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Industry Update and Commentary 1Nov01

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  • Bill Koumarelos
    Industry Update and Commentary 1Nov01 Singapore Airlines announces round-the-world cargo service. This is the first round-the-world service of any kind, since
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      Industry Update and Commentary 1Nov01

      Singapore Airlines announces round-the-world cargo service. This is the first round-the-world service of any kind, since United dropped flights 1 and 2.

      The new destination will be one in the U.S.---Dallas/Ft. Worth, and will continue onto destinations what already exist on SQ's route structure. The flight will go SIN-HKG-DFW-ORD-BRU-BOM-SIN on Friday. The Wednesday flight will go SIN-HKG-ANC-DFW-ORD-BRU-SHJ(Sharjah, Emirates)-SIN.

      SQ was very specific on why this flight was added, and cited them in detail. These include: (1)increased business connections between North Texas and India; (2)shippment of plumbing supplies between Singapore and Texas; (3)Easier, single-online cargo access from Texas to all points in Asia; (4)Shipment of computers from Texas to Singapore.

      SQ can now accept cargo as late as two hours before departure, due to the new processing facility at DFW.

      ITS got its security contract revoked at New Orleans airport, for allowing a passenger carry a loaded gun in a briefcase on a Southwest flight.

      Athens has restricted the international airport to only commercial airliners. Private planes have been banned from ATH.

      Chicago's politicians are at odds with each other concerning restricting the airspace over the city. It's a question of how large they want to make this no-fly zone.

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      Speaking of no-fly zones.........SDA is the city-code of the day. The main gateway airport into Iraq, was named after the president of that country, hence the letters "SDA" for Baghdad's Saddam Hussein International.

       

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