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Singapore Airlines adds more destinations with expanded June-July schedule

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir are adding a dozen new routes to their network starting next week, with 75% more flights by July 2020

SQ 77W Takeoff LAX (Thiago B Trevisan SS)

When SIA’s low-cost carrier Scoot announced that it would be increasing its flight schedules from 5th June 2020, effectively doubling its capacity compared to May 2020 (albeit from a low baseline), it was the first indication that we might start to see some increases coming through from Singapore Airlines.

The carrier had already committed to its 96% capacity cut, serving the same 15 destinations in combination with its regional subsidiary SilkAir since early April, through to 30th June 2020.

Today the airline has announced its new schedule and it’s good news – 12 new cities are being added to the network from as early as 8th June, with frequency increases on some existing services, for a total of 519 flights planned for the month of July, a 75% increase by flight volumes compared to current levels.

“Reinstated scheduled services include flights to Adelaide, Amsterdam, Auckland, Barcelona, Brisbane, Cebu, Christchurch, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Medan, Melbourne and Osaka.

“With today’s announcement, SIA has cut approximately 94% of the passenger capacity that had been originally scheduled for June and July 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak.”

Singapore Airlines, 1 June 2020

This is a significant shift from the low points we’ve seen during April and May 2020, reintroducing cities like Auckland, Amsterdam, Melbourne, Osaka and Brisbane.

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Singapore Airlines is ramping up flights from 8th June 2020

The expanded network significantly capitalises on SIA’s connection principle, with transit passengers permitted to pass through Changi Airport starting tomorrow. Around a third of all passengers at Changi are transit passengers, with an even higher proportion of SIA’s regular customers passing through the hub simply en-route from A to B.

Interestingly Brisbane is re-added to the network as a ‘tag’ onto the Sydney flight, operating with the old Singapore-Sydney-Canberra flight number (SQ288), though it operates direct back to Changi. The unusual ‘triangle’ is SIN-SYD-BNE-SIN, from 9th July 2020.

Full flight schedules are now available at the Singapore Airlines website.

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Singapore Airlines flights

In addition to the 14 cities Singapore Airlines has been consistently serving from Changi during the downturn, this month sees the following ten destinations added:

  • Adelaide
  • Amsterdam
  • Auckland
  • Barcelona
  • Brisbane
  • Christchurch
  • Copenhagen
  • Hong Kong (also being served by Scoot)
  • Melbourne
  • Osaka

SQ Graph JanJul

As you can see SIA’s passenger flights took a nose dive starting in February 2020 and into March 2020, though the low points of April and May are now behind us with a gradual service increase coming through for June and July.

SQ Routemap JunJul APAC
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SQ Routemap JunJul EURUS
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Singapore Airlines will be running the following passenger flights to and from 24 cities during June and July 2020.

New services or increased frequencies are highlighted in yellow

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All flights not listed below are cancelled during this period, or will operate as cargo-only services.

Adelaide
(from 8 Jun)
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ ADL
SQ279
359R
ADL ➔ SIN
SQ278
359R
Amsterdam
(from 9 Jun)
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ AMS
SQ324
359
AMS ➔ SIN
SQ323
359
Auckland
(from 9 Jun)
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ AKL
SQ281
  359
AKL ➔ SIN
SQ282
  359
SIN ➔ AKL
SQ285
  359
AKL ➔ SIN
SQ286
  359
Bangkok
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ BKK
SQ976
787
BKK ➔ SIN
SQ979
787
Note: SQ976 SIN-BKK is a cargo-only service during June 2020 due to Thai government restrictions
Barcelona
(from 11 Jun)
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ BCN
SQ388
    359
BCN ➔ SIN
SQ387
359
Brisbane
(from 9 Jun)
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ BNE
via SYD
SQ288
359
BNE ➔ SIN
SQ288
359

Singapore – Brisbane flights operate via Sydney as SQ288 (the previous Canberra flight number), then operating direct back to Singapore.

Christchurch
(from 14 Jun)
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ CHC
SQ297
359
CHC ➔ SIN
SQ298

359
Copenhagen
(from 18 Jun)
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ CPH
SQ352
359
CPH ➔ SIN
SQ351
359
Frankfurt
(until 8 Jun)
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ FRA
SQ326
359
FRA ➔ SIN
SQ325
359
Frankfurt
(from 9 Jun)
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ FRA
SQ26
359
FRA ➔ SIN
SQ25
359
Hanoi
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
HAN ➔ SIN
SQ175
359R

Singapore – Hanoi flights operate as cargo-only. Passengers are carried solely on the return service.

Ho Chi Minh
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SGN ➔ SIN
SQ177
787

Singapore – Ho Chi Minh flights operate as cargo-only. Passengers are carried solely on the return service.

Hong Kong
(from 10 Jun)
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ HKG
SQ890
787
HKG ➔ SIN
SQ891
787
Jakarta
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ CGK
SQ966
359
CGK ➔ SIN
SQ967
359
Kuala Lumpur
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ KUL
SQ104
359
KUL ➔ SIN
SQ105