SIA raises flights to East Asian markets as borders loosen
Scoot and Singapore Airlines will see demand to year-end of the holiday season.
Singapore Airlines Group will reopen flights and increase more destinations especially in East Asia as border rules ease in the region.
Singapore Airlines senior vice president marketing planning, Joann Tan said the reopening of flights stemmed from the expectation of a pent-up demand for air travel towards the year-end holiday season.
“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,” said Tan.
From 30 October 2022, SIA will mount SQ636, Haneda Airport, on top of the existing daily SQ634 service to Haneda and daily SQ638 service Singapore to Los Angeles via Tokyo (Narita).
SIA will operate four daily services into Tokyo, SIA will reinstate SQ618 from Singapore to Osaka on 30 October 2022, bringing services between Singapore and Osaka to twice daily.
The SQ656 service to Fukuoka will increase to three flights per week.
Currently, Scoot operates daily flights to Tokyo (Narita), as well as four-times weekly flights to Tokyo (Narita) via Taipei, and five-times weekly flights to Osaka. From 30 October 2022, the frequencies of TR808 to Tokyo (Narita), TR898 to Tokyo (Narita) via Taipei, and TR818 to Osaka, will all increase to daily services.
Scoot will also mount SQ890, a seasonal four-times weekly non-stop flight to Sapporo from 2 November 2022 to 27 February 2023. TR892, a three-times weekly flight to Sapporo via Taipei will also commence on 1 November 2022.
Here are the flight operations for South Korea:
From 30 October 2022, SIA will add SQ606, a new daily service to Seoul. Together On 30 October 2022, Scoot will reinstate TR896 as a five-times weekly Singapore-Taipei-Seoul service.
From 5 November 2022, Scoot will also increase the frequency of flights to Jeju to five-times weekly, up from the current thrice-weekly service.
Taiwan, China flights
From 31 October 2022, SQ876 will be reinstated as a four-time weekly service to Taipei. This is on top of the current three-times weekly SQ878 service to Taipei.
With Scoot stepping up services to Tokyo (Narita) and Sapporo via Taipei, and the reinstatement of the Singapore-Taipei-Seoul services, the airline will operate 18 weekly flights to Taipei.
SIA aims to increase its twice-daily services to Hong Kong SAR, to three-times daily, subject to regulatory approvals.
Scoot currently operates four-times weekly services to Hong Kong SAR. From 30 October 2022, the frequency of its flights will be increased to daily services.
Mainland China flights
SIA reinstated twice-weekly Beijing-Singapore services on 27 September 2022. SIA will resume SQ842, a weekly service to Chengdu from 11 October 2022, and aims to increase frequencies and resume services to more points in mainland China, subject to regulatory approvals.
Scoot resumed weekly flights into Fuzhou and increased the flight frequency to Nanjing to twice weekly on 26 September 2022. Scoot will resume a weekly TR188 service to Hangzhou from 3 October 2022, a weekly TR116 service to Zhengzhou from 12 October 2022, and a weekly TR120 service to Wuhan from 13 October 2022. From 11 October 2022, TR138 to Tianjin will be increased to a twice-weekly service, up from the current weekly service.
Also in October, Scoot will launch operations to Lombok and Makassar in Indonesia, and resume services to Pekanbaru and Yogyakarta.