Singapore Airlines is making adjustments to its network during the Northern Winter
schedule to better match capacity with demand.
These changes, listed below, will take place progressively throughout the five-month-
long Northern Winter schedule, which takes effect from 26 October 2008.
Flights to Penang and Ho Chi Minh will be gradually reduced during the Northern
Winter period. As a result, Singapore Airlines will operate 18 weekly flights to
Penang and 17 weekly flights to Ho Chi Minh.
Service to and from Seoul will be reduced progressively from the start of the winter
season with a reduction in frequency of SQ 608 (Singapore-Seoul) and SQ 609 (Seoul-
Singapore). The flights will be suspended from service completely from 2 February to
28 March 2009, when the winter season ends. Despite this reduction, Singapore
Airlines will continue to operate 17 weekly services to and from the Korean capital
Osaka will be served once a day from 2 November 2008 by SQ 618 (Singapore-
Osaka) and SQ617 (Osaka-Singapore). Flights SQ 622 (Singapore-Osaka) and SQ 621
(Osaka-Singapore) will be suspended.
Frequencies to Bangalore and Chennai will also be reduced during the Northern
Winter schedule. The affected flights are SQ 500 and SQ 501, on the Singapore-
Bangalore route, and SQ 526, and SQ527, between Singapore and Chennai. Both
cities in India will continue to be served daily.
Service to Amritsar will be withdrawn from 4 February 2008. Customers booked on
flights to and from Amritsar will be re-accommodated on Singapore Airlines flight to
and from Delhi.
From February 2009, Singapore Airlines will link its Cape Town flights to
Johannesburg, although frequency will not change. The Cape Town extension will
operate on three flights weekly, while the daily service to Johannesburg is
These changes come as Singapore Airlines increases services to the Middle East.
Last week (26 October), the frequency of Singapore Airlines flights to Istanbul, via
Dubai, was boosted from four to six flights per week.
The Airline will also commence operations to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 14 December
2008. The four-times weekly service will operate via Dubai every Tuesday, Thursday,
Saturday and Sunday.
Singapore Airlines will be operating 20 times a week to Dubai with the start of
operations to Riyadh.
In the current operating environment, Singapore Airlines remains committed to
providing customers the highest standard of service, while ensuring capacity is
allocated carefully to match demand. Where demand falls, capacity adjustments will
be made quickly.
Some other changes will be made on an ad-hoc basis where demand requires.
Where changes are made, customers will be informed at the earliest opportunity, and
rebooked onto alternative flights.