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New Services For Singapore Airlines

New Services For Singapore Airlines

New Service to Riyadh
Singapore Airlines will commence operations to Riyadh, the largest city and capital of Saudi Arabia, on 14 December 2008.

Using the Boeing 777-200 aircraft, Singapore Airlines will operate four times weekly to Riyadh via Dubai every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

“A historical city that is developing at breathtaking speed into one of the most important business centres in the Middle East, Riyadh has, over the years, become the focal point of travel and trade for visitors to Saudi Arabia,” said Mr. Huang Cheng Eng, Singapore Airlines’ Executive Vice President, Marketing and the Regions.

He added, “The introduction of Singapore Airlines’ new service to Riyadh is a sign of our confidence in the tremendous potential of the Middle Eastern region. We believe that this service will help foster a closer bilateral trade link between Singapore and Saudi Arabia, while boosting the business and leisure travel traffic between Asia and Saudi Arabia.”

Home to the sleek and iconic Kingdom Centre, the tallest building in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh rivals any modern city with the splendour of its architecture, sophisticated infrastructure and rapid economic growth.

An exciting and dynamic metropolis, Riyadh has nevertheless retained its historical and cultural charms, with must-see attractions like the ruins of Dir'aiyah, a popular archaeological site, the Murabba Palace with its exhibit of traditional clothing and crafts and the Masmak Fortress, built in the middle of the 19th century.

Riyadh will be the second city to which Singapore Airlines operates in Saudi Arabia. The airline will maintain its current three-times-weekly service to Jeddah, via Abu Dhabi.

Flights are subject to regulatory approval.

Increased Flight Frequency to Istanbul and Dubai
In addition to the new Singapore-Dubai-Riyadh service, Singapore Airlines will boost the frequency of its flights to Istanbul, Turkey, via Dubai, from four to six flights per week from 26 October 2008.

The new flights depart Singapore on Mondays and Fridays, and mean Singapore Airlines will fly on the Singapore-Dubai-Istanbul route daily except Wednesdays.

The increased frequency will boost the Airline’s services between Singapore and Dubai to 16 flights per week, up from the current 14 flights.

This will increase further to 20 times weekly following the launch of the four times weekly Singapore-Dubai-Riyadh services on 14 December 2008.

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Singapore Airlines Service from Singapore to Riyadh via Dubai
(From 14 December 2008)
Flight No. Day of Operations Depart Singapore Arrive in Dubai Depart Dubai Arrive in Riyadh
SQ496 Tue/Thu/Sat/Sun 1250hrs 1625hrs 1725hrs 1820hrs

From Riyadh to Singapore via Dubai
(From 14 December 2008)
Flight No. Day of Operations Depart Riyadh Arrive in Dubai Depart Dubai Arrive in Singapore
SQ497 Tue/Thu/Sat/Sun 2015hrs 2250hrs 2350hrs 1105hrs + 1

Singapore Airlines Service from Singapore to Istanbul via Dubai
(From 26 October 2008)
Flight No. Day of Operations Depart Singapore Arrive in Dubai Depart Dubai Arrive in Istanbul
SQ490 Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun 2335hrs 0310hrs + 1 0425hrs + 1 0720hrs + 1

From Istanbul to Singapore via Dubai
(From 27 October 2008)
Flight No. Day of Operations Depart Istanbul Arrive in Dubai Depart Dubai Arrive in Singapore
SQ491 Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun 1235hrs 1840hrs 2000hrs 0715hrs + 1


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