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Singapore Airlines announces non-stop A350 Singapore to London-Gatwick flights



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Singapore Airlines has announced it plans to commence direct flights between Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) and London-Gatwick Airport (LGW) from June 2024.

The new service will operate five times weekly using Singapore Airlines’ 63-strong fleet of Airbus A350-900 aircraft departing Singapore at 23:55 on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and arriving at 06:25 the following day. The flight number allocated will be SQ310 for the westbound leg of the new route.

The return leg, flight SQ309, will operate from London-Gatwick Airport to Singapore on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays departing at 10:15 and arriving at 06:20 the following day.

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The first flight is set to depart Singapore for Gatwick Airport on June 21, 2024, and all services are subject to regulatory approval. According to a company statement, tickets for the new services will be progressively made available for sale from December 19, 2023.

“London has always been a very important market for the Singapore Airlines Group,” said Dai Haoyu, SIA’s acting senior vice-president of marketing planning. With the introduction of this new service to London Gatwick Airport, Singapore Airlines customers will have an additional flight to choose from when flying between Singapore and the UK. It also opens up additional travel opportunities to other points in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.”

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The new service supports the carrier’s existing flights to London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR), which operates four times daily using a combination of Boeing 777-300ERs and Airbus A380s. The additional service will increase the airline’s total number of flights to the UK to 33 services per week, with 28 flights from the two London airports and a further five services from Manchester to Singapore which utilizes A350-900s.

The addition of London-Gatwick services raises the total number of European destinations in the Singapore Airlines global network to 141.

In a statement issued by the carrier, the airline points out that the early morning arrival of SQ309 from London-Gatwick will offer options for passengers to connect to other services offered by both Singapore Airlines and its budget subsidiary Scoot, to destinations in Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

“We are delighted to welcome Singapore Airlines to London-Gatwick,” said Stewart Wingate, London Gatwick’s CEO. “The new flight service showcases the high regard in which Gatwick is held and will also provide huge connectivity potential for passengers across London and Southeast Asia.”

The Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900s that will be used on the new route are configured for 253 passengers across three classes of travel – 42 in business class, 24 in premium economy, and 187 in economy class.

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