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Singapore Airlines announces February and March 2021 schedule

Singapore Airlines will fly passenger flights to 38 destinations by March 2021, operating at 20% of its pre-COVID capacity levels.

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir have announced their flight schedules through to the end of the northern winter season on 27th March 2021, adding almost two whole months to the previously confirmed route list. New cities have been added and frequencies increased in this latest update.

Overall the SIA Group will operate 20% of its pre-COVID capacity by March 2021, including the upcoming reintroduction of Airbus A350 ULR flights to and from the USA.

Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and London will be the three most frequently served destinations, each receiving two daily services, while 12 additional cities benefit from daily connections.

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In total SIA and SilkAir will fly approximately 1,970 passenger flights during March 2021, their highest total since the pandemic hit, causing schedules to be decimated to a bare-bones operation with just 4% of usual capacity in April 2020.

“The Group’s passenger capacity will reach approximately 20% of its pre-Covid-19 levels by the end of March 2021.”

Singapore Airlines, 11 December 2020
Singapore Airlines will be back to around 20% strength by March 2021, though passenger numbers remain very low. (Photo: Alen Thien)

Singapore Airlines Schedule

Since our last update, when San Francisco, Shenzhen and Nagoya were added to the passenger network, the following additions have also been made:

  • Colombo (since 6th Dec)
  • Munich (from 19th Jan)

Colombo flights are cargo-only from SIN-CMB due to government restrictions, but carry passengers on the CMB-SIN sectors, with three times weekly Airbus A350 Regional operation.

The reinstated Munich route, which was discontinued on 16th March 2020 and had been upgraded to Boeing 777-300ER operation for a month or so at the time, will be restarted using 3-class Airbus A350s in common with all other European cities.

Here’s a map of the 24 Asia-Pacific destinations Singapore Airlines will be serving by March 2021.

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In addition, three US destinations, nine European cities, Istanbul in Turkey and Johannesburg in South Africa will be served, including the most recently announced A350 ULR addition – San Francisco.

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Singapore Airlines will be running the following passenger route network between 1st January 2021 and 27th March 2021, with 38 cities served.

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All routes not listed below are cancelled during this period, or will have cargo-only operation.

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Singapore Airlines Routes
Short-haul & Asia

(Jan – Mar 2021)
City Month Acft
Jan Feb Mar
Bangkok 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 77W
Brunei 3/wk 3/wk 3/wk 738
  Colombo 3/wk 3/wk 3/wk 359R
Dhaka 4/wk
4/wk 4/wk 359R
Fukuoka 1/wk 1/wk 1/wk 787
Hanoi 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 359R
Ho Chi Minh 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 77W
Hong Kong 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 359
Jakarta 14/wk 14/wk 14/wk 359
Kuala Lumpur 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 77W
Manila 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 359R
Nagoya 3/wk 3/wk 3/wk 787
Osaka 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 359R
Seoul 6/wk
7/wk
(fm 18/1)
7/wk 7/wk 787
Shanghai 1/wk 1/wk 1/wk 787
Shenzhen 1/wk 1/wk 1/wk 359R
Tokyo Narita 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 787
Total 93/wk
93/wk 93/wk  

The latest updated schedules including days of operation is available at this dedicated page on the Singapore Airlines website.

Notably Hong Kong drops from a planned 10 flights per week to 7 per week, not surprising given the continued postponement of the city’s Air Travel Bubble with Singapore.

As part of a recent reshuffle of routes within the Group, you may also have noticed that SIA’s Surabaya and Taipei flights have been discontinued. These now have daily service with low-cost subsidiary Scoot.

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Singapore Airlines Routes
Australia & Long-haul

(Jan – Mar 2021)
City Month Acft
Jan Feb Mar
Adelaide 3/wk 3/wk 3/wk 359R
Amsterdam 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 359
Auckland 6/wk 7/wk 7/wk 359
Barcelona 1/wk 2/wk 2/wk 359
Brisbane 6/wk 6/wk 6/wk 359R
Christchurch 3/wk 3/wk 3/wk 359
Copenhagen 3/wk 3/wk 3/wk 359
Frankfurt 5/wk 5/wk 5/wk 359
Istanbul 1/wk 1/wk 1/wk 359
Johannesburg 3/wk
3/wk 3/wk 359
London 14/wk 14/wk 14/wk 359
Los Angeles 5/wk 5/wk 5/wk 359
Melbourne 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 359R
Milan 1/wk 2/wk 2/wk 359
  Munich 3/wk
(fm 19/1)
3/wk 3/wk 359
New York JFK 3/wk
3/wk
3/wk 359
Paris 3/wk 3/wk 3/wk 359
Perth 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 787
San Francisco 3/wk 6/wk 6/wk 359ULR
Sydney 14/wk 15/wk 15/wk 359R
Zurich 4/wk 4/wk 4/wk 359
Total 102/wk
109/wk 109/wk  

The latest updated schedules including days of operation is available at this dedicated page on the Singapore Airlines website.

There are now 10 European routes, with the forthcoming reintroduction of Munich services in January 2021. London Heathrow is by far the carrier’s busiest route in the region, with two daily flights.

Recently SIA even reopened its SilverKris lounge at Heathrow Terminal 2, the first SKL facility to come back outside Changi and now only one of two worldwide in operation (though three of these lounges won’t be returning after COVID-19).