Singapore Airlines (SIA) will ramp up services to destinations across its network during the Northern Summer 2024 operating season (31 March 2024 to 26 October 2024), supporting “the strong demand for air travel to its key markets”.
This includes restoring Airbus A380 services between Singapore and Frankfurt, deploying widebody Airbus A350-900 medium-haul aircraft on services to Cairns and Male, reinstating direct services between Singapore and Barcelona, and increasing flight frequencies to pre-pandemic levels across multiple points and exceeding them in some.
Destinations that will reach or exceed pre-pandemic levels of flight frequencies include Ahmedabad, Beijing and Shanghai, Copenhagen, Da Nang, Darwin, Melbourne, and Perth, Dubai, Tokyo-Haneda, and Seattle and Houston.
“With the release of SIA’s Northern Summer schedules, our customers can plan ahead and start to make their travel plans for 2024. Our customers will be able to enjoy greater choice and flexibility when they travel with us, as SIA continues to adjust and expand our network in response to demand patterns,” said JoAnn Tan, senior vice president marketing planning at Singapore Airlines.
From 31 March 2024, SQ203 and SQ204 between Singapore and Cairns will operate four-times weekly service instead of the current five-times weekly service.
SIA, however, will upgauge the aircraft on this service from the Boeing 737 Max 8 narrowbody to the larger A350-900 medium-haul aircraft, deploying a widebody aircraft on this route for the first time in more than 20 years.
SIA 737 Max 8 flights between Singapore and Darwin (SQ251 and SQ252) will step up to a daily service instead of five-times weekly from 31 March 2024. This will restore frequencies to Darwin to pre pandemic levels.
From 26 May 2024, SIA will add a fifth daily service between Singapore and Melbourne (SQ247 and SQ248) with the A350-900 long-haul aircraft. This will increase flight frequencies to Melbourne from four-times daily to the pre-pandemic level of five-times daily.
From 24 November 2023, SIA will operate an additional four-times weekly service between Singapore and Perth (SQ213 and SQ226). This will step up to a daily flight service from 31 March 2024, with SIA deploying the A350-900 medium-haul aircraft on the route. As a result, services between Singapore and Perth will go up to the pre-pandemic level of four-times daily.
SIA will mount an additional two-times weekly Boeing 737 Max 8/787-10 service between Singapore and Dhaka (SQ448 and SQ449) from 31 March 2024. This will bring services between Singapore and Dhaka from seven-times weekly to nine-times weekly.
From 1 May 2024, SIA will add a third daily service between Singapore and Beijing (SQ800 and SQ805) with the Airbus A350-900 medium-haul aircraft. This will increase flight frequencies to China’s capital from two-times daily to the pre-pandemic level of three-times daily.
From 1 October 2023, SIA will add a fourth daily service between Singapore and Shanghai (SQ828 and SQ831). A fifth daily service (SQ832 and SQ835) will be added from 31 March 2024, bringing Shanghai back to pre-pandemic frequencies, too.
From 1 July 2024, SIA’s services between Singapore and Copenhagen (SQ352 and SQ351) with the A350-900 long-haul aircraft will go up to the pre-pandemic daily frequency from five-times weekly.
SIA’s flagship Airbus A380 will return to Frankfurt on 31 March 2024, replacing the A350-900 long-haul aircraft which currently operates the daily service (SQ326 and SQ325) between the two cities. This marks the return of SIA’s Airbus A380 to Continental Europe.
SIA will add a fifth daily service (SQ896 and SQ897) between Singapore and Hong Kong SAR from 29 October 2023. A sixth daily service (SQ882 and SQ883) will be added between the two cities from 1 August 2024, bringing frequencies back to pre-pandemic levels. SIA will operate the A350-900 long-haul aircraft on these two services.
From 2 September 2024, SIA’s services between Singapore and Ahmedabad (SQ504 and SQ505) with the A350-900 medium-haul aircraft will go up to the pre-pandemic daily frequency from five-times weekly.
From 1 October 2023, SIA will add a third daily service between Singapore and Tokyo-Haneda (SQ632 and SQ633). From 1 September 2024, SIA will add a fourth daily service between the two cities (SQ630 and SQ639). The A350-900 medium-haul aircraft will be used on both services. This will bring services to Tokyo-Haneda up from two-times daily to four-times daily, restoring pre-pandemic frequencies.
SIA will ramp up its services between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur from 47-times weekly to 66-times weekly during the Northern Summer 2024 operating season.
From 31 March 2024, SIA will add a daily flight service (SQ128 and SQ127) between the two cities. SIA will mount a five-times weekly service (SQ102 and SQ101) from 3 June 2024, and an additional daily flight service (SQ112 and SQ111) from 1 August 2024. These additional flights will be operated with the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.
SIA will upgauge the seven-times weekly service between Singapore and Male (SQ432 and SQ431) to the A350-900 medium-haul aircraft from the Boeing 737 Max 8 narrowbody from 31 March 2024, helping to meet the strong demand for air travel to this holiday destination.
Manchester and Houston
From 31 March 2024, SIA services on the Singapore-Manchester-Houston route (SQ52 and SQ51) will go to the pre-pandemic level of five times weekly from the current thrice-weekly. SIA operates the A350-900 long-haul aircraft on this route.
Milan and Barcelona
From 2 June 2024, SIA will resume direct flights between Singapore and Barcelona with a twice-weekly service (SQ388 and SQ387). SIA’s direct services between Singapore and Milan (SQ356 and SQ355) will go up to four times weekly from twice weekly. Flights SQ378 and SQ377 on the Singapore-Milan-Barcelona fifth freedom route will go down from five times weekly to thrice weekly.
From 2 August 2024, SIA will mount an additional three times weekly service between Singapore and Yangon (SQ764 and SQ763) with the Boeing 737 Max 8. This will bring the services between the two cities from seven times weekly to 10-times weekly.
From 31 March 2024, SIA will mount a new four-times weekly service between Singapore and Dubai (SQ496 and SQ497) with the A350-900 medium-haul aircraft. This will bring services between the two cities from seven-times weekly to 11-times weekly, exceeding the pre-pandemic levels.
SIA will increase its flight services between Singapore and Seattle with an additional weekly flight from 28 May 2024. SQ28 and SQ27 will operate every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, with the A350-900 long-haul aircraft. This will bring services between Singapore and Seattle from thrice weekly to the pre-pandemic four-times weekly level.
From 29 October 2023, SIA will increase the flight frequencies of SQ174 and SQ173 between Singapore and Da Nang from three times weekly to a daily service. From 1 July 2024, flights SQ172 and SQ171 go up from four times weekly to a daily service. This will bring the services between the two cities to the pre-pandemic level of 14 times weekly. SIA will operate the Boeing 737 Max 8 on this route.