The airline will operate its last flight to Riyadh on September 28 and its last flight to Cairo on September 30.

Singapore Airlines is dropping its services to Cairo in Egypt and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.

The airline will operate its last flight to Riyadh on September 28 and its last flight to Cairo on September 30.


Singapore Airlines has a total of 27 Boeing 777-300ERs in service and on order

Singapore Airlines has a total of 27 Boeing 777-300ERs in service and on order

 

Singapore Airlines serves Cairo three times a week, via Dubai. The carrier also serves Riyadh three times a week, but does so on a non-stop basis from Singapore.

According to Singapore Airlines, its decision to drop the two services was taken because both routes demonstrated sustained weak traffic performance.

Customers holding confirmed tickets issued prior to today for travel to and from Riyadh and Cairo after September 28 and September 30, respectively, will be eligible for refunds, without administrative fees or penalties.

Singapore Airlines opeates 35 Boeing 777-200ERs and 777-200s (which in SIA service are actually 777-200ERs with de-rated engines). SIA is transferring some or all of its 777-200s to its new low-cost, low-fare, long-haul subsidiary, which is due to start operations in 2012

Singapore Airlines opeates 35 Boeing 777-200ERs and 777-200s (which in SIA service are actually 777-200ERs with de-rated engines). SIA has trasnferred some or all of its 777-200s to its new low-cost, low-fare, long-haul subsidiary Scoot, which began operations in 2012

 

This also applies to KrisFlyer redemption tickets, according to SIA, which says it will make efforts to contact affected customers to offer alternative travel options.

SIA will continue to serve Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Connections between SIA flights and flights to and from both Cairo and Riyadh are also possible on other airlines via some of Singapore Airlines’ nearby destinations, such as Dubai.

The carrier currently operates its Jeddah flights via Riyadh, but SIA intends to operate them via Dubai with effect from October 2, subject to receiving the required regulatory approval.