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Singapore Airlines announces May 2021 schedule

Singapore Airlines takes on four routes from SilkAir in the coming months, and tweaks some frequencies on its network, as it maintains 25% passenger capacity.

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir have announced their flight schedules through to the end of May 2021, adding an additional month to the previously confirmed route list, which was had been published through to 30th April 2021.

Besides some route transfers from SilkAir to the mainline carrier, including Phuket and Malé, there are no new routes planned, meaning a total of 42 cities linked by SIA and four by SilkAir through to the end of the new schedule period.


The passenger network over the next three months is set to be served by the following aircraft types:

  • Airbus A350-900s
  • Boeing 737-800s
  • Boeing 777-300ERs
  • Boeing 787-10s

Overall the SIA Group will operate 25% of its pre-COVID passenger capacity by May 2021, its largest schedule since the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Sydney is set to become the airline’s busiest passenger route with 17 weekly flights from April 2021, followed by Jakarta and London with 14 flights per week.

Sydney will be SIA’s busiest route by flight volumes from April. (Photo: Shutterstock)

There are also now nearly 20 cities with daily service, including Amsterdam, Frankfurt and New York.

  Headline figures

In total SIA and SilkAir will fly over 2,200 passenger flights during May 2021, in common with April 2021 as the highest total since the pandemic hit.

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

Singapore Airlines, 26 February 2021

Singapore Airlines Schedule

The most significant change for Singapore Airlines in the coming months is the addition of four new routes as a consequence of the SilkAir – SIA merger, which is now entering its final stages and involves the transfer of nine Boeing 737-800s into the mainline operation.

Boeing 737-800 9V-MGA is one of the aircraft making the move into the Singapore Airlines fleet this month. (Photo: Plane’s Portrait Aviation Media / Malcolm Lu)

This will mark a new era for the carrier as it introduces narrow-body aircraft service for the first time in over 30 years, with the following routes in the initial tranche to move across:

  • Chongqing
  • Malé
  • Phnom Penh
  • Phuket

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

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In addition, three US destinations, 11 European cities, Dubai in the Middle East 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 March 2021 and May 2021.

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

= Newly added

Singapore Airlines Routes
Short-haul & Asia

(Mar – May 2021)
City Month Acft
Mar Apr May
Bangkok 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 77W
Brunei 3/wk 3/wk 3/wk 738
  Chongqing   1/wk   1/wk   1/wk 738
Colombo 3/wk 3/wk 3/wk 359R
Dhaka 4/wk
  5/wk   5/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
  Malé   3/wk   3/wk 738
Manila 7/wk 7/wk   4/wk 359R
Nagoya 3/wk 3/wk 3/wk 787
Osaka 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 359R
  Phnom Penh   7/wk
(fm 17/3)
  7/wk   7/wk 738
  Phuket   2/wk
  2/wk   2/wk 738
Seoul 6/wk
6/wk 6/wk 787
Shanghai 1/wk 1/wk 1/wk 787
Taipei 3/wk 3/wk 787
Tokyo Haneda 3/wk
7/wk 7/wk 359R
Tokyo Narita 7/wk 7/wk 7/wk 787
Total 104/wk
108/wk 105/wk  

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

A rare drop in flights to and from Manila is programmed in May 2021, reducing SIA service on the route from daily to four times weekly. The city is also served five times weekly from Singapore by Jetstar.


Plans for Malé to have five flights per week from April 2021 (from two per week under SilkAir in March) have been tempered slightly, and the route will be flown three times per week by SIA.

Singapore Airlines Routes
Australia & Long-haul

(Mar – May 2021)
City Month Acft
Mar Apr May
Adelaide 3/wk 3/wk 3/wk 359*
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   7/wk   7/wk 359
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