Singapore Airlines Reduces Number of Flights Until May – Singapore Airlines Ltd. will temporarily reduce the number of flights across its global network in the three months to May. This is the impact of the corona virus epidemic regarding demand for flight services to Singapore, and major transit hubs.
The main destinations affected include Frankfurt, Jakarta, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Paris, Seoul, Sydney and Tokyo, the airline said on its website.
Singapore Airlines and Silk Air will temporarily reduce services across our network due to weak demand as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, the airline said on Tuesday (18/2).
We will continue to monitor the situation and make further adjustments as needed, he continued.
Singapore Airlines Reduces Number of Flights Until May
The airline declined to say what percentage of capacity has been cut, citing commercial sensitivity. The cut follows the already announced major reductions in services to mainland China and Hong Kong. In the December quarter, flights to mainland China reached 11 percent of capacity for the airline, and more than that for the low-cost airline owned by Singapore Airlines, Scoot.
It’s not surprising to see some cuts in flights, given the weak future bookings that can expected from the current environment, DBS analyst Paul Yong said. 99 Bandar
Demand for flights to South Korea and Japan has already hit hardest after China. That was the biggest reduction area in Tuesday’s announcement.
As many as 77 cases in Singapore are among the highest outside mainland China. Where more than 1,800 people have died in epidemics. Last week, the Asian tourism and travel center said it expects the number of visitors to fall by a quarter or more this year, hit by a virus outbreak.
In addition to city-state visitors, Singapore Airlines is also very dependent on transit traffic. Premium travel has been affected after many business events have been canceled across Asia due to viruses.
Hong Kong-based competitor Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. said it was cutting 40 percent of its capacity across its network, up from 30 percent previously, due to weak demand. Idealisa Masyrafina