SIA CEO Goh Choon Phong says viability of its ultra-long-haul flights unlikely to be affected by rising fuel prices

Now, ultra-long-haul pilots can fly any of the aircraft on the A-350 fleet, allowing for a more efficient and optimal rostering programme.
Now, ultra-long-haul pilots can fly any of the aircraft on the A-350 fleet, allowing for a more efficient and optimal rostering programme.PHOTO: AIRBUS

SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines (SIA) is not overly concerned that the rise in fuel costs would impact the viability of its ultra-long-haul flights to the United States, said its chief executive officer Goh Choon Phong.

In 2013, SIA had to pull the plug on its non-stop Singapore-Newark and Singapore-Los Angeles services, as high fuel costs were a key factor that made the routes unsustainable.

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