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Singapore Airlines adds a third daily Osaka flight from April

More Singapore - Osaka flights from April signal a return to the older Business Class seats for some travellers

SQ A330 (Kentaro Iemoto)

Singapore Airlines announced today that it will boost capacity to Japan from 27th April 2019, with a third daily service joining the Singapore – Osaka route.

As we mentioned in June last year, Singapore Airlines already significantly increased capacity to and from Osaka with a full season of Airbus A380 flights featuring literally hundreds of Suites saver awards across a five-month period from 28th October 2018 to 30th March 2019.

SIA’s Singapore – Osaka route is therefore currently being served with a total of two daily flights operated by the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787-10 respectively. The seasonal A380 flight reverts to a Boeing 787-10 service from 31st March 2019.

With the route set to return to the ‘regular’ setup with two Boeing 787-10 aircraft flying each day, this additional flight from late April, which will be operated by an Airbus A330, will then add a capacity of nearly 2,000 seats per week in each direction. That includes 210 seats per week in Business Class.


The schedule

These additional flights have already been loaded into the schedules and are now available for commercial sale and award redemption.

This is the current SIA schedule between Singapore and Osaka.

Until 30th March 2019
Flight From / To Aircraft Seats
SQ618 SIN0130 – KIX0845 388 2006 J
SQ622 SIN1405 – KIX2120 787 2018 RJ
SQ619 KIX1100 – SIN1710 388 2006 J
SQ623 KIX2330 – SIN0530* 787 2018 RJ

* Next day. All flights operate daily.

Here’s how the schedule looks once the seasonal A380 flight switches back to the 787 at the end of next month, with some timing changes reflecting the seasonal wind variations on Japan routes.

31st March 2019 – 26th April 2019
Flight From / To Aircraft Seats
SQ618 SIN0125 – KIX0905 787 2018 RJ
SQ622 SIN1355 – KIX2135 787 2018 RJ
SQ619 KIX1055 – SIN1640 787 2018 RJ
SQ623 KIX2325 – SIN0505* 787 2018 RJ

* Next day. All flights operate daily.

Finally this is the schedule once the additional Airbus A330 flight (highlighted in yellow) commences.

From 27th April 2019
Flight From / To Aircraft Seats
SQ618 SIN0125