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SIA increases longhaul frequencies as carrier returns to growth'
 
Karen Yue, Singapore (2009-12-17)
 
SINGAPORE Airlines is increasing frequencies for eight destinations on top of previously announced new services to Munich and Tokyo (Haneda), indicating returning demand for longhaul travel.
 
The latest route reshuffle will see frequencies reinstated to former levels for services to Newark (non-stop), Manchester, Mumbai, Colombo, Seoul and Delhi, while Singapore-Moscow-Houston has been increased to five-times weekly and Dhaka to a daily service.

SIA vice president public affairs Nicholas Ionides said the change in capacity was part of a "gradual return to growth in a measured manner that takes into account prevailing market conditions."
 
When asked why SIA was not reinstating more Asian routes in 2010 since demand for intra-Asian travel was rising, Ionides said the carrier would make necessary capacity adjustments when the "route economics make business sense."

Frequency cuts will, however, be made to flights from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City, while Pakistan and Nanjing services will be suspended due to poor passenger demand.
 
The last service to Karachi and Lahore will be on February 17, while the last Singapore-Nanjing flight will be on March 26. Customers holding bookings made on or before December 16, 2009, for flights beyond the suspension dates, will be re-accommodated on alternative Singapore Airlines flights at the next nearest stations.
 
 
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