Singapore Airlines is set to increase passenger flights throughout June and July, including reinstating a service to Hong Kong.
The national carrier will now fly to 27 cities in June and July, up from 15 that had earlier been announced for June.
Reinstated scheduled services will cover new cities including Adelaide, Amsterdam, Auckland, Barcelona, Brisbane, Christchurch, Copenhagen, Melbourne, Osaka and Hong Kong. Flights will begin from June 8 and there will also be frequency increases on some existing services.
In April, cancellations extended to around 96% of the airline’s passenger capacity, following nose-diving demand from February onwards as the coronavirus pandemic took hold globally.
In a statement on June 1, Singapore Airlines reiterated that passengers with flights cancelled by SIA or SilkAir can retain the full value of the unused portion of the ticket as flight credits. Affected passengers would also be awarded bonus flight credits when rebooking their flights. Flight credits from the unused portion of tickets can be used on flights up to December 31, 2021.
On May 29, Singapore Airlines extended its travel waiver policy for flights up to July 31 for tickets purchased on or before March 31.
Singapore Airline’s low-cost carrier, Scoot, has announced that it will be increasing its flight schedules from June 5, including a Hong Kong service. It hopes to double its capacity compared to May.
Singapore Airlines is currently finalising plans with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) to introduce transfer lanes for transiting passengers. CAAS is gradually allowing transit through Changi Airport from June 2.