Since August 2021, SIA’s low-cost subsidiary Scoot has been operating fifth-freedom flights between Athens and Berlin, as a way to reinstate services from both cities to Singapore during the COVID-19 pandemic, when passenger traffic was severely limited due to testing, travel eligibility restrictions and quarantine requirements.
The three-hour intra-Europe leg of these services was also launched to tap into markets already open to leisure travellers without quarantine requirements, just a month after Singapore Airlines began Copenhagen – Rome intra-Europe ‘fifth freedom’ flights, for similar reasons.
Athens – Berlin is being axed
With SIA having already ceased its Copenhagen – Rome fifth freedom services on 1st June 2022, in favour of serving each city non-stop from Singapore as traffic has increased, Scoot will follow by axing its Athens – Berlin – Athens flights at the end of this month.
The final services as highlighted below will take place in both directions on Thursday 30th June 2022.
Scoot Singapore – Athens – Berlin
(until 30th June 2022)