduction in services
to existing routes. The full media release from SIA can be found below:
CAPACITY REDUCTIONS ACROSS SINGAPORE AIRLINES
The 11% reduction in capacity announced by
Singapore Airlines on Monday for the period April 2009 – March 2010 will mean
suspensions of flights on a range of routes, and use of smaller aircraft on
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
On the Australia routes, the
frequency of service to Sydney will reduce to three times daily until
July. The frequency of services to Brisbane and Perth will also be
reduced in coming months.
To the UK, London’s three times
daily service will be maintained. However, the daily B747-400 service
will be replaced with a B777-300ER 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
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 respectively.
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.
Other routes, such as Brisbane, Perth,
Fukuoka, Nagoya and Rome will now be operated with variable frequencies
depending on the season.