Singapore Airlines no longer flying out of Vancouver

April 25, 2009
Singapore Democrats

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Andrea Macpherson
News1130

Airline blames the tough economy

After 20 years of operations in Vancouver, tomorrow will be the last flight for Singapore Airlines.

Sales manager for Western Canada Michael Wraight says the office will remain operating until the end of May. “And all the staff will be let go, we will have two people representing the company. One in Western Canada will be representing Singapore Airlines, one in Eastern Canada. We will be reporting to our regional office in Los Angeles.”

About 23 people will be losing their jobs. Wraight says passengers out of Canada can now use star alliance carriers to transfer to Singapore Airlines flights to Asia. Wraight blames the economy and calls it a sad day. The last flight will go from Vancouver to Seoul, then from Seoul onto Singapore.

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