SIA to suspend services to Cairo and Riyadh

SIA to suspend services to Cairo and Riyadh

SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines (SIA) on Friday announced that it will be suspending services to Cairo, Egypt and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The last flight to Riyadh will be operated on Sep 28, 2014 and the last flight to Cairo will be operated on Sep 30, 2014.

The local flag carrier said "the difficult decision to suspend the services was taken as a result of the sustained weak performance of both routes."

Customers holding confirmed tickets issued prior to today for travel to and from Riyadh and Cairo after Sep 28 and Sep 30, respectively, will be eligible for refunds, without administrative fees or penalties. This also applies to KrisFlyer redemption tickets.

The airline said efforts will be made to contact affected customers to offer alternative travel options.

SIA will continue to serve Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Connections to and from both Cairo and Riyadh are also possible on other airlines via some of Singapore Airlines' nearby points such as Dubai in the UAE.

Cairo is served 3 times per week via Dubai while Riyadh is served 3 times per week on a non-stop basis from Singapore.

Jeddah flights are currently operated via Riyadh, but will be operated via Dubai with effect from Oct 2.

maryanns@sph.com.sg

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