All posts tagged: Singapore

Qantas to operate its Dreamliners on Singapore-Melbourne services

The service is a downgauge from the daily A380 service, along with 15% capacity reductions across Asia services to Australia Qantas will be operating its newest fleet – the Boeing Dreamliner 787-9s – on the Singapore-Melbourne route from an unspecified time until May. The service is a response to the on-going Covid-19 crisis, which have seen airlines around the world slashing capacity as people think twice about international travel during this period of time. What is changing? The current QF35/36 service between Singapore and Melbourne is operated by an A380, which can carry up to 484 passengers. This will be replaced by the Boeing Dreamliner 787-9, which will carry 236 passengers in three classes. There will still be a second daily Melbourne service, operated as QF37/38, operated using an A330, which only has business and economy class. Sector Flight no. Arrival Departure Duration Aircraft type Day of ops SIN – MEL QF36 2015 0535(+1) 7h 20m B787-9 (previously A380) Daily SIN – MEL QF38 2330 0900 7h 30m A330 Daily MEL -SIN QF35 1215 1815 …

Cathay Pacific reducing flights worldwide by 30%, including flights to Singapore

About 3 flights cancelled daily between Singapore and Hong Kong, out of eight With the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (or some call it the Wuhan Virus) all the rage right now, my original plan of visiting China is now bust, so I was looking at alternative destinations, including Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong. This is when I found that it seems like Cathay Pacific is looking at cancelling some flights. Cathay Pacific has since come out to say that it will be slashing 90% of flights to Mainland China, and dropping 30% of its services worldwide given the sluggish demand due to the virus. Cathay Pacific stops selling some flights While Cathay Pacific has not published the cancellations, I was looking through Expertflyer and notice something rather interesting: Cathay Pacific has zerorised some of the inventory to and from Singapore. Cathay Pacific runs up to eight flights between Singapore and Hong Kong most days, including one CX712 that operates via Bangkok. While the airline has not officially reduced capacity between Hong Kong and Singapore, a …