Singapore Airlines will cancel flights to Vancouver in April

Singapore Airlines will cancel regular flights to Vancouver in April.

The International Herald Tribune has reported that the suspension is indefinite, and the last flight will be on April 25.

The airline operates three flights per week in and out of Vancouver. International air traffic has fallen in the wake of a global economic recession.

The IHT reported that Singapore Airlines had issued a statement about the cancellation of flights to Vancouver. However, the statement is not listed among the company's news releases on its Web site.

The Vancouver International Airport Authority, which operates Vancouver's major airport, had not issued a statement, as of 8:30 a.m. PST on Sunday (February 15).

Earlier this month, Singapore Airlines reported that third-quarter profits were down 42.8 percent over the same quarter a year ago.

In a  news release  accompanying the financial results,  the company announced that flights had been cut back in the previous quarter to Manchester, Athens, Seoul, Osaka, Chennai, Bangalore, Penang, and Ho Chi Minh. Flights to Amritsar were suspended.

On January 28, Singapore Airlines announced it would reduce the number of flights each week to Bangkok, Los Angeles, London, Newark, New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Zurich.

The airline increased the number of flights to Shanghai and Cairo, and will commence service to Kuwait on March 15.