SilkAir Passengers from Cambodia Can Now Transit at Changi

More than 35 cities across the Singapore Airlines Group network are listed as approved points of departure.

A SilkAir Boeing 737-800 aircraft. (Photo: SilkAir)

Since Singapore’s Civil Aviation Authority lifted its ban on transits in early June, the SIA Group has been gradually restoring Changi Airport’s role as an important stopover point for intercontinental travelers. Restrictions were first eased for passengers flying from Australia and New Zealand, and the scheme was gradually expanded to cover seven cities in Asia, before being extended to Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, and London. With Covid-19 infection rates in decline across the continent, four other European destinations—Barcelona, Paris, Zürich, and Milan—soon became approved points of departure for transit passengers.

Today, Phnom Penh was added to the list of eligible cities, with passengers on SilkAir flights from the Cambodian capital now free to transit in Singapore. Recent weeks have seen a raft of Asian destinations, including Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Jakarta, also making the cut. Travelers flying SIA Group carriers from the aforementioned places can now connect in Changi to any destination within the group’s global network, except for cities in mainland China.

That means it is possible to buy return tickets between Paris and Sydney via Singapore, as both are approved cities for transit. Passengers are advised to book the whole journey on one ticket, and must make sure they meet the entry requirements at their final destination. So far, transfers at Changi are only allowed between airlines within the SIA Group (Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, and Scoot).

According to a statement, the total layover time in Singapore should not exceed 48 hours. Those who face a longer stopover can book a room at Aerotel Singapore in Changi Airport Terminal 1. Arriving passengers with a hotel reservation will be ushered to a dedicated transit holding area for verification checks, and ground staff will then guide them to the Aerotel, where they must remain throughout their stay. After checkout, travelers will be escorted to a waiting area before boarding their connecting flight.

The cities and airlines approved for transit flights through Singapore are as follows:

City Airline
Australia Adelaide

Brisbane

Melbourne*

Perth

Sydney

Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines, Scoot

Singapore Airlines

Cambodia Phnom Penh SilkAir
China Chongqing

Guangzhou

Nanjing

Shanghai

SilkAir

Scoot

Scoot

Singapore Airlines

Denmark Copenhagen Singapore Airlines
France Paris Singapore Airlines
Germany Frankfurt Singapore Airlines
Indonesia Jakarta

Medan

Surabaya

Singapore Airlines

SilkAir

Singapore Airlines (from September 9), Scoot

Italy Milan Singapore Airlines
Hong Kong Hong Kong Singapore Airlines, Scoot
Japan Osaka

Tokyo (Narita)

Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines

Malaysia Ipoh

Kuala Lumpur

Kuching

Penang

Scoot

Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Scoot

Scoot

Scoot

Netherlands Amsterdam Singapore Airlines
New Zealand Auckland

Christchurch

Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines

South Korea Seoul Singapore Airlines
Spain Barcelona Singapore Airlines
Switzerland Zürich Singapore Airlines
Taiwan Taipei Singapore Airlines (from September 2), Scoot
Thailand Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) Singapore Airlines
Turkey Istanbul Singapore Airlines
United Kingdom London (Heathrow) Singapore Airlines
Vietnam Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh City
Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines

*Due to Australian government restrictions, Singapore Airlines will only be operating one-way flights from Melbourne to Singapore until October 24, 2020.

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