SIA to cancel 65 services a week due to Iraq war

  • AseanPlus News
  • Thursday, 20 Mar 2003

SINGAPORE (AP) - Singapore Airlines announced Thursday it would suspend 65 services a week, including two to the United States, with the start of military action in Iraq. 

"Singapore Airlines will implement a series of service reductions from late March in response to softening demand attributed to concern about the situation in the Middle East,'' the airline said in statement. 

The suspensions will begin on March 30 and last until May 31, the statement read. 

The city-state's national carrier said it would entirely suspend services to Las Vegas and Chicago and to Brussels and Madrid. 

The suspensions, to 23 destinations in total, will be reviewed at the end of May, with the airline saying it would continue to monitor the situation in the Gulf before making any further decisions. 

One of Singapore's national icons has maintained its record of high profits it has maintained for the past 30 years since it was set up - even during the global airline industry's worst crisis following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. - AP 

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