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Which airlines are flying out of Changi in August 2020?

Three airlines are restarting flights at Changi in July, including Lufthansa, though the increases are painfully slow while international borders remain closed due to COVID-19

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With strict border restrictions still in force both regionally and internationally, there has been no significant recovery for air traffic at Singapore Changi Airport lately, though statistics for June 2020 showed a nice increase from the May 2020 low point. This was no doubt helped by additional transit approvals for passengers on SIA Group itineraries.

July should be another growth month, albeit with small numbers, as additional transit approvals were secured and more airlines restarted services or lifted some frequencies.

Airlines continue to add services this month, including a return for Cebu Pacific, Finnair and Lufthansa, though Asiana is scaling back its services slightly.

Here’s a look at who’s flying where in August 2020.

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Singapore carriers

First of all, here’s the schedule for our four ‘home’ airlines this month.


Jetstar

Jetstar Asia has been operating limited passenger services to and from Bangkok, Manila and Kuala Lumpur since 21st April 2020 (having been completely grounded from 23rd March to 20th April).

These flights continue through the end of August 2020, with the remainder of the airline’s services currently cancelled.

  • Bangkok (2/wk)*
  • Kuala Lumpur (2/wk)
  • Manila (1/wk)

* Singapore – Bangkok flights are cargo-only due to Thai government restrictions.

That’s a total of 3 passenger departures per week from Changi.

Jetstar_Airways Jetstar Asia
Changi Departures
Jul
3/wk
Aug
3/wk
3K A320 (Alec Wilson)
Jetstar Asia is operating 5 flights per week from Changi, 3 of which are carrying passengers. (Photo: Alec Wilson)

SilkAir

In July 2020, SilkAir operated a network of three routes with seven weekly flights, using its Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

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A SilkAir Boeing 737-800. (Photo Anna Zvereva)

The airline is currently flying to:

  • Chongqing (1/wk)
  • Kuala Lumpur (4/wk)
  • Medan (2/wk)

This schedule is maintained for August 2020.

SilkAir SilkAir
Changi Departures
Jul
7/wk
Aug
7/wk

Scoot

Scoot recently announced the addition of Clark to its schedule of passenger flights for August 2020, with 16 weekly departures from Changi to 12 cities:

  • Clark (1/wk)
  • Guangzhou (1/wk)
  • Hong Kong (3/wk)
  • Ipoh (1/wk)
  • Kuala Lumpur (1/wk)
  • Kuching (1/wk)
  • Nanjing (1/wk)
  • Penang (1/wk)
  • Perth (3/wk)
  • Surabaya (1/wk)
  • Taipei / Seoul (2/wk)
Scoot Scoot
Changi Departures
Jul
13/wk
Aug
16/wk

Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines expanded its schedule slightly from July 2020 and is currently flying 52 passenger departures per week from Changi, rather than the 49 per week we first reported for the month.

The expanded schedule continues for August 2020, with one additional Auckland flight added for a total of 62 weekly passenger departures from Singapore.

Here is the Singapore Airlines network for August 2020:

  • Adelaide
  • Amsterdam
  • Auckland
  • Bangkok*
  • Barcelona
  • Brisbane
  • Christchurch
  • Copenhagen
  • Frankfurt
  • Hanoi*
  • Ho Chi Minh*
  • Hong Kong
  • Jakarta
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • Manila
  • Melbourne
  • Milan
  • Osaka
  • Paris
  • Seoul
  • Shanghai
  • Sydney
  • Taipei
  • Tokyo
  • Zurich

* Cargo-only from Singapore due to government restrictions. Passengers carried to Singapore only.

Singapore_Airlines Singapore Airlines
Changi Departures
Jul
52/wk
Aug
62/wk

Additionally, the airline is flying cargo-only services to several cities, including to Bangkok, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh with passengers carried on inbound sectors back to Singapore in those three cases.

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Overseas carriers

Important Note: This schedule data is correct at the time of writing (30-31 July 2020) and will not be updated with subsequent changes. Always check with your operating airline for the latest schedule.


Air China

Air China has been operating a once weekly (Monday) service from Singapore to Chengdu using the Airbus A330 since 11th May.

That service continues in August, supplemented by an additionally weekly (Friday) flight to Hangzhou.

Air_China Air China
Changi Departures
Jul
1/wk
Aug
2/wk

The airline is provisionally re-adding daily Singapore – Beijing flights from 1st September 2020, though this is likely to be pushed back further.


