To support strong projected demand, Singapore Airlines will be increase flights to destinations across East and Southeast Asia and deploy its Airbus A380 aircraft on flights to Australia and Hong Kong next summer.
Among the highlights of Singapore Airlines' summer plans for 2023 includes the resumption of flights to Busan and an additional fourth daily flight to Seoul. From June 2, the airline will operate four-times weekly flights to Busan using Boeing 737-8. The fourth daily flight between Singapore to Seoul will start on June 1 using Boeing 787-10 aircraft.
In Japan, Singapore Airlines will be increasing its weekly flights to Osaka to 14-times weekly with the increase of the flight frequencies of SQ618/SQ619 from four-times weekly to daily.
Singapore Airlines plans to operate up to four daily flights to Hong Kong before the end of 2023. The airline plans to use its Airbus A380 aircraft on one of its daily flights (SQ892/SQ893), and resume another daily flight (SQ896/SQ897) using Airbus A350-900 aircraft from October 1.
Taipei will also see up to 14 flights weekly by Singapore Airlines. The airline will increase flight frequencies on two flights – SQ876/SQ877 (four-times to daily) on March 26 and SQ878/SQ879 (thrice-weekly to daily) on May 31.
Between Singapore and Bangkok, Singapore Airlines will add a fifth daily flight using Airbus A350-900 aircraft from October 1.
From March 26, the airline will add a fourth daily flight to Phuket using Boeing 787-800 aircraft.
After four years, Singapore Airlines will bring back its Airbus A380 aircraft to Melbourne on May 16. The A380 service will replace the Boeing 777-300ER used on SQ237/SQ228.
Sydney will get a second daily Airbus A380 flight by Singapore Airlines from May 17, replacing the Airbus A350-900 aircraft currently used on the flights.
North America and Europe
While adding flights in the region and to Australia, Singapore Airlines will be decreasing capacity on some of its services to North America and Europe.
From May 15, Singapore Airlines will replace the A380 aircraft on its Singapore-Frankfurt-New York (JFK) service
To Los Angeles, Singapore Airlines non-stop roundtrip flights to the city (SQ36/SQ35) will be reduced from daily to thrice-weekly from March 26.
Singapore Airlines will also reduce the weekly flights on its Singapore-Machester-Houston route from four-times to three-times weekly from March 28. The airline will be adding a new twice-weekly service between Singapore and Manchester using Airbus A350-900 aircraft from April 2.
While reducing flights to North America – including those with a stop in Europe – Singapore Airlines noted that the airline will continue to operate at a higher seat capacity compared to its pre-pandemic levels.
“Looking ahead to 2023, we see stronger demand for flights to destinations across South East Asia, parts of East Asia, and Australia. As we restore our network to these regions closer to pre-pandemic levels, our customers have even more flight options as they make their holiday plans,” said JoAnn Tan, Senior VP Marketing/Planning, Singapore Airlines.