Singapore Airlines adds flights, launches new destination

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Singapore Airlines adds flights, launches new destination
SIA increases flight frequencies to Bangkok, Colombo, Milan, Rome, Sydney, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and adds Düsseldorf to its network

MANILA, Philippines – Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced Wednesday, January 6, that it will add a sixth daily flight from Singapore to Bangkok in March, up from 5 daily flights.

The sixth daily Bangkok service starting Sunday, March 27, was added to meet the demand for travel to and from the Thai capital.

An Airbus A330-300 aircraft will be operated, adding nearly 2,000 seats per week on the route.

Flight SQ982 will depart Singapore at 5:35 pm and arrive in Bangkok at 7:00 pm (local time). Return flight SQ983 will depart Bangkok at 8:05 pm and arrive in Singapore at 11:30 pm, also on local time.

SIA also flies from Manila to Singapore 4 times daily, which connect to onward flights to the rest of the world.

Manila – Singapore flight schedules:

Flight number Aircraft type Frequency Departs Arrives
SQ915    B777-200 Daily 7:35 am 11:10 am
SQ917 B777ER Daily 2:10 pm 5:50 pm
SQ919 A330-300 Daily 5:10 pm 8:45 pm
SQ921 A330-300 Daily 7:00 pm 10:45 pm

Singapore – Manila flight schedules:

Flight number Aircraft type Frequency Departs Arrives
SQ910 B777ER Daily 9:30 am 1:05 pm
SQ912 A330-300 Daily 12:20 pm 4:00 pm
SQ916 A330-300 Daily 2:15 pm 5:55 pm
SQ918 B777-200 Daily 7:10 pm 10:50 pm

 

Passengers traveling from Cebu, Davao, and Kalibo can fly to Singapore via SilkAir, which flies 12 times weekly from Cebu; 9 times weekly from Davao; and 3 times weekly from Kalibo.

Increased frequency

SIA is also increasing its flight frequency to Colombo, Milan, Rome, Sydney, Ahmedabad, and Mumbai from March 27 to October 29, 2016 and peak season.

Frequency to Colombo will also increase to 10 per week from 7. Milan services will also increase to 6 per week from the current 5, including two flights that continue to Barcelona in Spain.

Five weekly flights will also be operated to the Italian capital Rome from June 25 to July 30 this year, up from the current 3 flights per week.

Services to Sydney in Australia will increase to 35 per week from June 23 to September 4, 2016.

In addition, the Indian city of Ahmedabad will be served 4 times per week between April 30 to June 4 this year, up from the current 3 weekly flights, while 18 weekly flights will be operated to Mumbai from April 21 to June 6, up from the current 17 flights per week.

New destination

Düsseldorf will also become the newest destination in the SIA network starting Thursday, July 21. Flights to Düsseldorf will be operated 3 times weekly with the all-new Airbus A350-900 fitted with Singapore Airlines’ latest cabin products.

To book your flight, visit singaporeair.com or SingaporeAir Mobile app. You can also call SIA reservations Manila office at +63 2 756-8888 or visit the ticket office at 33/F LKG Tower, Ayala Avenue, Makati City, weekdays from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

SIA has been named as one of the top 20 safest airlines in the world for 2016 by airlineratings.com.

It has also raised its offer price to buy all the shares of its discount unit Tiger Airways Holdings Ltd that it does not already own. Under local rules, “SIA needs to own at least 90% of Tiger shares for it to take its unit private,” The Wall Street Journal reported on January 4. Rappler.com

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