SAS drops flights to Singapore from 1 May

Scandinavian Airlines will suspend flying to Singapore from May 1 and until 21 May as the route is “currently not profitable.” Like other airlines, SAS has suffered low passenger numbers due to growing fears over the SARS virus. The flights to Singapore were a daily extension of SAS’ service to Bangkok from Copenhagen. An SAS spokesman said more Asian routes will be cut if traffic doesn’t pick up soon.
     As for the period of May 22 to August 9, 2003, SAS will operates 4 direct flights a week between Singapore and Copenhagen via Bangkok. The flight departs Singapore on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays while the flight from Copenhagen departs the Scandinavian city on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
     SAS has also cut its just-restored non-stop service to New York from Oslo by half of the planned departures. SAS had cut its Oslo-New York after the terrorist attacks in New York in September 2001 but relaunched it this spring. An overall downturn in airline traffic left the flights with too many empty seats, however, so the Oslo-New York route now will run only three times a week instead of six. SAS already has cut a series of departures within Scandinavia.

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