Singapore Airlines announced (16-May-2012) it will suspend three times weekly Singapore-Abu Dhabi service and twice weekly Singapore-Athens service on 26-Oct-2012 due to "sustained weak performance of both routes" - see Route Changes Table for more information. The airline has served Athens since 1972 and Abu Dhabi (via Jeddah) since 2006, however three times weekly Singapore-Jeddah service will remain, as per a 16-May-2012 GDS timetable display. [more - original PR]
Singapore Airlines to suspend services to Abu Dhabi and Athens
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