Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SilkAir will continue to restore services and rebuild their network in the coming months. In addition to the services that were announced earlier this month, SIA will reinstate flights to Nagoya and San Francisco between December 2020 and January 2021. Both carriers will also increase frequencies on selected services.
Scoot’s services to Kuala Lumpur, Manila and Perth will be temporarily suspended, while SIA and SilkAir will increase their frequencies on those routes. At the same time, SIA and SilkAir will temporarily suspend services to Penang, Surabaya and Taipei while Scoot will operate to these destinations at higher frequencies. These changes, which are subject to regulatory approvals, are expected to take place in November and December 2020.
The affected travel period for these destinations are as follows:
• Kuala Lumpur: From 17 November 2020
• Manila: From 4 December 2020
• Penang: From 8 December 2020
• Perth: From 5 December 2020
• Surabaya: From 9 December 2020
• Taipei: From 16 December 2020
Customers with existing bookings on the affected flights for Penang, Surabaya and Taipei will be accommodated on Scoot’s flights, and receive notifications of the new flight details from 23 November 2020.
The adjustment of services between SIA, SilkAir and Scoot are the result of a detailed review to determine which airlines in the SIA Group portfolio are best suited to meet evolving customer and cargo demand.
As a result of these changes, the Group’s passenger capacity will reach approximately 19% of its pre-Covid-19 levels1 by the end of January 2021.
The SIA Group continues to grow its passenger capacity and resume selected services in a safe and calibrated manner. This is partly driven by recent moves to ease restrictions on both transit and inbound passengers in a safe and gradual manner, helping to support an increase in travel demand. This also comes amid some early signs of optimism about a recovery in air travel, as well as ongoing positive developments in both testing regimes and potential vaccines. Capacity increases are also underpinned by continued strong demand for air cargo around the world, with available freight space remaining constrained compared to pre-Covid-19 levels.
We are currently flying to the following countries and regions:
- South East Asia
- Brunei; Cambodia; Indonesia; Malaysia; Thailand; The Philippines; Vietnam
- North Asia
- China; Hong Kong SAR China; Japan; South Korea; Taiwan, China
- West Asia and Africa
- Bangladesh; Maldives; Nepal; South Africa
- South West Pacific
- Australia; New Zealand
- Denmark; France; Germany; Italy; Spain; Switzerland; The Netherlands; The United Kingdom; Turkey
- The Americas
- The United States
Photo: Singapore Airlines. The SilkAir 737s are now getting the Singapore livery as SilkAir is gradually merged into the parent company.