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Singapore Airlines and Silkair add four destinations in September

Despite more services and new destinations, Singapore Airlines and Silkair still operating at 7% of previous year’s capacity.

Update 8 August: Singapore Airlines will commence flights to Perth from 18 August, as well as to Istanbul from 26 Aug. The new additions have been reflected below.

Singapore Airlines and Silkair has published their schedules for September, operating to a total of 35 cities across 23 countries/territories.

There are 4 new destinations for the month (Cebu, Phnom Penh, Milan and Taipei), along with increased frequencies on some routes,including Hong Kong and Seoul. In addition, SIA will also recommence services to Perth and Istanbul from mid-August.

Between Singapore Airlines and Silkair, the two carriers will operate about 700 flights in September.

Key changes

Some of the key changes include:

Southeast Asia

  • SilkAir will commence services to Cebu and Phnom Penh from September.
  • Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi remains one way services to Singapore in September.

North Asia

  • Singapore Airlines will serve Taipei with three flights a week.
  • Hong Kong services will increase to a daily service.
  • Seoul will be served three times a week, up from two.

Southwest Pacific

  • Auckland services increases to four times a week, up from three.
  • Note that Melbourne is currently under a strict curfew, flights schedules are subject to change.
  • [Update 8 August] Singapore Airlines will commence three times weekly services to Perth from 18 Aug.

Europe

  • Milan is added to the list of destinations from mid-August, and will be served twice a week.
  • With the addition of Milan, Barcelona will be served as a one-stop service via Milan instead of a non-stop service.
  • [Update 8 August] Istanbul will also be served with a weekly service from 26 Aug.

Singapore Airlines schedule

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

Southeast Asia

SectorFlight no.Days operatingDepArrDurationAircraft
Singapore – Kuala LumpurSQ104Mon, Wed, Fri083009301hA350-900
Kuala Lumpur – SingaporeSQ105Mon, Wed, Fri102511351h 10mA350-900
Bangkok – SingaporeSQ979Tue, Sat, Sun183021552h 25mB787-10
Singapore – JakartaSQ966Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun183019201h 50mA350-900
Jakarta – SingaporeSQ967Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun201523051h 50mA350-900
Singapore – ManilaSQ910Tue, Sun093013053h 35mA350-900
Manila – SingaporeSQ917Tue, Sun141517553h 40mA350-900
Hanoi – SingaporeSQ175Fri123517053h 30mA350-900
Ho Chi Minh City – SingaporeSQ177Thu, Sun123015302hB787-10

North Asia

SectorFlight no.Days operatingDepArrDurationAircraft
Singapore – SeoulSQ600Wed, Sat, Sun080015356h 35mA350-900
Seoul – SingaporeSQ609Wed, Sat, Sun164522006h 15mA350-900
Singapore – Tokyo NaritaSQ638Mon, Wed, Sun002508307h 5mB787-10
Tokyo Narita – SingaporeSQ637Mon, Wed, Sun101016207h 10mB787-10
Singapore – Osaka KansaiSQ622Wed, Fri143022106h 40mA350-900
Osaka Kansai – SingaporeSQ623Wed, Fri23250440(+1)6h 15mA350-900
Singapore – ShanghaiSQ830Mon093015055h 35mB787-10
Shanghai – SingaporeSQ833Mon165022205h 30mB787-10
Singapore – Hong KongSQ890Daily072511203h 55mB787-10
Hong Kong – SingaporeSQ891Daily122516203h 55mB787-10
Singapore – TaipeiSQ878Wed, Fri114516404h 55mB787-10
SQ876Sat082013104h 50mB787-10
Taipei – SingaporeSQ879Wed, Fri174522154h 30mB787-10
SQ877Sat142018554h 35mB787-10

Southwest Pacific

SectorFlight no.Days operatingDepArrDurationAircraft
Singapore – AdelaideSQ279Mon23400755(+1)6h 45mA350-900
Adelaide – SingaporeSQ278Tue091015107h 30mA350-900
Singapore – Brisbane (via Sydney)SQ288Fri, Sun0935215510h 20m
(incl. 1 stop)
A350-900
Brisbane – SingaporeSQ288Fri, Sun23000500+(1)8hA350-900
Singapore – MelbourneSQ217Fri111020357h 25mA350-900
SQ237Sun23550920(+1)7h 25mA350-900
Melbourne – SingaporeSQ238Sat093515257h 50mA350-900
SQ218Mon23500545(+1)7h 55mA350-900
Singapore – PerthSQ223(from 18 Aug)
Tue, Sat, Sun
100515155h 10mB787-10
Perth – SingaporeSQ214(from 18 Aug) Tue, Sat, Sun163522005h 25mB787-10
Singapore – SydneySQ231Mon, Tue, Sat004510257h 40mA350-900
SQ288Fri, Sun093519157h 40mA350-900
Sydney -SingaporeSQ232Mon, Tue, Sat121018408h 30mA350-900
Sydney – Singapore (via Brisbane)SQ288Fri, Sun20250500(+1)10h 35m (incl. 1 stop)A350- 900
Singapore – AucklandSQ285Mon*23551330(+1)9h 35mA350-900
SQ281Wed, Fri*084522209h 35mA350-900
SQ285Sun*18400815(+1)9h 35mA350-900
Auckland – SingaporeSQ282Wed23200610(+1)10h 50mA350-900
SQ286Tue, Thu, Sat#1410210010h 50mA350-900
Singapore – ChristchurchSQ297Sun*23001240(+1)9h 40mA350-900
Christchurch – SingaporeSQ298Tue#0900155010h 50mA350-900

