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Singapore Airlines and Silkair increase flights in July 2020

Slight increase over June’s operations, but still down 94% from last year

Singapore Airlines and Silkair has updated its July flight schedules, operating to a total of 27 cities across 18 countries/territories. While this is no change from June, there are some favourable developments, including the commencement of transit traffic from select countries.

Singapore Airlines schedule

Singapore Airlines has not announced any ‘new’ destinations that it will be serving in July, but some notable observations for July schedules are as follow:

  • Auckland now sees three flights a week, up from two in the month of June
  • Flights to Manila are now possible, albeit only two services in the month of July
  • Scoot has resumed a weekly service to Taipei, and also planned some ad-hoc services to Surabaya towards the end of July

[Update 8 July] Silkair has removed its earlier planned services to Cebu, while Singapore Airlines will be commencing twice-weekly flights to Paris from 15 July. In addition, passengers will not be accepted on flights from Singapore to Melbourne due to government restrictions, although these flights are still operating.

The full schedules for Singapore Airlines for July are as follow:

Southeast Asia

SectorFlight no.Days operatingDepArrDurationAircraft
Singapore – Kuala LumpurSQ104Mon, Wed, Fri083009301hA350-900
Kuala Lumpur – SingaporeSQ105Mon, Wed, Fri102511351h 10mA350-900
Singapore – BangkokSQ976Mon, Fri, Sun160017252h 25mB787-10
Bangkok – SingaporeSQ979Mon, Fri, Sun183021552h 25mB787-10
Singapore – JakartaSQ966Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun183019201h 50mA350-900
Jakarta – SingaporeSQ967Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun201523051h 50mA350-900
Singapore – ManilaSQ910Tue093013053h 35mA350-900
Manila – SingaporeSQ917Tue, Fri141517553h 40mA350-900
Hanoi – SingaporeSQ175Fri123517053h 30mB787-10
Ho Chi Minh City – SingaporeSQ177Mon, Thu123015302hB787-10

North Asia

SectorFlight no.Days operatingDepArrDurationAircraft
Singapore – SeoulSQ600Wed, Sat080015356h 35mA350-900
Seoul – SingaporeSQ609Wed, Sat164522006h 15mA350-900
Singapore – Tokyo NaritaSQ638Thu, Sat, Sun002508307h 5mB787-10
Tokyo Narita – SingaporeSQ637Thu, Sat, Sun101016207h 10mB787-10
Singapore – Osaka KansaiSQ622(From 12 Jun) Fri143022106h 40mA350-900
Osaka KansaiSQ623(From 12 Jun) Fri23250440(+1)6h 15mA350-900
Singapore – ShanghaiSQ830Mon093015055h 35mB787-10
Shanghai – SingaporeSQ833Mon165022205h 30mB787-10
Singapore – Hong KongSQ890(from 10 Jun) Wed, Thu, Sat072511203h 55mB787-10
Hong Kong – SingaporeSQ891(from 10 Jun) Wed, Thu, Sat122516203h 55mB787-10

Southwest Pacific

SectorFlight no.Days operatingDepArrDurationAircraft
Singapore – AdelaideSQ279Mon23400755(+1)6h 45mA350-900
Adelaide – SingaporeSQ278Tue091015107h 30mA350-900
Singapore – Brisbane (via Sydney)SQ288Tue, Fri0935215510h 20m
(incl. 1 stop)
A350-900
Brisbane – SingaporeSQ288Tue, Fri23000500+(1)8hA350-900
Singapore – MelbourneSQ23720, 27 Jul23550920(+1)7h 25mA350-900
SQ21717, 24, 31 Jul111020357h 25mA350-900
Melbourne – SingaporeSQ238Tue23500545(+1)7h 55mA350-900
SQ218Sat093515257h 50mA350-900
Singapore – SydneySQ231Mon, Wed, Sun004510257h 40mA350-900
SQ288Tue, Fri093519157h 40mA350-900
Sydney -SingaporeSQ232Mon, Tue, Thu121018408h 30mA350-900
Sydney – Singapore (via Brisbane)SQ288Tue, Fri2025050010h 35m (incl. 1 stop)A350- 900
Singapore – AucklandSQ285Tue000513409h 35mA350-900
SQ281Wed, Fri084522209h 35mA350-900
Auckland – SingaporeSQ282Wed23200610(+1)10h 50mA350-900
SQ286Thu, Sat1515220510h 50mA350-900
Singapore – ChristchurchSQ297Sun23001240(+1)9h 40mA350-900
Christchurch – SingaporeSQ298Tue0900155010h 50mA350-900

