All posts tagged: Covid-19

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. Singapore Airlines and Silkair has published their schedules for September, operating to a total of 33 cities across 22 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. 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. Europe …

Singapore Airlines and Silkair to operate over 600 flights in August 2020

No new destinations for the month; Singapore Airlines and Silkair operating at 7% of previous year’s capacity. Singapore Airlines and Silkair has published their schedules for August, operating to a total of 27 cities across 18 countries/territories. There are no new destinations for the month, but the Group has published some increased frequencies on some routes. A total of just 612 flights will be flown in August, barring any changes in the coming weeks. Key changes Some of the key changes include: Southeast Asia Kuala Lumpur will be served daily, although flights are split between SIA and Silkair through the week Singapore-Bangkok services will not carry passengers on the outbound sector Singapore-Manila services will now carry passengers in both directions North Asia Osaka services will be doubled to twice a week Southwest Pacific Services from Singapore to Melbourne will not carry passengers up to 7 Aug owing to a second lockdown currently in place Europe London moves to a daily service in August Amsterdam and Paris increase services from 2 to 3 times weekly Frankfurt …

Singapore has reopened for staycations: first five hotels approved to take guests

Four of these hotels are on Sentosa, plus a serviced apartment property in the city It’s been three months since hotels have shuttered their doors to guests – both local and foreign – so it’s pretty exciting that hotels are starting host guests who are staying for leisure again. After all, most hotels in Singapore have been procured by the government earlier in the year for returning Singaporeans and residents to serve their ‘stay-home notices’ (SHN), or isolation, to contain the possible spread of Covid-19. Since 3 Jul, STB has opened applications for hotels who wish to accept staycation guests once more. While approvals officially was going take up to two weeks, but it seems like they are working pretty quickly given that the first batch of five hotels is now announced. This page will be updated as and when new hotels are added to the list. As of 9 Jul, the approved hotels include: lyf Funan Singapore W Singapore Sentosa Cove Crockfords Tower (Resorts World Sentosa) Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa ONE15 Marina Club …

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 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 …