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#21 Alif A. F.

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 11:13 AM

SIA reshuffles routes as SilkAir merger looms

 

Silkair will transfer BKI route to Scoot beginning Dec 2019.

 

https://sbr.com.sg/a...ir-merger-looms



#22 KK Lee

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 11:26 AM

SIA reshuffles routes as SilkAir merger looms
 
Silkair will transfer BKI route to Scoot beginning Dec 2019.
 
https://sbr.com.sg/a...ir-merger-looms


Like many businesses, only top level and bottom feeder survive.

#23 Robert

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 12:48 PM

Not good news. Poor service, cramped seats, loss is spend/earn for krisflyer points and all round poor service.

#24 Chris Tan

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 01:50 PM

Not good news. Poor service, cramped seats, loss is spend/earn for krisflyer points and all round poor service.

Clearly, the BKI market is not prepared to pay MI prices for MI service/perks.

#25 Samuel Chy

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 12:18 AM

Clearly, the BKI market is not prepared to pay MI prices for MI service/perks.

 

nevertheless, yes.  :sorry: 
anyway, earlier this year when i searching ticket for the Airshow, found that on normal day can get around RM500/sector. and found that there're getting more locals here start to accept MI recently. :search:


i've just make a fast dummy booking for 04-07dec BKI-SINvv. return ticket only RM631.00. while AK return ticket (lowest available) is RM340 (gross) on the same date. 



#26 Alif A. F.

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 07:30 AM

MI is SQ's regional feeder, so if anyone is going to board MI, chances are their final destination is not SIN but elsewhere on SQ long haul network.

#27 flee

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 12:36 PM

MI is SQ's regional feeder, so if anyone is going to board MI, chances are their final destination is not SIN but elsewhere on SQ long haul network.

If we look at MI's history, we can see that its original purpose (a packaged tour airline) is no longer relevant as LCCs are not serving that market sector.

 

As a regional feeder airline, its product is poor compared to SQs. Since the SQ Group already has Scoot in the LCC sector, it is a no brainer to merge MI with the mainline to have better product consistency. In many ways, SQ will now be going back to its original 1972 roots after the merger.



#28 flee

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:54 PM

SilkAir has selected Thompson Aero Seating's Vantage line for the upgrade of its business class seats on its Boeing 737 Max 8 fleet.
 
The upgrades, which will commence in May 2020, will feature lie-flat business class seats in line with SIA's business class product on its medium-haul Airbus A350-900 and Boeing 787-10s.
 
Full report:





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