SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) has decided to pull the plug on services to Abu Dhabi and Athens. The last flights to both destinations will depart Singapore on October 26, 2012.
SIA said in a statement that the suspensions were due to sustained weak performance on both routes, and were in line with policy to match capacity to prevailing market demand.
Customers holding confirmed bookings for travel to and from Abu Dhabi and Athens after October 26, 2012 (October 27 for the return Abu Dhabi-Singapore service) will be eligible for refunds, without administrative fees or penalties. This also applies to KrisFlyer redemption bookings.
In addition, affected customers will be offered alternative travel arrangements.
Meanwhile, SIA will continue to serve Dubai in the UAE, while connections to Athens are available on Star Alliance partner airlines via several of SIA’s other destinations in Europe.
SIA’s Athens service, active since 1972, is currently operated twice weekly, rising to three times per week between early July and late September. The carrier’s Abu Dhabi service, active since 2006, is operated thrice weekly.