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Singapore Airlines to restore pre-covid capacity to India by October; to increase Japan services

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced that it will restore pre-covid capacity to India by October 2022 and will also increase services to Japan, Los Angeles and Paris.

Back at pre-covid to India

By 30th October 2022, Singapore Airlines will operate almost 100% of its pre-Covid operating capacity to India. Here’s a break-up of what the airline plans to operate to India by 30th October:

  • Chennai: 17-flights-a-week (up from current 10-flights-a-week)
  • Kochi: twice-daily flights (up from the current daily flight)
  • Bengaluru: 16-flights-a-week (up from current daily flight)
  • Ahmedabad: 5-flights-a-week
  • Mumbai: 16-flights-a-week
  • Delhi: twice-daily flights
  • Hyderabad: daily flight
  • Kolkata: daily flight


From 24th July 2022, SQ634 to Tokyo (Haneda) and SQ638 to Tokyo (Narita) will become daily services. Together with the daily SQ12 service from Singapore to Los Angeles via Tokyo (Narita), SIA will operate three daily services into Japan’s capital, up from 14-flights-a-week. The daily SQ636 service to Tokyo (Haneda) will be reinstated from 30th October 2022, meaning Tokyo will be served 28-times-a-week.

Flight SQ618 from Singapore to Osaka will be reinstated on 30th October 2022, bringing services between Singapore and Osaka to twice-daily. The SQ656 service to Fukuoka will increase to 3-flights-a-week. With the thrice-weekly service to Nagoya, SIA will operate 62% of its pre-Covid operating capacity to Japan by 30th October 2022.

Los Angeles

From 30th November 2022, SQ36 will operate as a daily non-stop flight to Los Angeles. This is in addition to the current daily SQ38 nonstop service. The flag carrier of Singapore will operate 21-weekly services to Los Angeles, including the daily one-stop service through Tokyo (Narita), up from the current 17-flights-a-week.

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From 1st December 2022, SQ332 will operate 5-times-a-week from Singapore to Paris, up from its current 3-times-a-week service, and complementing the current daily SQ336 service to the city. Paris will be served with 12-weekly flights, up from 7-flights-a-week.


SIA will continue its thrice-weekly SQ48 direct service to Vancouver in the Northern Winter operating season (30th October 2022 to 25th March 2023) to cater to the growing travel demand.

Ms JoAnn Tan, Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, Singapore Airlines, said:

Japan is a key market for the SIA Group, and we will work closely with our partners to meet the demand for air travel as entry requirements gradually ease. Robust demand for travel to and from India, to points across the Group network, support an increase in our services in this important market. By stepping up services into the Northern Winter season, we give our customers even more flight options as they make their travel plans over the next few months. The SIA Group will closely monitor the demand for air travel and adjust its services accordingly.

Singapore Airlines says that the increase in services to various destinations is in response to strong demand for air travel. Together with other adjustments to the SIA and Scoot network, the SIA Group capacity is projected to be at around 81% of pre-pandemic levels by December 2022.

Meanwhile, Singapore Airlines recently unveiled new flagship SilverKris and KrisFlyer Gold lounges at Singapore Changi Airport.

Featured image by Singapore Airlines

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