Singapore Airways (SIA) has confirmed the return of its continuous Manchester route, starting on July 17th. Initially, the flight will function thrice weekly to and from Singapore, with an A350-900 plane however it’s hoped that in time, this could regularly enhance and in addition embody the return of the westbound transatlantic connection to Houston, USA.
Singapore Airways’ historical past with Manchester Airport has been one of many longest on document.The airline had been the airport’s longest serving long-haul provider, having operated repeatedly since 1986, till the Covid-19 pandemic compelled 98 per cent of its flights globally to be grounded final 12 months.
The 2016 launch of transatlantic providers to Houston grew to become the primary Singapore Airways has ever operated from the UK and in 2017, the airline additionally launched the primary business A350 flight from Manchester Airport, because the plane was launched on the Manchester-Singapore-Houston route.
Mohamed Rafi Mar, normal supervisor, UK & Eire, commented: “Manchester and the northwest area have been a key a part of our route community for over 30 years, so whereas it was by no means our intention to have an enforced break in service as has occurred because of the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, we’re delighted to have the ability to make our return.
“As restrictions slowly ease, our devoted Manchester workers are excited to welcome our prospects again as soon as extra and we look ahead to persevering with our longstanding and deep reference to the town of Manchester and its environment.”