Goh Choon Phong, Singapore Airlines CEO, has for the second time in the last week discussed his desire to restart non-stop service between Singapore and New York (no mention of Newark or JFK). The airline is currently talking with both Airbus and Boeing to find an appropriate and cost efficient aircraft for the route. From Bloomberg:
“We, of course, want it as soon as possible,” Goh said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Haslinda Amin. “There isn’t really a commercially viable aircraft that could fly nonstop.” Reviving nonstop flights to the U.S. will help the carrier fill a gap in its network that’s benefiting Asia-Pacific rivals Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. and Qantas Airways Ltd. The all-business-class daily flights from Singapore to Los Angeles and Newark, New Jersey, ended as the routes were not profitable with aircraft that flew with four engines, analysts said.
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