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Singapore Airlines allows transit in Singapore from four cities in Europe

This brings the number of cities approved for transit flights through Singapore to 19

Singapore Airlines has begun allowing transit passengers originating from select European cities since Monday (29 Jun).

The approved cities are: London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. The airline group has also approved Taipei earlier this month, for passengers travelling on Scoot to and from the Chinese city.

Singapore Airlines and Silkair customers travelling from these cities will now be able to connect through Singapore onwards to other destinations within the SIA, Silkair or Scoot network, if the tickets are booked on a single ticket.

In line with the existing policies, customers will only be able to book return tickets provided both the origin and destination cities are on the approved list of cities for transit flights.

For instance, if you are travelling between Sydney and Frankfurt, you can now book return tickets from either cities. However, if you are travelling from Frankfurt to Bangkok, you can only book a one-way ticket.

Latest list of approved cities for transit flights

As of 29 Jun, the following cities are approved for transit flights via Singapore:

As of 23 Jun, these are the approved cities of origin where passengers are allowed to transit via Changi:

CountryCityServed by
AustraliaAdelaideSingapore Airlines
BrisbaneSingapore Airlines
MelbourneSingapore AIrlines
SydneySingapore Airlines
ShanghaiSingapore Airlines
Hong Kong SARSingapore Airlines / Scoot
Denmark (New)CopenhagenSingapore Airlines
Germany (New)FrankfurtSingapore Airlines
JapanOsakaSingapore Airlines
Tokyo-NaritaSingapore Airlines
South KoreaSeoul-IncheonSingapore Airlines
New ZealandAucklandSingapore Airlines
ChristchurchSingapore Airlines
Taiwan (New)TaipeiScoot
The Netherlands (New)AmsterdamSingapore Airlines
United Kingdom (New)London-HeathrowSingapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines and Silkair operations in July

Singapore Airlines and Silkair will be operating to 28 cities in July 2020, with some adjustments to frequencies to some cities.

Scoot has also commenced services to Taipei and Surabaya, adding on to the list of cities that the airline group is now serving.

Final thoughts

The expansion of approved list of countries for transit flights via Singapore is definitely an encouraging view, even as the world still approaches international travel cautiously given the coronavirus situation.

This will held to bring back some of the traffic through Singapore, as airlines wait this pandemic out and start positioning themselves for mass market travel down the road.

For now, it’s only a waiting game.

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