Singapore Airlines will be suspending services to Abu Dhabi in the UAE and Athens in Greece as a result of the sustained weak performance of both routes. The last flights to both cities will depart Singapore on 26 October 2012.
The decision to suspend services is a difficult one, as Athens has been served since 1972 and Abu Dhabi since 2006. The suspensions are in line with Singapore Airlines’ policy to match capacity to prevailing market demand.
Customers holding confirmed tickets issued prior to today for travel to and from Abu Dhabi and Athens after 26 October 2012 (27 October for the return Abu Dhabi-Singapore service) will be eligible for refunds, without administrative fees or penalties. This also applies to KrisFlyer redemption tickets. Efforts will be made to contact affected customers to offer alternative travel options.
Singapore Airlines will continue to serve Dubai in the UAE. Connections to and from Athens are also possible on Star Alliance partner airlines via several of Singapore Airlines’ other European points.
Abu Dhabi is currently served three times per week while Athens is served two times per week, rising to three times per week between early July and late September.