More SIA flights to meet rush

Old Dec 1, 04, 9:03 pm
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More SIA flights to meet rush

From Asiaone.com today:http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/sub...88189,00.html?

SINGAPORE Airlines has increased capacity on selected routes to India, Australia and New Zealand, to meet an expected surge in demand over the year-end festive season.

For flights to Bangalore and Chennai in India, the airline is using bigger aircraft, it said yesterday.

More flights have also been added to Australia.

From 17 times a week, SIA now flies 19 times a week to Melbourne. For Perth, the number is up from 14 to 17; and for Brisbane, passengers can now choose from 19 flights a week instead of 14.

Last month, SIA also added two flights a week to Christchurch in New Zealand, making it seven flights a week.

The airline is also planning to add services to Taipei, Kuala Lumpur and Penang over the Chinese New Year.
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Old Dec 1, 04, 9:06 pm
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The extra SIN-CHC flights were announced a while back. Reading the first paragraph I thought SIN-AKL was going twice daily but alas not.
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Old Dec 2, 04, 3:01 am
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Here's the official press release.....

Singapore Airlines To Operate More Flights During Year-End Peak
1 December 2004


Singapore Airlines (SIA) is mounting additional capacity on several routes to cater for traditionally higher demand in November, December and January, especially over the Christmas and New Year period.

Customers traveling to India will benefit from this added capacity. The period 31 October 2004 to 26 March 2005 sees the incorporation of supplementary flights and the use of larger aircraft on scheduled services to Bangalore and Chennai. Bangalore will gain 2 extra flights per week.

For Singapore Airlines, this has translated into a substantial increase in capacity to India over the peak holiday seasons. Measured in Available Seat Kilometers (ASK), capacity has been increased to India by 33 percent over last year. Additional scheduled flights to Bombay and Calcutta, as well as the introduction of services to Ahmedabad and Amritsar during the second half of 2004, have also contributed to this increase.

Recent increases in services to Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Christchurch have also boosted capacity to destinations in the South West Pacific region. Comparing the November 2003 to March 2004 period with November 2004 to March 2005, the Available Seat Kilometers for this region will be up by 11.1 percent.
(Please refer to the following link for the details - Supplementary flights and capacity increase)

SIA is also planning to operate supplementary services to Taipei, Kuala Lumpur and Penang in early 2005 to meet additional demand during the Chinese New Year period. Details will be announced when those plans are finalised.
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