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Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights to Singapore

Ethiopian Airlines is planning to resume flights to Singapore on March 25, 2023.

The restored route will be operated four days a week with Boeing 787 Dreamliners.


Top Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner ET-AXS (msn 65089) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 949427.

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Aircalin to fly to Singapore

First flight of Aircalin's first Airbus A330neo - Best Seller

Aircalin will start flying Changi Airport in Singapore starting on July 1, 2022 with flights between Singapore and New Caledonia.

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Top Copyright Photo: Aircalin Airbus A330-941 F-WWCM (F-ONEO) (msn 1937) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 947001.

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HK Express is coming to Singapore

HK Express Airbus A320-271N WL D-AUBL (B-LCP) (msn 7598) XFW (Gerd Beilfuss). Image: 941191.

HK Express made this announcement:

Travelling to Singapore is about to get much more affordable and enjoyable. HK Express is thrilled to announce a new direct service between Hong Kong and Singapore, enabling more customers to enjoy the low-cost carrier’s safe and flexible service. Debuting on 1 February 2022, the new link to Singapore will provide a more affordable choice for essential travel during the pandemic period.

HK Express remains committed to supporting Hong Kong’s role as one of the world’s leading international aviation hubs. The airline continuously strives to enhance connectivity across the region, while making travel more accessible for the Hong Kong community.

Customers with plans to visit Singapore must comply with local entry requirements, which may include pre- and post-travel testing, quarantine and declaration forms.

Hong Kong (HKG)<> Singapore (SIN) (local time)
Flight Route Depart Arrive Frequency
UO780 Hong Kong (HKG) > Singapore (SIN) 1235 1625 Tuesday
UO781 Singapore (SIN) > Hong Kong (HKG) 1800 2205 Tuesday

*The service is expected to commence on February 1, 2022, subject to regulatory approval.

Photo caption: HK Express’ inaugural flight to Singapore took off at Hong Kong International Airport on February 1, 2022.

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Top Copyright Photo: HK Express Airbus A320-271N WL D-AUBL (B-LCP) (msn 7598) XFW (Gerd Beilfuss). Image: 941191.

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StarLux Airlines launches a new route to Singapore

StarLux Airlines officially launched its inaugural flight between Singapore and Taipei today (September 23). Once again, the airline achieves a significant milestone despite the pandemic following the opening of new routes to Kuala LumpurHo Chi Minh City and Manila earlier this year. STARLUX will initially operate two flights per week. The schedule is listed below.


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Changi Airport welcomed the inaugural flight from Taipei with a water salute today.

STARLUX has been continuously adjusting its flight schedule and aircraft delivery plan in response to the changing conditions caused by the pandemic. In this respect, the airline has opted to open routes to important business destinations rather than popular vacation spots. With the new route launching today, the airline is now servicing nine destinations from Taoyuan including MacauPenangBangkokOsakaTokyoKuala LumpurHo Chi Minh CityManila and Singapore.

The airline currently operates five Airbus A321neo aircraft, each having 188 seats, including eight in business class and 180 in economy class. Each seat in business class transforms into an 82-inch fully flat bed. Every seat in economy is equipped with a personal entertainment system.

The cabin interior was designed by BMW Group Designworks and features natural and warm colors to evoke a sense of being “Home in the Air.” On flights departing from Taoyuan, the business class meals are specially prepared by the Michelin Taiwanese restaurant “Longtail,” while economy class features a menu created by the renowned Japanese-style grilled meat restaurant “Hutong” in Taiwan. STARLUX prides itself on painstaking detail regarding accommodation and services on all STARLUX flights. In spite of the current challenges facing the airline industry, most services remain available, allowing the airline to continue providing the most enjoyable flights an airline can during this difficult time.

Lufthansa offers quarantine-free travel to Singapore in cooperation with Singapore Airlines

Singapore skyline at night

Lufthansa has made this announcement:

Entry into Singapore from Germany for fully vaccinated travelers will be possible again as of 8 September. A previously imposed quarantine upon arrival in Singapore will no longer be required from this point on. Germany is the first country with which the mega city in Southeast Asia has signed an agreement to this effect.

