Later this month Singapore and Hong Kong are planning to launch the first all-purpose travel bubble in Asia, allowing those who’ve spent at least 14 days in either city and test negative for COVID-19 to travel freely between the two cities on designated ‘bubble flights’.
It’s more or less a reboot of the original travel bubble proposal that was set to get started in November 2020, but then suffered a lengthy postponement due to a ‘fourth wave’ of COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong, which took until March 2021 to be quashed.
One of the differences this time round is that Boeing 777-300ERs will be taking charge of the ‘bubble flights’ schedule for Singapore Airlines from 2nd June 2021, just a week after its initial launch, meaning First Class will be on offer for the first time since it was pulled from the airline’s passenger flights network-wide one year earlier, in June 2020.
Initially First Class availability was only loaded on the Singapore – Hong Kong ATB flights for the month of June 2021, with the aircraft type in published flight schedules reverting to a three-class Airbus A350 from 1st July 2021.
First Class is now available through 30th September
In SIA’s latest schedule update for the Hong Kong ATB flights, Boeing 777-300ERs will operate right through to 30th September 2021, after which the ATB arrangement is subject to further government review.
Singapore Hong Kong
2nd June – 9th June 2021
First Class available on highlighted flights