All posts tagged: Singapore Airlines

SIA@Home prices leaked, prices start from S$288

As soon as Singapore Airlines launched its Discover your Singapore Airlines initiatives yesterday, the travel community went abuzz trying to figure out how much these experiences will cost. Within 48 hours, the prices were leaked. According to the Hardwarezone forum, the listings were already made on KrisShop.com, except that they were kept ‘private’ before the live date. Wine & Dine packages price leaked According to HWZ, there were a handful of packages leaked, one from business class, and five from first class. Let’s take a at two specific packages – a first class Japanese bundle and a Business class Indian bundle – on how they are priced, and what they include. Business Wine and Dine to New Delhi Ruchi Thali Menu Business Wine and Dine to New Delhi, a bundle for 2 people, was priced at S$288, far higher than our first prediction of under $200. If you wish to use your miles, that would be 36,000 miles. For a meal for two, with one bottle of wine and two amenity kits, this sky-high price …

Singapore Airlines ditches ‘flight to nowhere’, will launch other on-ground initiatives

Lunchtime on A380s, tour of training facility, and home delivery of in-flight meals to be rolled out in October and November for Singapore customers. The big question is: how much will these experiences cost? Singapore Airlines yesterday officially confirmed that it will not be launching sightseeing flight-to-nowhere, but instead focus on offering on-ground experiences in the upcoming months. The three experiences will still leverage the use of its A380 aircraft, but in a different way. On top of that, SIA will also offer home delivery of its famed catering, as well as its training facility at Upper Changi. Singapore Airlines scrapped flights to nowhere after huge media discussion Singapore Airlines was rumoured to launch ‘flights to nowhere’ weeks earlier, following news of other airlines launching similar flights. Qantas was the most recent to publicise its 7-hour sightseeing flight around Australia, with tickets snapped up ‘in minutes’. Even earlier in the year, EVA Air launched a flight to nowhere as well on its famed Hello Kitty aircraft for Father’s Day in Taiwan. Singapore Airlines has confirmed …

Singapore Airlines removes four cities from its roster permanently

Singapore Airlines has announced that it will cancelling four destinations permanently as it continue to assess its network for the future, as part of its monthly operational update. The four cities are: Canberra, Dusseldorf, Stockholm and Wellington. The decision was taken as the Singapore national carrier prepares for “a very different aviation landscape”, even after the Covid-19 pandemic pass. The update comes shortly after the airline said it was retrenching up to 2,400 staff across the business, with the SIA group forced to downsize its manpower and fleet. Singapore Airlines will suspend services to Canberra, Dusseldorf, Stockholm and Wellington as part of a review of its network due to the Covid-19 pandemic. These stations will be closed as a result of this decision. Singapore Airlines, August 2020 Operating Indicators As a result, these destinations are no longer available in the Singapore Airlines’ booking engines. Customers who have a ticket for these destinations will be offered a refund or alternatives arrangements. Three tag-ons, one end destination axed Of the four destinations to be dropped, Canberra and Wellington both …

Singapore Airlines and Silkair increases frequency in October, November

At least five cities: Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Sydney and London get daily services from November. Singapore Airlines and Silkair has published their schedules up to November, with a published schedule to a total of 34 cities across 23 countries/territories. This is the furthest horizon the airline has published its post-coronavirus schedules, as it has previously updated its reduced schedules only about four weeks in advance. There is only one new route – Surabaya – published up to November, with Singapore Airlines and Silkair serving a total of 34 destinations. Overall, the two airlines are flying at about 11% of its pre-Covid-19 capacity. Between Singapore Airlines and Silkair, the two carriers will operate about 1,000 flights in November. Key changes Some of the key changes include: Southeast Asia Jakarta services will maintain daily services in October, but will increase from 7 times to 10 times weekly in November. SIA will mount a twice-weekly service to Surabaya, using the B777-300 aircraft and later A330-300. Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi remains one way services …

Singapore Airlines to start operating Boeing 737s from 2021

But the lie-flat business class seats will have to wait for now Singapore Airlines will begin operating Silkair’s Boeing 737-800 fleet from early 2021. The commencement is ‘slated to happen between January and March 2021’, Singapore Airlines reportedly told Executive Traveller in a report. On top of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft, Singapore Airlines will also add 737-NG aircraft type to its fleet, providing the company with more flexibility to navigate through the recovery period. Lie-flat business class seats on hold for now According to Executive Traveller, the flag carrier is however not rolling out the lie-flat business class seats as yet. The airline was planning to upgrade the recliner seats on Silkair’s Boeing 737-800 to the lie-flat Vantage model made by Thompson Aero. This will bring the premium cabin experience in line with the wide-body fleet, providing a more consistent offering across the airline. The Vantage seat will be laid out in with either one or two seats on each side of the aisle, with the number of seats alternating between each row. Singapore Airlines …