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Old May 18, 18, 2:47 am
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Originally Posted by SQShortFinal View Post
A route can be a high load route and still have certain flights that experience low load.
Of course they can. And they use smaller aircraft on the historically lighter loaded flights if they have the fleet flexibility.

Not saying this is exactly what SQ will do, but it is fun to speculate . The airline isn't run by complete fools and there are probably several reasons why it makes sense to do this. Having smaller capacity aircraft operating under the SQ brand makes them more nimble, and could be one of those reasons. HAN is a great example, one flight on 737 and one on 330, in the future both will be SQ flights.
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