All posts tagged: Changi Airport

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 …

Singapore Airlines extends transit arrangements to more countries

Passengers from China, Japan, and South Korea can now transit via Changi In another good turn of events, Singapore Airlines announced on 22 Jun that customers from China, Japan and South Korea can now travel via Singapore to any points on the SIA network, including destinations served by Silkair or Scoot. Singapore Airlines has earlier commenced transit facilities for passengers travelling from Australia and New Zealand since 11 Jun.  Tickets for these new transit flights have been made on sale since 23 Jun (Tue) on the Singapore Airlines website. Approved points of departure As of 23 Jun, these are the approved cities of origin where passengers are allowed to transit via Changi: Country City Served by Australia Adelaide Singapore Airlines Brisbane Singapore Airlines Melbourne Singapore AIrlines Perth Scoot Sydney Singapore Airlines China Chongqing Silkair Guangzhou Scoot Shanghai Singapore Airlines Hong Kong SAR Singapore Airlines / Scoot Japan Osaka Singapore Airlines Tokyo-Narita Singapore Airlines South Korea Seoul-Incheon Singapore Airlines New Zealand Auckland Singapore Airlines Christchurch Singapore Airlines Note that this list applies only for outbound journeys. …

Singapore Airlines commences transit arrangements for passengers from Australia, New Zealand

Transit via Singapore only applicable for customers travelling one-way from seven cities in Australia and New Zealand Singapore Airlines announced Tuesday (11 Jun) that it has gotten regulatory approvals to facilitate transit journeys from a handful of cities in Australia and New Zealand. Singapore authorities have earlier announced that it will allow transit passengers once again from 2 Jun, subject to regulatory approval of airlines’ plans to manage these passengers. The onus was on airlines to submit a proposal in managing to health risks and segregating transit passengers away from departing passengers. Singapore Airlines transit-approved origin cities Customers travelling from the following cities will be allowed to transit in Singapore: Australia: Adelaide Brisbane Melbourne Perth (on Scoot) Sydney New Zealand: Auckland Christchurch Note that the transit arrangement is only applicable one-way from Australia and New Zealand to any other SIA destinations. There is currently no transit arrangements for journeys via Singapore into Australia and New Zealand, so customers from anywhere else wanting to visit these two countries will have to find alternative routings. New Transit …

Changi Airport to allow transit passengers again from 2 Jun

The opening of transit facilities come after an all-out ban on transit and short term visitors into Singapore since 24 Mar Singapore earlier this week (19 May) announced that it will officially be ending its ‘circuit breaker’ on 1 Jun, and doing a slow re-opening of the domestic economy in a three-phase approach. Later in the evening, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) also issued a media release announcing that it will be allowing transit passengers through Changi Airport from 2 Jun as well, after local lockdown restrictions ease. Transit visitors banned since 24 Mar Since 24 Mar, Changi Airport has banned transit passengers on top of barring all short term visitors in order to combat the spread of Covid-19. Of course, with no more leisure visitors and the absence of transit passengers, Changi’s passenger movements fell drastically. In April alone, Changi Airport only handled 25,200 passengers, 99.5% lower than the previous year’s 5.58 million passengers. Changi will welcome transit passengers from 2 Jun According to the CAAS announcement, transit travellers will be allowed through Changi …

Changi Airport to shut Terminal 4 temporarily from 16 May

Not many airlines are operating there for now, anyway. Changi Airport today (12 May) announced that it will be suspending operations at Terminal 4 from 16 May until further notice. It said in a press release: Changi Airport’s terminal operations will be consolidated further to optimise resources in tandem with the sharp decline in flight movements because of the global Covid-19 pandemic. This move will enable Changi Airport Group (CAG) and its airport partners to continue to save on running costs such as utilities and cleaning. Changi Airport Group, press release dated 12 May 2020 Earlier this month, Changi Airport shut Terminal 2 from 1 May for a period of 18 months to upgrade the aged terminal. This is the first time Changi Airport has closed off an entire terminal to facilitate upgrading works in its almost 40 years of operations. Where are T4 airlines moving to? Some time last month, Cathay Pacific has already moved to Terminal 1 at Changi Airport for its 2 to 3 flights each week. It has closed off its …