Singapore’s flag carrier currently serves 53 destinations around the world, with the top routes being those to Jakarta, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, and London Heathrow.
Singapore Airlines has released its flight schedules for the remainder of the year, and while there are no changes to the previously announced route list, the carrier is adding frequencies for several key destinations. This month, the number of flights to Jakarta is increasing to 24 per week, up from 21 in August. Elsewhere in the region, services to Hong Kong will go from daily to double daily starting in November.
The Singapore–Munich route is now being flown five times weekly (compared to thrice a week beforehand), thanks to the introduction of the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) with Germany on September 8. The additional two weekly services are set aside for VTL passengers who are exempt from quarantining upon arrival in Singapore. Meanwhile the frequency of passenger services to Frankfurt remains unchanged at 10 weekly flights.
Over in the United States, Los Angeles is being served by 13 flights per week, up from 10, including those on a recently launched fifth freedom route from Taipei. Transit restrictions in Taiwan mean that it is not possible to travel between Singapore and Los Angeles using this service. Singapore Airlines has also extended operations on its Copenhagen–Rome route, which was launched in the middle of July. These were previously scheduled to run only through October but will now continue at least until December 31.
Ongoing entry restrictions in Indonesia have forced Singapore Airlines to delay the planned resumption of regular passenger services to Denpasar from May to October 31. According to SIA’s online flight schedule, these will be operated on a daily basis using a Boeing 787-10, no doubt to capitalize on long-haul passengers transiting through Changi. But those plans are likely be modified depending on Indonesia’s timetable for the eventual reopening of Bali to international visitors.
Meanwhile, SIA is anticipating a surge in demand for travel to Phuket during the year-end holidays. The airline plans to deploy an Airbus A350 on one of the route’s twice-daily flights between December 17 this year and January 11, 2022, giving business-class travelers the opportunity to enjoy flat-bed seats even on this short-haul service.
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