The quarantine exemption applies to specific flights, known as Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights. Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines will jointly offer one of these VTL flights every day, either from Frankfurt or Munich, beginning on September 16, 2021. Bookings are already possible. Customers will also be able to register for VTL flights on a Singapore government website beginning on September 1, 2021.

Since the announcement by the Singaporean government, demand for flights between Germany and Singapore has tripled.

The following criteria qualify travelers for a VTL flight to Singapore:

  • a full vaccination carried out in Germany or Singapore with Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna, or another WHO EUL vaccine.
  • stay in Germany and/or Singapore for at least 21 consecutive days prior to departure for Singapore. VTL travelers do not have to have German citizenship.
  • a Covid-19 PCR test with a negative result taken at most 48 hours before departure and a second PCR test upon arrival in Singapore. Until the negative result of this text is received, travelers must stay in their specified hotel or accommodation in Singapore. Depending on the duration of the trip, a maximum of two additional PCR tests may be required in Singapore.
  • flight booking on a designated VTL flight.


SF Airlines arrives in Singapore

SF Airlines today (September 4, 2018) launched its second international cargo route from Shenzhen to Singapore.

The new route will operate with Boeing 767-300F freighter aircraft.

The first international route was launched on August 5, 2018 from Shenzhen to Chennai also with Boeing 767-300Fs.

Above Photo: Flight crew of the maiden flight from Shenzhen to Chennai arrive at Chennai International Airport of India.

According to the airline, “the line from Shenzhen to Chennai is an air logistics solution of SF Airlines customized for customers’ demands as a response to the state’s One Belt and Road Initiative to transport general cargo, mainly from Xiaomi Corporation.”

Founded in 2009, SF Airlines is the cargo airline of S.F. Holding.

All photos by SF Airlines.

Lanmei Airlines to fly to Singapore

Lanmei Airlines (Phnom Penh) has announced it will introduce a new route linking its Phnom Penh home with Singapore. The new route will fly six days a week with Airbus aircraft starting on April 22, 2018.

Previously, the airline added a new route to Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) on March 7, 2018 using its Airbus A321 aircraft (above).

Lanmei Airlines (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. was founded on March 7, 2016, and commenced its first flight on September 29, 2017.

Photo: Lanmei Airlines.

LOT Polish Airlines to return to Singapore


LOT Polish Airlines has announced it is returning to Singapore ater 23 years. The carrier will restart the Warsaw – Singapore route on May 15, 2018 with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.

The Star Alliance member previously served Singapore from 1988 to 1995 according to Airline Route.

Bottom Copyright Photo: LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner SP-LRC (msn 35940) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 923866.

LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner SP-LRC (msn 35940) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 923866.

Singapore Airlines’ 9V-SWB catches on fire at Singapore

Damaged by fire at Singapore on June 27, 2016

On June 27, 2016, Singapore Airlines flight 368 with the pictured Boeing 777-312 ER 9V-SWB (msn 33377), suffered an engine oil leak during a flight from Singapore to Milan (Malpensa).

The flight returned to the Singapore base and on landing, the right, number 2, engine caught on fire. The right wing was engulfed in flames. The fire was reportedly extinguished in 15 minutes. There were no reported injuries. 9V-SWB was significantly damaged.

Copyright Photo: Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-312 ER 9V-SWB (msn 33377) MUC (Arnd Wolf). Image: 933502.

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Finnair and Jetstar Asia launch a new codeshare agreement via Singapore

Finnair's first A350 visits London Heathrow

Finnair (Helsinki) and Jetstar Asia (Singapore) launch a codeshare cooperation today that will provide Finnair customers with a wider choice of destinations and departure times across Asia and Australia.

From December 15, 2015, Finnair customers will be able to travel on codeshare services operated by Jetstar Asia to and from its Singapore hub.

Finnair customers will benefit from the convenience of the single ticket itinerary that includes Finnair’s baggage allowance. The passengers will also enjoy a seamless transfer at Singapore Changi Airport, with baggage being through-checked and onward boarding passes being received at the initial departure point.

Finnair’s code will be added to Jetstar Asia’s flights between Singapore as well as Penang and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Phuket in Thailand and Perth and Darwin in Australia.

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best/AirlinersGallery.com. Finnair’s first Airbus A350-941, registered as OH-LWA (msn 018), departs from London’s Heathrow Airport.

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