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SIA To Operate More Flights During Year-End

Singapore Airlines (SIA) is mounting additional capacity on several routes to cater for traditionally higher demand in November, December and January, especially over the Christmas and New Year period.
Customers traveling to India will benefit from this added capacity.Ê The period 31 October 2004 to 26 March 2005 sees the incorporation of supplementary flights and the use of larger aircraft on scheduled services to Bangalore and Chennai.Ê Bangalore will gain 2 extra flights per week.Ê

For Singapore Airlines, this has translated into a substantial increase in capacity to India over the peak holiday seasons.Ê Measured in Available Seat Kilometers (ASK), capacity has been increased to India by 33 percent over last year.Ê Additional scheduled flights to Bombay and Calcutta, as well as the introduction of services to Ahmedabad and Amritsar during the second half of 2004, have also contributed to this increase.

Recent increases in services to Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Christchurch have also boosted capacity to destinations in the South West Pacific region.Ê Comparing the November 2003 to March 2004 period with November 2004 to March 2005, the Available Seat Kilometers for this region will be up by 11.1 percent.

SIA is also planning to operate supplementary services to Taipei, Kuala Lumpur and Penang in early 2005 to meet additional demand during the Chinese New Year period.Ê Details will be announced when those plans are finalised.