SIA has no plan to stop S’pore-KL route


Singapore Airlines (SIA) clarified that it has no plan to stop servicing the popular Singapore-Kuala Lumpur route.

Its Peninsular Malaysia, general manager, Andrew Yip Hon Mun said SIA will be converting one of the existing daily Singapore-Kuala Lumpur services to SilkAir operations, the regional wing of SIA, from January 2010 in a move to optimise resources within the group.

“However, the overall frequency of the group’s flights to and from Kuala Lumpur, will therefore remain unchanged with 17 weekly frequencies operated by Singapore Airlines and 37 by SilkAir,” Yip said in a statement Monday.

Last week, a media report indicated SIA was expected to either reduce capacity or withdraw from the route, as the emergence of low-cost airlines has eroded the market of traditional contenders.

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