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Singapore Airlines increases First Class capacity to Hong Kong

Singapore Airlines is now flying 10 First Class seats and Suites to and from Hong Kong each day, just as eased entry restrictions come into effect.

Singapore Airlines is progressively increasing its flight schedules to and from Hong Kong over the coming months, as restrictions begin to ease in the city-state, and in anticipation of increased demand from both transit and point-to-point travellers on the route over the coming Chinese New Year holiday season and beyond.

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On 1st December 2022, Hong Kong became the eighth city on the SIA network to have Airbus A380 service reinstated following the COVID-19 pandemic, in the form of SQ894/895, though it actually swapped places with Delhi, which reverted to smaller aircraft types the previous day.

It is therefore the only regional option on the network currently offering the carrier’s latest Suites and Business Class cabin products, first revealed in 2017 and still yet to be experienced by some of our readers.

Recent schedule changes

On 15th December 2022, the SQ882/883 service was reinstated, and despite being initially programmed using the Airbus A350 Long Haul variant, this morning flight was upgraded to the four-class Boeing 777-300ER before it even started, also adding more First Class capacity on the route.

SQ882/883 is flying to and from Hong Kong again, using four-class Boeing 777-300ERs. (Photo: Plane’s Portrait Aviation Media / Malcolm Lu)

More flights from January 2023

Finally from 15th January 2023, the SQ892/893 flight will make a return as a third daily service, using three-class Airbus A350 Long Haul aircraft.

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Here’s how SIA’s schedule looks for the rest of the northern winter season on this route, once this third flight is up and running, including which First and Business Class seats you can expect to find on board.

SIA Hong Kong
Seat Types
First Class
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Business Class
2013 J 2017 J  

Singapore Airlines
Singapore Hong Kong
(15th January 2023 – 25th March 2023)

  F Seats J Seats
SQ882
777-300ER
2013 F 2013 J
SIN
08:25
HKG
12:25
SQ892
A350 Long Haul
None 2013 J
SIN
09:55
HKG
13:55
SQ894
A380
2017 R 2017 J
SIN
13:05
HKG
17:05

All flights operate daily

Singapore Airlines
Hong Kong Singapore
(15th January 2023 – 25th March 2023)

  F Seats J Seats
SQ883
777-300ER
2013 F 2013 J
HKG
14:10
SIN
18:10
SQ893
A350 Long Haul
None 2013 J
HKG
15:55
SIN
20:00
SQ895
A380
2017 R 2017 J
HKG
18:50
SIN
22:50

All flights operate daily

Both SIA First Class products are now flying to Hong Kong

The reintroduction of the Boeing 777-300ER on SIA’s Hong Kong route alongside the A380 each day means that both the 2013 First Class seat and 2017 Suites products are options on the four-hour flights between the two major Asian financial hubs again, for the first time since March 2020.

2013 First Class on the Boeing 777-300ER is now a daily option on Singapore – Hong Kong flights. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

In total, there are now 10 First Class and Suites seats on the route daily in each direction (four 2013 First Class and six 2017 Suites), making the Hong Kong third on the list of First Class capacity for the airline, after London (16/day) and Jakarta (12/day), coming in joint third with Sydney (also 10/day).

Though it’s the poorer cousin to Suites, we don’t think you should discount travelling in the 2013 First Class. We most recently tried it out in September 2021 on the inaugural VTL flight from Germany to Singapore, and we were happy to report that the experience hasn’t lost its shine, despite a few COVID restrictions still being in place at the time.

See our comprehensive review for a full rundown on our experience.

Meanwhile here’s our earlier review of the Suites cabin (including the double bed), on this very route from Singapore to Hong Kong.

We also have an earlier review of the 2013 First Class seats on a San Francisco – Hong Kong – Singapore flight in 2018, including the kind of service and catering you can expect on the shorter HKG-SIN sector.

Award pricing

Here’s a reminder of the latest one-way KrisFlyer award rates you’ll pay for the Singapore – Hong Kong route.

KrisFlyer Redemption
Singapore ⇄ Hong Kong
  Saver Advantage
Economy 16,500 30,000
Premium Economy 26,500 n/a
Business 34,000 50,000
First / Suites 45,000 73,000

Hong Kong is on January’s Spontaneous Escapes

There’s more good news for those looking to head to Hong Kong in the new year, with redemptions in Economy Class, Premium Economy Class and Business Class discounted by 30% from the usual saver levels, as part of the latest Spontaneous Escapes promotion.

Here’s how the Hong Kong selection looks, including all three flights in both directions (though remember, SQ892/893 only kicks off from 15th January).

Business Class Deals
(1 – 31 Jan 2023)

Singapore to Hong Kong
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
34,000
23,800
SQ882
SQ892
SQ894
777-300ER
A350 LH
A380
2013 J
2013 J
2017 J
Blackout: 25 – 31 January 2023
Hong Kong to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
34,000
23,800
SQ883
SQ893
SQ895
777-300ER
A350 LH
A380
2013 J
2013 J
2017 J
Blackout: 19 – 22 January 2023

Premium Economy Class Deals
(1 – 31 Jan 2023)

Singapore to Hong Kong
Miles Flights Aircraft
26,500
18,550
SQ882
SQ892
SQ894
777-300ER
A350 LH
A380
Blackout: 25 – 31 January 2023
Hong Kong to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
26,500
18,550
SQ883
SQ893
SQ895
777-300ER
A350 LH
A380
Blackout: 1 – 2 January 2023
19 – 22 January 2023

Economy Class Deals
(1 – 31 Jan 2023)

Singapore to Hong Kong
Miles Flights Aircraft
16,500
11,550
SQ882
SQ892
SQ894
777-300ER
A350 LH
A380
Blackout: 1 – 3 January 2023
25 – 31 January 2023
Hong Kong to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
16,500
11,550
SQ883
SQ893
SQ895
777-300ER
A350 LH
A380
Blackout: 1 – 4 January 2023
19 – 22 January 2023

There are some (relatively obvious) blackout periods during the Chinese New Year holidays, where standard Saver