Singapore Airlines plans to increase services across Japan and restore its network to India to pre-pandemic levels in the coming months, the carrier announced Tuesday. In addition, it will add more flights to and from Los Angeles and Paris by December 2022.
The updated schedule—with some new service along with additional frequency on some existing routes—is in response to strong demand and means the airline is on track for capacity to reach about 81 percent of pre-pandemic levels, according to Singapore.
For India, the carrier will progressively operate 17 weekly services to Chennai, up from the current 10 flights per week. Kochi service will increase to 14 times weekly from seven flights. Bengaluru service also will increase from seven to 16 times weekly. Singapore will operate nearly 100 percent of its pre-Covid-19 operating capacity to India by Oct. 30.
From July 24, direct flights between Singapore and each Tokyo-Haneda and Tokyo-Narita will take place daily. Together with the daily service from Singapore to Los Angeles via Tokyo-Narita, the carrier will operate three daily services to Tokyo, up from 14 flights per week. Service between Singapore and Osaka will increase to twice daily on Oct. 30, while service to Fukuoka will increase to three flights per week. With the three-times weekly service to Nagoya, Singapore will operate 62 percent of its pre-Covid capacity to Japan by Oct. 30, according to the carrier.
From Nov. 30, the airline will operate two daily nonstop Singapore-Los Angeles flights, bringing weekly service to Los Angeles up to 21 flights from 17. In addition, from Dec. 1, the carrier plans to operate roundtrips five times weekly between Singapore and Paris, up from three times weekly and in addition to its daily service, bringing Paris flights to 12 weekly, up from seven.
Singapore previously announced increases to its North American service—which with nonstop flights between Singapore and each Seattle and Vancouver brings operations in North America to 108 percent of its pre-pandemic levels for the region, according to the carrier. Further, the airline introduced its new Suites and Business Class cabins to the United States for flights operated on an Airbus A380 aircraft.