Singapore Airlines to Reduce Some Service to North America Next Spring
Carrier says capacity will still be above pre-pandemic levels >>
by: Harvey Chipkin
Singapore Airlines will make a number of adjustments to its North American service beginning next spring, including replacing its most luxurious aircraft on the New York route and reducing service on some routes.
SIA said in a statement that it remains “strongly committed to the North American market.” Even with the network adjustments, said the announcement, the airline will operate a higher seat capacity to the US than it did before the pandemic.
Singapore Airlines will operate the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its daily Singapore-Frankfurt-New York route beginning May 15 instead of the Airbus A380, considered the carrier’s most luxurious plane. The A380 features six ultra-spacious first-class suites, each of which offers separate recliner seats and beds as well as a sliding door for privacy. The Boeing 777-300ERs have four first-class suites, each of which is smaller than the suites on the A380. The airline said the replacement equipment offers first-class cabins, including the full roster of the airline’s product and amenities.
Customers will continue to have two daily nonstop services between Singapore and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, as well as between Singapore and New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport.
Flights between Singapore and Los Angeles will operate three times weekly instead of a daily service, beginning March 26. Customers will continue to have the option of two existing daily flights to Los Angeles via nonstop service between the two cities, or flights that serve the Singapore-Tokyo-Los Angeles route.
Service between Singapore and Seattle will remain as a three-times-weekly service.
Flights that serve the Singapore-Manchester-Houston route will operate three times weekly instead of four times weekly beginning March 28.