Ultra-long-haul flights: SIA not overly worried about fuel costs

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 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 because high fuel costs were a key factor that made the routes unsustainable.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 04, 2018, with the headline 'Ultra-long-haul flights: SIA not overly worried about fuel costs'. Print Edition | Subscribe