The flag carrier said it was ending its three-times weekly services to Athens and Abu Dhabi as part of its Northern Winter schedule (October 28-March 30 2013), but would be increasing services to London and Perth from the current 21 to 23 weekly rotations.
The airline’s only competitor on services to Perth and London from Singapore is Qantas Airways which has already reduced international services from Hong Kong and Bangkok to London this year as it seeks to stave off financial losses.
Singapore also announced that after just six months of operations, it would be downgrading its A380 Singapore-Frankfurt-New York service to a B777-300ER and switching it from a daily to a seasonal frequency.
Services to Mumbai will be upped from 19 to 21 while frequencies to Milan and Barcelona will be reduced from seven to five and to Istanbul from five to four during the same period.
The airline also said in a statement it that rather than flying to Riyadh via Abu Dhabi and Dubai, it would operate a Singapore-Riyadh-Jeddah service from late October.
Singapore also announced it would be upgrading its daily San Francisco and double daily Narita services from a B777-300ER to an A380 from December 28.