Singapore Airlines to Hit 15% of Usual Passenger Capacity, Restart Flights

Singapore Airlines to Hit 15% of Usual Passenger Capacity, Restart Flights

Leisure travel may be possible soon with flights resuming!
Singapore Airlines

Image credit: Kentaro Iemoto

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected the aviation industry due to the sharp decrease in passenger demand. This includes Singapore Airlines (SIA), whose passenger capacity is significantly below pre-pandemic levels. 

Passenger Capacity to Increase to 15%

By the end of December 2020, SIA’s passenger capacity will reach approximately 15% of its pre-COVID 19 levels. 

In an earlier update, the airline stated that its passenger capacity by end-November will reach about 11% of its pre-COVID 19 levels. 

Furthermore, Singapore Airlines stated in a media release that they will continue to adjust their capacity to match the demand for international air travel. 

It also said that it anticipates that it will operate at less than 50% of its usual capacity by the end of its financial year in March 2021. 

Also read: Singaporeans 18 and Above Will Get $100 Tourism Vouchers For Local Use

Reinstating Flights to Four Destinations

Singapore Airlines and Silk Air have reinstated flights to four destinations and will be done over the next three months. The four destinations are Brunei, Fukuoka, Kathmandu, and Male.

There will also be an increase in the frequency of flights on certain existing routes over the next three months. 

SIA will fly daily to Melbourne by November and will have two flights on most days by December. They will also be flying daily to and from Bangkok by December. Flight frequencies to Hong Kong, Dhaka, and Amsterdam will also be increased. 

However, flights originally on schedule during this period may still be canceled. These will reflect on the updated schedules released by Singapore Airlines. Affected customers will also be informed via SMS and e-mail. 

The increase in the number of flights is a positive change for Singapore Airlines which was drastically affected since the onset of the pandemic. Resuming flights to certain destinations may increase the possibility of leisure travel in the coming months.

About Author

Shreya Nair
Shreya Nair

Shreya believes that travelling is about making long-lasting memories. Her favourite part about travelling to a new country is collecting postcards and documenting her experiences. The immortality of the written word is what fuelled her love for writing. She hopes to someday combine her passion for writing and travelling!


Related Posts