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Singapore Airlines announces schedule through to October 2021

Singapore Airlines' flight schedules to October 2021 include a resumption of Manchester and Rome services, plus a boost to and from quarantine-free Phuket.

Singapore Airlines has announced its flight schedules through to the end of October 2021, adding three months to the previously confirmed route list, which was published through to 31st July 2021.

With all former SilkAir routes now transferred to the mainline carrier, following the regional wing’s final passenger service in early May, there are currently 51 destinations on offer, with newly reinstated flights to Manchester and Rome planned from mid-July for a total of 53 cities served through to the end of the northern summer season.


The passenger network over the next four months continues to be served by the following aircraft types:

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

All planned Europe routes are back

The big news this month is that with a reinstatement of flights to Manchester from 16th July and an extension of the Copenhagen service to Rome on the same day, Singapore Airlines will serve all its planned European cities by late July 2021.

That’s because Stockholm and Dusseldorf will not return after COVID-19, while a planned return to Brussels last year never got off the ground and has now been shelved.

Singapore Airlines will return to Manchester with passenger flights from July. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Frequencies, of course, are way down on pre-COVID levels, but this still represents the first region on the network where all cities have passenger service once again.

Singapore Airlines will also tap into what could become its first quarantine-free leisure route on the network (unless the Hong Kong ATB gets going first), with “fifth freedom” traffic rights on its flights between Copenhagen and Rome.

“We are very pleased to be able to offer Norwegian and Scandinavian customers a route to Rome. All our prices include luggage, refreshments and free entertainment.”

Erwin Widjaja, SIA General Manager Nordics

If you’re based in Europe, you may want to consider working this new flight into your summer travel plans, with great fares in Business Class for some rare long-haul comfort on these 2.5-hour intra-Europe services.

Headline figures

In total SIA and SilkAir will fly around 3,240 passenger flights each month between August 2021 and October 2021, its highest total since the pandemic slashed schedules in April 2020.

That compares to around 7,900 passenger flights in August 2019, the most representative pre-COVID measure for this period, meaning SIA will have restored 41% of its passenger capacity by flight volumes this summer, however this drops to 28% if you assume all former SilkAir flights will eventually be taken over by the mainline carrier.

The airline no longer quotes its planned passenger capacity percentage by the more accurate industry measure of available seat kilometres.


Here are the top five short-haul and long-haul routes on the network during this three-month period.

Top Routes
(August – October 2021)

Short-haul & Asia

  • Jakarta: 21/wk
  • Manila: 21/wk
  • Kuala Lumpur: 18/wk
  • Phuket: 14/wk
  • Bangkok: 14/wk

Australia & Long-haul

  • London: 18/wk
  • Sydney: 17/wk
  • Brisbane: 14/wk
  • Melbourne: 14/wk
  • Perth: 14/wk

These ten cities alone represent over 40% of all planned Singapore Airlines passenger services by flight frequency during this period (pre-COVID, they accounted for about 30%).

There are also an additional 18 routes served between 7-13 times a week (i.e. at least daily), as outlined in the tables below.

Singapore Airlines schedule

In the last update Singapore Airlines restarted twice weekly Cape Town flights, as an extension to its Johannesburg route, and this month there are three new additions:

  • Kathmandu (transferred from SilkAir)
  • Manchester
  • Rome (via Copenhagen)

There are also significant frequency increases for flights to Manila (from 14 per week to 21 per week) and Phuket (from 7 per week to 14 per week).


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

(click to enlarge)

In addition, three US destinations, 13 European cities, Dubai in the Middle East and both Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa will be served.

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Singapore Airlines will be running the following passenger route network between July 2021 and October 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

(Jul – Oct 2021)
City Month(s) Acft
Jul Aug – Oct
Bangkok 14/wk 14/wk 359

Brunei 3/wk 3/wk 738
Chongqing 1/wk 1/wk 787
Colombo 5/wk 5/wk 359R
Denpasar   2/wk 787
Dhaka   5/wk
(was 7/wk)
  7/wk 359R
Fukuoka 2/wk 2/wk 787
Hanoi*   10/wk
(was 14/wk)
  10/wk 359R
Ho Chi Minh* 10/wk 10/wk 359
Hong Kong 7/wk 7/wk 77W
Jakarta 21/wk 21/wk 359
  Kathmandu   4/wk
  4/wk 738
Kuala Lumpur 18/wk 18/wk 359
Malé 7/wk 7/wk 738
Manila   21/wk
(was 14/wk)
  21/wk 359R
Medan 2/wk 2/wk 738
Nagoya 3/wk 3/wk 787
Osaka 7/wk 7/wk 359R
Phnom Penh   9/wk
(was 7/wk)
  9/wk 738
Phuket 7/wk
(till 18/7)

(fm 19/7)
  14/wk 738
Seoul   7/wk
(was 6/wk)
  7/wk 787
Shanghai 1/wk 1/wk 787
Shenzhen 1/wk 1/wk 359R
Taipei 7/wk 7/wk 787
Tokyo Haneda 3/wk 3/wk 359R
Tokyo Narita