SIA will also increase flights from Los Angeles to Singapore to five times weekly.
After restarting flights to New York earlier in November, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be resuming nonstop flights from San Francisco International Airport to Singapore starting on 17 December.
In a report, airline market intelligence Aviator noted that prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, SIA operated 57 services per week from US gateways, including Newark, New York, Houston, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
“With the recent debut of JFK-Singapore flights, today’s announcement of the restoration of SFO-Singapore nonstops and the expansion of operations at Los Angeles clearly demonstrates that the slow, steady process of rebuilding our US network is significantly under way. A full recovery to pre-COVID levels will take time, but we are encouraged by the continued, robust demand for cargo services and by some early signs of optimism for air travel,” said Joey Seow, SIA's regional vice president for the America's.
In addition to serving passengers, the new flights from both Los Angeles and San Francisco will significantly increase SIA’s cargo capacity to Southeast Asia, a major freight distribution point for the region. SIA Cargo on the West Coast of the United States serves a range of industries, including electronics, perishables, pharmaceuticals, e-commerce, medical supplies, as well as time-sensitive, high-value consignments, said the report.
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