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Singapore Airlines to resume popular New York-Frankfurt and San Francisco-Hong Kong flights in November

Singapore Airlines has announced that it will resume the popular New York-Frankfurt and San Francisco-Hong Kong flights in November 2021, following the announcement of easing of entry requirements in the United States by the Biden Administration.

These flights are what’s known as fifth-freedom routes, or routes that allow an airline to fly and sell tickets between two countries – neither of which is its home base – as long as the flight continues to or from the carrier’s home nation.

Starting 2nd November 2021, Singapore Airlines will once again operate flights between Frankfurt International Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport & also between San Francisco International Airport and Hong Kong International Airport.

The schedule for Frankfurt-New York-Frankfurt flights is:

  • Frankfurt-New York
  • Departure time: 08:20
  • Arrival time: 11:15
  • Flight time: 8 hours and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: SQ26
  • Frequency: Daily
  • New York-Frankfurt
  • Departure time: 21:15
  • Arrival time: 09:50
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 35 minutes
  • Flight number: SQ25
  • Frequency: Daily

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The schedule for Hong Kong-San Francisco-Hong Kong flights is:

  • Hong Kong-San Francisco
  • Departure time: 13:40
  • Arrival time: 10:40 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 12 hours
  • Flight number: SQ8
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • San Francisco-Hong Kong
  • Departure time: 13:00
  • Arrival time: 19:10
  • Flight time: 15 hours and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: SQ7
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Singapore Airlines’ B777-300ER will operate both the routes which feature 4 First Class seats, 48 Business Class seats, 28 Premium Economy Class seats and 184 Standard Economy Class seats.

Joey Seow, Regional Vice President, Singapore Airlines, said:

We are very pleased to announce this reestablishment of connectivity from the U.S. to two of SIA’s key 5th Freedom destinations, Frankfurt and Hong Kong. n addition, both flights provide our customers with the option of continuing service to Singapore, where they can also connect to a range of business and leisure destinations.

The news comes just a month after the airline announced a new fifth freedom route between Los Angeles and Taipei. That flight will run 3-times-a-week on the Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

Meanwhile, Singapore Airlines has announced that it will relaunch nonstop fifth-freedom flight services between Los Angeles, California and Taipei, Taiwan that it suspended 13 years ago once again. The airline has also launched World’s first inflight shopping experience and a voluntary carbon offset programme. Singapore Airlines has rolled out a enhanced HighFlyer business travel programme and has announced quarantine-free flights between Singapore and Germany. The airline has also announced a chartered cruise experience for its Krisflyer members.

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One reply on “Singapore Airlines to resume popular New York-Frankfurt and San Francisco-Hong Kong flights in November”

Hearing that Singapore will restart flights between NYC and Frankfurt is the best news of 2021.

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