Singapore Airlines to launch transatlantic flights from UK
Singapore Airlines is launching non-stop flights between Singapore and Manchester from 30 October 2016.
In addition, as part of its Northern Winter Schedule, services to Adelaide, Christchurch and Kolkata will increase during peak periods, while seasonal services to Sapporo will be operated in December 2016.
The non-stop Singapore-Manchester flights will be operated five times weekly and will continue on to Houston, which is currently served via Moscow.
Flight SQ52 will depart Singapore at 02:35 and arrive in Manchester at 09:00. Flight SQ52 will then depart Manchester at 10:15, and arrive in Houston at 15:35. The return flight SQ51 will depart Houston at 20:15 and arrive in Manchester at 10:05. Flight SQ51 will depart Manchester at 11:35, and arrive in Singapore at 08:20.
Services to Christchurch will meanwhile increase to ten times weekly from seven times weekly between 13 November 2016, and 5 February next year. Services to Adelaide will increase to ten times weekly from seven times weekly between 1 December and 31 January 2017, while services to Kolkata will increase to four times weekly in December 2016, up from the current three weekly flights.
To cater to peak winter travel demand, Singapore Airlines will also operate seasonal services to Sapporo from December 2016, with a total of 24 round-trip flights to be operated.
With the launch of the Singapore-Manchester-Houston service, existing Moscow-Houston and Munich-Manchester services will be suspended from 30 October. Both Munich and Moscow will continue to be served, however, on a non-stop basis to and from Singapore.