Singapore Airlines will downsize its London operation for several weeks during May and June.
The move means that well over 1,000 seats a week will be removed from the London to Singapore route as the carrier drops a number of flights and downsizes some services from the A380 to the B777-300ER.
SIA is renowned for prudent housekeeping and the period in question is traditionally not a busy one. But one must also consider that the Gulf carriers have eaten into SIA’s market share in recent years.
The reductions, as reported by airlineroute.net, mean that SIA will cut the number of London to Singapore weekly flights from 28 to 25.
It also means that SIA’s A380s, with suites in first class and fully-flat seats in business, will only consistently operate two of the carrier’s four daily flights on the route.
SIA’s third A380 service will operate only on Saturday and Sunday. On the other days, the flights will be operated by B777-300ERs.
So readers wishing to sample SIA’s best premium products will need to choose their flights carefully during this period.
It is not the first time that SIA has reduced its London flights at time of slack demand. And I am sure it will not be the last.