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Singapore Airlines announces April 2021 schedule

More Maldives flights for SilkAir and a return to Taipei for Singapore Airlines are among the changes to the passenger schedule for April 2021.

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir have announced their flight schedules through to the end of April 2021, adding an additional month to the previously confirmed route list, which was published through to 27th March 2021.

Though the current plans for the passenger route network remain largely the same as in March 2021, some notable changes include a return to Taipei for Singapore Airlines and a 150% increase in flights to the Maldives for SilkAir.

Overall the SIA Group will operate 25% of its pre-COVID passenger capacity by April 2021, its largest schedule in almost a year.

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Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, London and Tokyo will be be the most frequently served destinations, each receiving two daily services, while 17 additional cities benefit from daily connections, including Amsterdam, Frankfurt and New York.

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In total SIA and SilkAir will fly approximately 2,250 passenger flights during April 2021, their highest total since the pandemic hit, causing schedules to be decimated to a bare-bones operation with just 4% of usual capacity back in April 2020.

“The Group’s passenger capacity will reach approximately 25% of its pre-Covid-19 levels by the end of April 2021.”

Singapore Airlines, 22 January 2021
Singapore Airlines will be back to around 25% strength by April 2021, though passenger numbers remain very low. (Photo: TK Kurikawa)

Singapore Airlines Schedule

Since our last update, when Dubai, Moscow and Tokyo Haneda were added to the passenger network, the following additions have also been made:

  • Taipei (from 31st March)

Singapore Airlines originally re-added Taipei to the passenger network three times per week in September 2020, but transferred the route to Scoot in mid-December 2020.

Scoot has not announced its April 2021 schedule yet, however SIA is returning to the Taipei route three times per week with the Boeing 787-10 from 31st March 2021.

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Shenzhen, which has not been a regular Singapore Airlines route since 2003/04, made a weekly reappearance from mid-November 2020, however this service will not be continued into the upcoming summer season with the last flight operating on 21st March 2021.

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

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Note: Shenzhen ends 21st March 2021, Taipei starts 31st March 2021.

In addition, three US destinations, nine European cities, Istanbul in Turkey and Johannesburg in South Africa will continue to be served.

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Singapore Airlines will be running the following passenger route network between February 2021 and April 2021.

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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

(Feb – Apr 2021)
City Month Acft
Feb Mar Apr
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
6/wk 6/wk 787
Shanghai 1/wk 1/wk 1/wk 787
Shenzhen 1/wk 1/wk
(till 21/3)
359R
  Taipei 3/wk 787
Tokyo Haneda 3/wk
(fm 9/2)
7/wk 7/wk 359R
Tokyo Narita 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 787
Total 95/wk
99/wk 101/wk  

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

Note that in addition to the Taipei and Shenzhen changes mentioned earlier, Seoul did not receive its planned 7th weekly flight in January 2021 and will remain a 6 times weekly operation.

Singapore Airlines Routes
Australia & Long-haul

(Feb – Apr 2021)
City Month Acft
Feb Mar Apr
Adelaide 3/wk 3/wk 3/wk 359*
359R
Amsterdam 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 359
Auckland 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 359
Barcelona 3/wk 3/wk 3/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
Dubai 5/wk 5/wk 5/wk 359R
Frankfurt 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 359
Istanbul 1/wk 1/wk 1/wk 359
Johannesburg 5/wk
5/wk 5/wk 359
London 14/wk 14/wk 14/wk 359
Los Angeles 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 359
Melbourne 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 359R
Milan 3/wk 3/wk 3/wk 359
Moscow 3/wk 3/wk 3/wk 359
Munich 3/wk
3/wk 3/wk 359
New York JFK 7/wk
7/wk
7/wk 359ULR
Paris 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 359
Perth 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 359*
787
San Francisco 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 359ULR
Sydney 14/wk 14/wk 14/wk 359R
Zurich 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 359