Europe

SectorFlight no.Days operatingDepArrDurationAircraft
Singapore – LondonSQ322Tue, Thu, Sat23300555(+1)13h 25mA350-900
London – SingaporeSQ317Mon, Thu, Sat11250730(+1)13h 5mA350-900
Singapore – FrankfurtSQ26Tue, Thu, Sat23550645(+1)12h 50mA350-900
Frankfurt – SingaporeSQ25Mon, Thu, Sat12300650(+1)12h 20mA350-900
Singapore – ZurichSQ346Wed, Fri, Sun0125081512h 50mA350-900
Zurich – SingaporeSQ345Mon, Thu, Sat11450555(+1)12h 10mA350-900
Singapore – AmsterdamSQ324Tue, Sat23550715(+1)13h 20mA350-900
Amsterdam – SingaporeSQ323Mon, Thu11150555(+1)12h 40mA350-900
Singapore – BarcelonaSQ388Thu23350655(+1)13h 20mA350-900
Barcelona – SingaporeSQ387Sat12050700(+1)12h 55mA350-900
Singapore – CopenhagenSQ352Thu23500625(+1)12h 35mA350-900
Cophenhagen – SingaporeSQ351Sat12200620(+1)12hA350-900
(Updated 8 Jul)
Singapore – Paris
SQ336(w.e.f 15 Jul)
Wed, Fri
0015073513h 20mA350-900
(Updated 8 Jul)
Paris Singapore
SQ335(w.e.f 16 Jul) Thu, Sat12000650(+1)12h 50mA350-900

USA

SectorFlight no.Days operatingDepArrDurationAircraft
Singapore – Los AngelesSQ38Wed, Fri, Sun1940203515h 55mA350-900
Los Angeles – SingaporeSQ37Mon, Wed, Sat00050815(+1)17h 10mA350-900

Silkair schedule

Silkair has retained the same load of flights, serving Chongqing, Kuala Lumpur and Medan.

[Update 8 July] Flights to Cebu was originally planned, but subsequently cancelled.

SectorFlight no.Days operatingDepArrDurationAircraft
Singapore – ChongqingMI972Mon070011354h 35mB737-800
Chongqing – SingaporeMI971Mon123517304h 55mB737-800
Singapore – Kuala LumpurMI324Sat, Sun083009301hB737-800
Kuala Lumpur – SingaporeMI323Sat, Sun102511251hB737-800
Singapore – MedanMI234Tue, Thu074008001h 20mB737-800
Medan – SingaporeMI233Tue, Thu084511051h 20mB737-800

Scoot’s schedule for July

Scoot has further expanded its operations for July, adding the following cities to its fold:

  • Surabaya
  • Taipei

While these have been provisionally planned, Scoot has been known to adjust its schedules at the very last minute, most notably reducing its flights to Malaysia in June.

Final thoughts

This expanded schedule, while promising, is still a 94% reduction of its previously planned July schedule.

With transit arrangements now in place for 14 countries, it is expected that Singapore Airlines will continue to make progress on that front, even as it gradually expands the number of destinations it serves.

I’m also keen to see which other countries Singapore will set up travel ‘green lanes’ or ‘travel bubbles’, and hopefully bring back some level of leisure travel in the near term.

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