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Singapore Airlines’ GM Wilson Confident of Successful Haneda Operations – Sales Strategy Basically Same as Narita

August 9th, 2010 Comments off
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Singapore Airlines (SQ)Campbell Wilson, who took office of General Manager Japan at Singapore Airlines (SQ) this past March, told the Travel Vision that he is confident of successful operations of its new Haneda/Singapore route which is scheduled to start at the end of October this year. Singapore Airlines will be operating four flights daily from Tokyo, namely from Narita Airport and Haneda Airport. Commenting on its Haneda route, Wilson said that the airline’s strategy is to fine-tune seat capacity according to the market need, adding that he is confident that many customers will fly the new Haneda route as well as its Kansai route with the increased frequency.

Wilson also told the Travel Vision that with different departure slots at Haneda from Narita, the airline can provide customers with additional new options including connecting flights to destinations beyond Singapore from Tokyo’s Haneda. Since Airbus A380 was launched on its Narita/Singapore route, it is also part of the airline’s strategy that it continues to invest in introducing new aircraft with new cabin facilities on its other routes including Kansai, Chubu, and Fukuoka. The airline’s new Haneda route will also see aircraft with new cabin facilities. Passengers flying Economy class and Business class can appreciate the same cabin facilities as used on its Airbus A380, thus attracting new customers, said Wilson.

Commenting on the sales strategy for its new Haneda route, Wilson said that Singapore Airlines would basically apply the same sales strategy both for Narita and Haneda routes and, for the airline, it is simply four flights operating daily out of Tokyo. Airfares, excluding promotional fares, should be kept the same level for both airports. Difference, if any, should be subject to customer demand. Meanwhile, the flight schedule of the new Haneda route has been finalized and the advance booking shows an excellent outlook.

SIA Airbus A380 AirAsia in the backgroundThe Asia routes to and from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport are attracting many foreign carriers including Air Asia X (D7), a low cost carrier (LCC), in addition to Japanese airlines. The airlines have either announced or are considering operating services to Haneda Airport. Singapore Airlines welcomes competition, said Wilson. Commenting specifically on Malaysia’s Air Asia X, he said that he is of the opinion that the airline would not be Singapore Airline’s direct competitor, citing that Singapore Airlines provides excellent service products, excellent customer services and high service value. The passenger segment is indeed different from that of Air Asia X, maintained Wilson.

Singapore Airlines’ new Haneda/Singapore flight schedule is as follow;

SQ Singapore Airlines Haneda/Singapore flight schedule
Route Flight Departure & Arrival Time Frequency Aircraft
Haneda (HND) – Singapore (SIN) SQ633 00:30 – 06:55 Daily B777-300ER
Singapore (SIN) – Haneda (HND) SQ634 15:40 – 23:05 Daily
Haneda (HND) – Singapore (SIN) SQ635 06:25 – 12:50 Daily B777-300ER
Singapore (SIN) – Haneda (HND) SQ636 21:50 – 05:15 +1 Daily

Source: Travel Vision

Travel Vision Inc. provides information on the travel industry in Japan via "Daily Travel Vision", a Japanese-language e-mail newsletter, and the "Travel Vision" website. There are nearly 110,000 people working in the Japanese travel industry, and Travel Vision is proud to be bringing travel news to more than 30,000 people through Daily Travel Vision.

Singapore Airlines to operate additional three weekly flights on Kansai route to make ten-weekly service during northern winter schedule

August 9th, 2010 Comments off
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Singapore Airlines (SQ)Singapore Airlines (SQ) is expanding its Singapore/Kansai services with three additional weekly flights during the winter schedule starting from 31 October 2010 to 26 March 2011. The flight departs from Kansai at 23:30 and arrives at Singapore early next morning. This will enable the passengers to do business or sightseeing soon after they arrive at Singapore, or enhance connectivity to other SQ flights for onward destinations. The current daily SQ Kansai flights will be increased to ten weekly services during the northern winter period.

The new ten weekly services will be starting from 1 November 2010, using Airbus A330-300 aircraft for two classes, Business and Economy, and the latest version of in-flight entertainment systems will be introduced for both classes. The flight schedule is as follows.

SQ Flight Schedule for Singapore /Osaka – new additions
Route Flight Departure & Arrival Time Frequency Aircraft
Osaka (KIX) – Singapore (SIN) SQ615 23:30 – 05:30+1 Mon, Wed, Fri Airbus A330-300
Singapore (SIN) – Osaka (KIX) SQ616 13:45 – 20:50 Mon, Wed, Fri

Source: Travel Vision

Travel Vision Inc. provides information on the travel industry in Japan via "Daily Travel Vision", a Japanese-language e-mail newsletter, and the "Travel Vision" website. There are nearly 110,000 people working in the Japanese travel industry, and Travel Vision is proud to be bringing travel news to more than 30,000 people through Daily Travel Vision.

Singapore Airlines to inaugurate new flights between Tokyo Haneda and Singapore from 31st October

April 12th, 2010 Comments off
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Singapore Airlines (SQ)Singapore Airlines (SQ) is inaugurating new Haneda/Singapore flights from 31st October 2010. The new route will be twice-daily and operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The flights will complement the current twice-daily Narita/Singapore services, bringing total frequency to Tokyo to four times daily. The timings for both flights are subject to regulatory approval.

SQ Haneda/Singapore flight schedule
Sector Flight number Days of operation Dep. & Arr. Aircraft type
Haneda (HND) – Singapore (SIN) SQ633 Daily 00:15 – 06:40 B777-300ER
Singapore (SIN) – Haneda (HND) SQ634 Daily 15:40 – 23:05 B777-300ER
Haneda (HND) – Singapore (SIN) SQ635 Daily 06:55 – 13:20 B777-300ER
Singapore (SIN) – Haneda (HND) SQ636 Daily 22:20 – 05:45+1 B777-300ER

Source: Travel Vision

Travel Vision Inc. provides information on the travel industry in Japan via "Daily Travel Vision", a Japanese-language e-mail newsletter, and the "Travel Vision" website. There are nearly 110,000 people working in the Japanese travel industry, and Travel Vision is proud to be bringing travel news to more than 30,000 people through Daily Travel Vision.

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