Singapore Airlines flies back to Manchester
by Jessica Pook
Singapore Airlines is bringing back its non-stop Manchester-Singapore route, beginning on July 17, 2021.
Initially, the flight will operate three times weekly to and from Singapore, with an A350-900 aircraft, but it is hoped that in time this can gradually increase and also include the return of the westbound transatlantic connection to Houston in the USA.
Mohamed Rafi Mar, General Manager, UK and Ireland, commented: “Manchester and the northwest region have been a key part of our route network for over 30 years, so while it was never our intention to have an enforced break in service as has happened due to the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, we are delighted to be able to make our return.
"As restrictions slowly ease, our dedicated Manchester staff are excited to welcome our customers back once more and we look forward to continuing our longstanding and deep connection with the city of Manchester and its surroundings.”
In early June the airline marked the 50th anniversary of services from the UK. the Covid-19 pandemic forced 98% of its flights globally to be grounded last year.
Singapore is currently one of few countries included on the UK Government’s green list - but visitors from anywhere in the world are not able to enter the country without prior permission from the Singapore Government.