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Old 19th September 2017, 11:20 AM   #91
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SQ326 has had sluggish loads since it was introduced. But without SQ326 there is no SQ325. The evening departure out of FRA is quite popular and sees much better loads. I would reckon if SQ would cut that flight, they would would loose quite some customers to LH and other European airlines.
Connections from SQ326 are actually not to bad. Provided that Inbound flight is on time, its actually still quite good to connect.

I guess SQ306 has a similar problem with the loads?
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Old 19th September 2017, 11:30 AM   #92
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Why not SIN-ARN-OSL? I think this enable the like minded countries and cultures being on the same route to Singapore, with a short hop and they are in Samui or Phuket. Wouldn't that will be more attractive?
This might be the better option, even I think it is getting a bit crowded in OSL. TG has 6 flights per week plus EK and QR with a daily.

IMHO SQ has a disadvantage with their hub being too far south compare to TG and ME3. That is limiting their ability to offer an attractive network out of europe. And leisure travelers tend to be more price sensitive and SQ has also a disadvantage there.
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Old 19th September 2017, 11:49 AM   #93
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Well. I wonder whether the low loading of SQ326 is due to the following factors:

1. Connectivity with Australian flights: SQ212 cannot connect SQ326, which is a big con. Whilst SQ 218 and SQ 246 passengers will need to wait for half a day to connect with this flight which makes it unpopular.

2. Connectivity with European flights: When SQ326 arrives in Europe it is already 8pm. Plus at least 1-2 hours time to clear customs and transfer, what kind of European flights can it connect to without arriving my final destination close to midnight local time, or I would be forced to stay at FRA overnight?

Therefore if SQ doesn't want SQ326 to continue struggling, they should make the departure time earlier to accommodate more European connections.

Adding VIE will undoubtedly lure away some connecting passengers at FRA, however, I think VIE has excellent land transport connections that is suitable for either a Red Eye or Morning or early afternoon departure from Singapore.

(Of course this needs to take into consideration of Australian and NZ flight arrival times since any European service ex-SIN will be dead without AU, NZ, MY and HK passengers connecting through Singapore.
SQ326 and 318 are for those who dislike redeye flights to Europe. I can't sleep at all in redeye which makes the flight rather edgy. After it landed, i would stayed at airport hotel for night and timing was right, 9pm+ for a sleep after 12 to 13 hours flight. Transit on the next day and the journeys were more comfortable. 12 hours loss wasn't a big deal...
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Old 13th November 2017, 04:08 PM   #94
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SQ are adding an additional flight each week to DUS, from airline route

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Singapore Airlines in last week’s schedule update moved forward planned service increase on Singapore – Dusseldorf route, previously scheduled to commence from 28OCT18. The 4th weekly flight, departing Singapore on Tuesdays, will now commence on 27MAR18, on board Airbus A350-900XWB.
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Old 13th November 2017, 04:40 PM   #95
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SQ are adding an additional flight each week to DUS, from airline route
Interesting news!

Possibly CX's exit from DUS might be helping this, although certainly the back of the plane has been doing well on most flights I've been on. Not so sure about the front.
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Old 14th November 2017, 07:11 AM   #96
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Good news for DUS. Good to see SQ competing on a "thinner" European route and being able to add frequency.
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Old 14th November 2017, 10:06 AM   #97
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Honestly a bit of a surprise.

The loads are still quite challenging for SQ. DUS-SIN reported 54%, 62%, 89%, 73% from Jun to Aug respectively. DUS-HKG reported between 88.6% to 98.6% during the same period, but despite high loadfactor CX still opted to give up.
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