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Singapore Airlines anticipates a robust summer schedule in 2023

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During the summer of 2023, Singapore Airlines (SIA) intends to expand service to Australia and fly more often on routes to East Asia, while marginally reducing the number of flights on its North American network.

Flights between Singapore (SIN) and Busan (PUS), in South Korea, which had been grounded because of the COVID-19 epidemic, will resume on June 2, 2023, according to information provided by SIA on its summer 2023 itinerary.

A Boeing 737-8 will operate a 4X weekly schedule between SIN and PUS. A fourth daily frequency on the SIN-Seoul Incheon (ICN) route, which is flown by 787-10 aircraft, will be added by SIA beginning on June 1, 2023.

SIA has increased service to Japan in recent weeks as a result of the country’s relaxation of travel restrictions due to the pandemic beginning on October 11. The carrier announced that it will increase frequencies on the SIN-Osaka (ITM) route from 4X-weekly to daily as of May 1, 2023. With 787-10 aircraft, it flies the route.

The airline, which started daily service between Singapore (SIN) and Hong Kong (HKG) on October 30, will begin adding daily Airbus A380 flights on the route on March 26, 2023. From October 1, 2023, it will also introduce a daily A350-900 service, increasing the frequency of SIN-HKG flights to four times daily.

In addition, starting on March 26, 2023, SIA will increase 787-10 service from 4X-weekly to daily between SIN and Taipei (TPE). From May 31, 2023, a second daily service between the cities will be added.

In regards to Australia, starting on May 16, 2023, SIA will switch out the 777-300ER on the SIN-Melbourne (MEL) route for an A380. Even as recently as 2019, an A380 had been used to run the route.

From May 2023, SIA will additionally add an A380 to the SIN-Sydney (SYD) route, operating the route twice daily rather than once.

“Looking ahead to 2023, we see stronger demand for flights to destinations across Southeast Asia, parts of East Asia and Australia,” SIA senior VP-marketing and planning JoAnn Tan said in a statement. “As we restore our network to these regions closer to pre-pandemic levels, our customers have even more flight options as they make their holiday plans.”

However, following a “assessment of travel demand,” SIA will be marginally reducing capacity on select US flights.

From May 15, 2023, SIA will switch its daily SIN-Frankfurt (FRA)-New York Kennedy (JFK) route to a 777-300ER instead of an A380.

From March 26, 2023, flights on one of SIA’s three Los Angeles (LAX) services will decrease from daily to three times weekly. The provider will continue to run a second daily service on the route, in addition to its daily SIN-Tokyo Narita (NRT)-LAX routing.

From March 28, 2023, the frequency on SIA’s route between Singapore (SIN) and Houston Intercontinental (IAH) via Manchester (MAN) will decrease from 4X-weekly to 3X-weekly.

As of June 27, 2023, there will be three times weekly instead of four A350-900 flights between Singapore (SIN) and Seattle (SEA).

“SIA remains strongly committed to the North American market,” the carrier stated. “Even with the above network adjustments, the airline will operate a higher seat capacity to the [US] compared to its pre-pandemic levels.”

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