Friday, October 16, 2015

Singapore Airlines suspends Jeddah

Singapore Airlines has officially announced that in order to better utilize its fleet assets and further optimize its entire group's schedule network (including its subsidiary carriers), it has decided to suspend its own operated flights into Jeddah airport and transfer the route over to its low cost long haul unit called Scoot. 

Currently, SQ operates a 3 weekly service into JED via DXB-Dubai using a 285 seater A330-300. However effective May 2016, its affiliate Scoot will be taking over the route using a 335 seater all economy class configured Boeing 787-800 and flying SIN-JED-SIN nonstop 3 times per week. It will be primarily targeting the high volume labor and religious traffic originating from Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines via SIN.

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