Air France

In July Air France operated twice weekly passenger flights from Changi to Paris, using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

For August 2020, a third weekly flight has been added, for operation on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Air_France Air France
Changi Departures
Jul
2/wk
Aug
3/wk

Air France has also been operating some cargo-only services on this route.


Air Niugini

Air Niugini has been operating from Changi to Port Moresby four times weekly during June and July 2020 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. This schedule continues during August 2020.

Air_Niugini Air Niugini
Changi Departures
Jul
4/wk
Aug
4/wk

Air Asia Group

Air Asia was planning an ambitious restart of operations at Changi Airport in both June and July 2020, however service resumption was postposed in both cases.

In the latest schedules, services are now planned to restart in mid-August to:

  • Ipoh (14/wk from 15 Aug)
  • Kota Kinabalu (2/wk from 15 Aug)
  • Kuala Lumpur (28/wk fm 14 Aug)
  • Penang (7/wk fm 14 Aug)

Given the repeat postponements, further schedule changes remain highly likely.

AirAsia Air Asia
Changi Departures
Jul
None
Aug
(fm 14th)
51/wk

Air Asia will be operating from Terminal 1 when it restarts operations at Changi, following the temporary closure of Terminal 4 in May 2020.


ANA

ANA has been flying three times weekly service to Tokyo Narita during July 2020 – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

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ANA is one of the few airlines to have never stopped serving Changi during the COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo: Kentaro Iemoto)

Despite provisionally scheduling its regular full schedule (three times daily / 21 times weekly) from 1st August 2020, the reduced three times weekly service will continue this month.

All_Nippon_Air ANA
Changi Departures
Jul
3/wk
Aug
3/wk

Full schedule now resumes from 1st September 2020, subject to further (downward) adjustment.


Asiana

This is the first airline we know of to have reinstated flight frequencies since COVID-19, only then to reduce them. In August 2020, Asiana scales back to one weekly service on Fridays using Airbus A330s, from two Airbus A350 services previously.

Asiana_Airlines Asiana
Changi Departures
Jul
2/wk
Aug
1/wk
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British Airways

British Airways has been operating out of Changi to London on alternate days in June and July 2020.

This has been altered to a four times weekly schedule on fixed days (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) during August 2020.

British_Airways British Airways
Changi Departures
Jul
3-4/wk
Aug
4/wk

Services from Singapore to Sydney ended on 8th April 2020 and are not scheduled to restart until 25th October 2020 at this stage, though that provisional date continues to slip.


Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific is now operating from Terminal 1 at Changi, and is currently flying 3 times weekly to Hong Kong.

This schedule continues in August 2020.

Cathay_Pacific Cathay Pacific
Changi Departures
Jul
3/wk
Aug
3/wk

Cathay’s usual daily flight from Singapore to Bangkok is currently suspended until at least 1st September 2020.


Cebu Pacific

Cebu Pacific stopped flying from Changi on 18th March 2020.

The airline will re-start Singapore – Manila flights twice per week using Airbus A321 aircraft in August, on Fridays and Sundays.

Cebu_Pacific_Air Cebu Pacific
Changi Departures
Jul
None
Aug
2/wk

Cebu will operate from Terminal 1 when it restarts operations at Changi, following the temporary closure of Terminal 4 in May 2020.


China Airlines

China Airlines has been operating twice weekly Airbus A330 passenger services from Changi to Taipei since mid-July 2020.

These flights continue, on Wednesdays and Sundays, during August 2020.

China_Airlines China Airlines
Changi Departures
Jul
1/wk
Aug
2/wk

China Eastern Airlines

China Eastern Airlines will operate once weekly (Thursday) Boeing 787-9 flights from Changi to Shanghai in August 2020, the same schedule it has been flying during July 2020.

China_Eastern_Airlines China Eastern Airlines
Changi Departures
Jul
1/wk
Aug
1/wk

China Southern Airlines

China Southern Airlines has been flying once weekly (Tuesday) Boeing 787 services from Changi to Guangzhou. This schedule continues for August 2020.

China_Southern_Airlines China Southern Airlines
Changi Departures
Jul
1/wk
Aug
1/wk

Emirates

Emirates is currently serving its Singapore – Dubai route three times weekly. Despite proposed increases, the airline is continuing to settle on this schedule during August.

Emirates_Airlines Emirates
Changi Departures
Jul
3/wk
Aug
3/wk

Emirates is currently flying its latest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on all flights to and from Changi including in August 2020, featuring its brand new First Class Suites and latest Business Class seats.

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Emirates is continuing to fly its latest Boeing 777 Suites cabins to and from Singapore in August 2020. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

Etihad Airways