Singapore Airlines have released details on their proposed flights and aircraft usage over the winter operating season – 28th October 2012 – 30th March 2013.
As seasonal demand shifts during the (Northern) winter the airline will be increasing capacity on its Australasia routes and will be reducing several of its western routes with new flight schedules and aircraft changes.
The adjustments are in line with efforts to redeploy capacity to markets where demand is stronger.
In Australia, a fourth daily service will be operated to Perth, up from three flights per day. Capacity will also increase to Melbourne with the Airbus A380 superjumbo used for two of the three daily flights, up from one. This will take effect from the 16th August and continue through the Northern Winter season.
In India, Mumbai services will increase to 21 per week from 19 from the start of the Northern Winter season.
A daily Hong Kong flight which continues to San Francisco will be served with the A380 instead of the Boeing 777-300ER on a seasonal basis between 28th December 2012 and 24th March 2013. This will increase the number of Hong Kong flights to two that are served each day with the A380. This will also be the first time Singapore Airlines will be operating the Airbus A380 to San Francisco.
Tokyo Narita will be served with two A380 aircraft each day instead of one. This will also be on a seasonal basis between 28th December and 24th March in place of B777-300ER services. The existing A380 service will continue to operate to Tokyo Narita and beyond to Los Angeles.
New Singapore-Riyadh-Jeddah flights will be operated three times per week, in place of existing services to Riyadh via Dubai and to Jeddah via Abu Dhabi. As previously announced, Abu Dhabi services will be suspended from late October, as will Athens services.
Frequency to both Milan in Italy and Barcelona in Spain will be reduced to five times per week from seven. Singapore-Istanbul services will be reduced to four flights per week from five.
Singapore-Frankfurt-New York A380 services will be switched to B777-300ER services on a seasonal basis between 27th December and 24th March.
1 Replaces Singapore-Dubai-Riyadh and Singapore-Abu Dhabi-Jeddah. Dubai will continue to be served with 10 flights per week, three of which will continue to Cairo
2 Two flights will operate on a Singapore-Milan-Barcelona routing; the others will operate non-stop Singapore-Milan and Singapore-Barcelona