*Daylight savings start 27 Sep in New Zealand, flights will depart Singapore at the same time, but arrive one hour later in New Zealand local time.

#Daylight savings start 27 Sep in New Zealand, flights will depart New Zealand one hour later but arrive in Singapore at the same time local time.

Europe

SectorFlight no.Days operatingDepArrDurationAircraft
Singapore – LondonSQ322Daily23300555(+1)13h 25mA350-900
London – SingaporeSQ317Daily11250730(+1)13h 5mA350-900
Singapore – FrankfurtSQ26Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun23550645(+1)12h 50mA350-900
Frankfurt – SingaporeSQ25Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun12300650(+1)12h 20mA350-900
Singapore – ZurichSQ346Wed, Fri, Sun0125081512h 50mA350-900
Zurich – SingaporeSQ345Mon, Thu, Sat11450555(+1)12h 10mA350-900
Singapore – AmsterdamSQ324Tue, Thu, Sat23550715(+1)13h 20mA350-900
Amsterdam – SingaporeSQ323Mon, Thu, Sat11150555(+1)12h 40mA350-900
Singapore – Milan -BarcelonaSQ378Thu22300745(+1)15h 15mA350-900
Barcelona – Milan – SingaporeSQ377Sat10400730(+1)14h 50mA350-900
Singapore – CopenhagenSQ352Thu23500625(+1)12h 50mA350-900
Cophenhagen – SingaporeSQ351Sat12200620(+1)12hA350-900
Singapore – ParisSQ336Wed, Fri, Sun0015073513h 20mA350-900
Paris – SingaporeSQ335Mon, Thu, Sat12000650(+1)12h 50mA350-900
Singapore – MilanSQ378Thu22300510(+1)12h 40mA350-900
Milan – SingaporeSQ377Sat13300730(+1)12hA350-900
Singapore – IstanbulSQ392(from 26 Aug) Wed23300630(+1)12hA350-900
Istanbul – SingaporeSQ391(from 28 Aug) Fri00051705(+1)12hA350-900

USA

SectorFlight no.Days operatingDepArrDurationAircraft
Singapore – Los AngelesSQ38Wed, Fri, Sun1700175515h 55mA350-900
Los Angeles – SingaporeSQ37Mon, Wed, Sat00050815(+1)17h 10mA350-900

Silkair schedule

Silkair will be adding new destinations: Phnom Penh and Cebu (finally) in September, on top of its existing services to Chongqing, Kuala Lumpur and Medan.

SectorFlight no.Days operatingDepArrDurationAircraft
Singapore – ChongqingMI972Mon070011354h 35mB737-800
Chongqing – SingaporeMI971Mon123517304h 55mB737-800
Singapore – Kuala LumpurMI324Sat, Sun083009301hB737-800
MI324Tue, Thu092010201hB737-800
Kuala Lumpur – SingaporeMI323Sat, Sun102511251hB737-800
MI324Tue, Thu111012101hB737-800
Singapore – MedanMI234Tue, Sun074008001h 20mB737-800
Medan – SingaporeMI233Tue, Sun084511051h 20mB737-800
Singapore – CebuMI560Tue, Sun103014003h 30mB737-800
Cebu – SingaporeMI559Tue, Sun145018353h 45mB737-800
Singapore – Phnom PenhMI608Tue, Sun163517301h 55mB737-800
Phnom Penh – SingaporeMI607Tue, Sun182521252hB737-800

Final thoughts

We are now into the sixth month – or half a year – of drastically reduced services, with many cities around the world still embattled with Covid-19.

If anything, anecdotal evidence points to flights being at best 30% filled – that means that even with a 7% of pre-Covid-19 schedule, the actual passenger movement is significantly lesser.

With many parts of the world seeing a second or even third wave, I won’t be surprised if these schedules go down at some point in time again, rather than up.

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