Singapore Airlines to ground Athens connection

Singapore Airlines Ltd, flying to Athens since 1972, will halt the service to the Greek capital starting October because of weak demand.

Asia?s second-largest carrier by market value will also halt service to Abu Dhabi, with the last flights to the two cities from Singapore leaving on October 26, Singapore Air said in an e-mailed statement on Wednesday.

The carrier currently offers two weekly services to Athens and three to Abu Dhabi.

?The suspensions are in line with Singapore Airlines? policy to match capacity to prevailing market demand,? the carrier said.

The airline has been flying to Abu Dhabi since 2006.