The Lion City’s flag carrier is moving ahead with efforts to rebuild its global network over the next few months.
This coming January, Singapore Airlines will relaunch a quartet of medium and long-haul routes, all flown with Airbus A350-900 aircraft, while increasing the frequency of services to destinations in Europe, South Africa, and the United States. These changes to the SIA Group’s flight schedules mean that passenger capacity across Singapore Airlines and SilkAir is expected to reach about 25 percent of its pre-pandemic levels by the end of March 2021.
Within the Asia-Pacific region, SIA will return to Tokyo Haneda on January 18 with daily flights lasting six and a half hours on the way out and seven hours and 40 minutes on the return. SQ Flight 632 will be departing Singapore at 8:05 a.m. and touching down in Haneda at 3:35 p.m.; following a quick turnaround time, the A350-900 aircraft will take off at 4:40 p.m. to reach Singapore at 11:20 p.m. the same evening.
Singapore Airlines is also reinstating its Dubai route on January 18 with a five-times-weekly service, which will operate every day except for Wednesdays and Fridays. A mid-afternoon departure at 3:05 p.m. will see SQ Flight 494 arrive in Dubai International Airport at 6:45 p.m. after seven hours and 40 minutes in the air. Singapore-bound passengers on the route will leave Dubai at 8 p.m. to return to Changi at 7:15 a.m. the next morning.
Meanwhile, SIA’s nonstop flights to Munich are scheduled to restart two days later, on January 20. Expected to last some 13 hours and 15 minutes, the outbound red-eye service is leaving Changi at 12:25 a.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays and landing at Franz Josef Strauss International Airport at 6:40 a.m. local time. SQ Flight 327 will depart Munich at 12:20 p.m. on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Mondays and touch down in Singapore at 7 a.m. the following morning, with the flight time set at 11 hours and 40 minutes.
Also resuming on that date are thrice-weekly flights between Changi and Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport. The outbound service will leave Singapore five minutes after midnight on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, before landing in the Russian capital at 6:10 a.m. after 11 hours and five minutes in the air. The return leg is slightly shorter at 10 hours and 20 minutes, with flights departing Domodedovo at 3:20 p.m. on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Mondays to reach Changi at 6:40 a.m. the next day.
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