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Singapore Airlines Group Bolsters Service to East Asia to Meet Increasing Demand

The Singapore Airlines Group (SIA) will increase services to key network destinations in the coming weeks, including points in East Asian Markets on increasing demand. SIA And Scoot will both bolster services towards the year-end holidays and into Q1 2023.

Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER - Courtesy Singapore Airlines

On Monday (October 3, 2022), the Singapore Airlines Group (SIA) announced that they will bolster service to key markets in the coming weeks, including key cities in East Asia, on burgeoning demand. From October 30, 2022, SIA will add flight SQ636, an additional daily flights to Tokyo-Haneda, on top of the existing daily flight to Haneda (SQ634) and daily flight SQ638 to Tokyo-Narita. On the same date, SIA will also resume flight SQ618 from Singapore to Osaka, expanding service to two flights daily. Flights between Singapore and Fukuoka (SQ656) will also increase to three weekly flights. Currently, Scoot operates daily flights to Tokyo-Narita, as well as four weekly flights to Narita via Taipei, and five weekly flights to Osaka.

Scoot’s flights to Tokyo-Narita and Osaka will be increased to daily service from October 31, 2022. Additionally, Scoot will add TR890, a seasonal four times weekly direct flight to Sapporo from November 2, 2022, through February 27, 2023, as well as three weekly flights to Sapporo via Taipei from November 1st, 2022.

In Monday’s announcement, Singapore Airlines’ Senior Vice President – Marketing Planning, Ms. JoAnn Tan, said,

“Buoyed by the further easing of entry requirements in Hong Kong SAR, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, China we are seeing strong demand for air travel towards the year-end holiday season. Many customers are especially keen on destinations that have remained largely closed over the last few years. The SIA Group aims to offer even more value and options for our customers as they make their holiday plans, and we will be nimble in adjusting our services in response to the demand for air travel.”

Starting October 30, 2022, SIA will also add flight SQ606, a new daily service to Seoul, complementing the current SQ600 and SQ608 daily flights to Seoul, for a total of three daily flights to South Korea’s Capital. Additionally, on October 30th Scoot will reinstate TR896, a five times weekly Singapore-Taipei-Seoul service. Scoot will also increase frequency to Jeju to five times weekly (up from twice weekly) starting November 5, 2022. From October 31st, SIA will also resume flight SQ876 as four weekly flights to Taipei, complementing the current three times weekly flight SQ878 to Taipei.

Pending regulatory approvals, SIA will also increase service from two to three weekly flights to Hong Kong. Scoot currently operates four weekly flights to Hong Kong, which will increase to a daily frequency from October 30, 2022.

Singapore Airlines resumed three weekly Beijing-Singapore flights on September 27, 2022, and will resume SQ842, a weekly service to Chengdu from October 11, 2022. Scoot also resumed weekly flights to Fuzhou and increased frequencies to Nanjing on September 26, 2022. Additionally, Scoot will resume a weekly TR188 service to Hangzhou from October 3rd, a weekly TR116 flight to Zhengzhou from October 12th, and a weekly flight to Wuhan from October 13, 2022. The carrier will also increase TR132 to Tianjin from once to twice weekly starting October 11, 2022. Finally, in October, Scoot will launch new service to Lombok and Makassar in Indonesia, and resume flights to Pekanbaru and Yogyakarta.

Source: Singapore Airlines Group (SIA)


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