Perth - Singapore Where to next?

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Sim1

Member since 16 May 2014

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Perth - Singapore

Where to next?

So with Tiger pulling out of the Perth-Singapore market and that Sydney Airline also gone. (Which by all accounts flights were pretty full)

Scoot only 5 times a week, Jetstar and Singapore Air. Isn't there a lack of seats on this route.

Who's going to make the shortfall?

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Sim1 are you suggesting demand will remain constant despite the increase in price?

Sim1

Member since 16 May 2014

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If you live in Perth you wouldnt ask that question. Perth - Singapore has always been a busy route.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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I'm wondering if the demand is as inelastic as believed.

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

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I think the opportunity is ripe for Jetstar Asia to go in for the kill.

ILIKEPLANES101

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Member since 05 Jun 2014

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I think it would be a great route for VA could be a great launch route for a330 international or could even work with a 737 though nay not be great for business class pax then. They could even tskeover one of SQ'S THOUGH THAT WOULDNT ADD EXTRA SEATS SORRY FOR THE CAPS.

Andrew Barkery

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Maybe that Sydney Airline which shall remain nameless might also pull out of BNE to SIN.

After all, that Sydney Airline pulled out from ADL to SIN.

That Sydney Airline also reduced their many flights a day from SYD to SIN to 2 now.  If I remember correctly, there used to be more flights by that Sydney Airline from SYD to SIN.  Even MEL to SIN now done in the evenings by EK.

watson374

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You do realise, of course, that the large SYD-SIN capacity was due to the LHR flights being routed that way, yes?

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

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The OP was discussing PER-SIN... why the need to have a dig at the 'Sydney Airline' over something they may not even do? Where does that 'Brisbane Airline' fly you?

As for Perth,  the yield for Singapore supposedly hasn't been good. Whilst planes may be full,  that doesn't necessarily correlate profit. 

My understanding is that the Tiger that pulled out is Tiger Asia. So perhaps Tiger Australia may start on route. If VA assesses there is money to made then maybe they could (though they have been served well by having a small int footprint). Or SQ just adds more capacity. 

 

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JBH

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 01 May 2012

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Perhaps Jetstar would consider putting a A330 on the route, a smalll consolation for the lack of QF.

Sim1

Member since 16 May 2014

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Just a shame we only have singapore air having a monopoly as full service. 

Ek should look at it they might do well

MettH

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Member since 17 Jan 2014

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Why is it a shame singapore has monopoly, they are a fantastic airline. Two years ago, if I wasnt perth based i wouldve still flown singapore over qantas

Sim1

Member since 16 May 2014

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But they can dictate the price. Competition is the name of the game.

Frank

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Member since 09 Sep 2013

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And they do price like a monopoly - have just had to pay $1200 for a PER-SIN return flight in early December.  Plenty of cheapos available but past that sort of flying for anything much longer than a couple of hours.

drgmarshall

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Mr Sim1, because a lot of Perth folks actually have jobs, we might not be so "price sensitive" as those of you in the Eastern States.  What matters to many of us in WA,I'd say, is service.  SQ have always been miles ahead of every other airline in the Service department, and for that reason, they're a class-act.  As for Jetstar - on any metal - I'd rather row a boat to Singpaore.  I used to fly QF on this route as well, but they're now just a Sydney hub airline.

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