Singapore Airlines has announced that, beginning Nov 2, it will resume daily flights between John F. Kennedy Airport in New York and Frankfurt with continuing service to Singapore Changi Airport. On the same date, the carrier is restoring three-times weekly flights between San Francisco and Hong Kong, also with continuing service to Singapore.
The airlines’ announcement comes after the Biden administration last week made the decision to reopen US borders to fully vaccinated international travelers.
Both routes had been suspended as part of a drastic reduction in capacity brought on by the pandemic. The gradual resumption of flights from the airline’s US gateways, including popular Fifth Freedom routes such as these.
Daily operations from Singapore to Frankfurt, onward to JFK will commence Nov. 1, departing SIN at 11:55 PM arriving FRA at 6:20 AM the next morning. Flights continue to JFK departing Frankfurt at 8:20 AM and arrive New York at JFK at 12:15 PM.
Starting Nov. 2, the New York to Frankfurt service departs JFK at 9:15 PM and arrives FRA at 9:50 AM the following day. The continuing service to Singapore departs FRA at 11:40 AM and arrives SIN at 6:50 AM the following morning.
Beginning Nov. 2, flights from Singapore to Hong Kong will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, departing SIN on at 8:25 AM, arriving HKG at 12:25 PM. Continuing service to San Francisco departs HKG at 1:40 PM, and arrives SFO at 10:40 AM the same day.
On Nov. 2, the San Francisco to Hong Kong operates three times weekly, also on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Flights depart SFO at 1:00 PM, arriving in HKG at 7:10 PM the following day. Onward service to Singapore departs HKG at 8:40 PM and arrives SIN 12:40 AM the following day.
With these flights restarting, Singapore Airlines says it will be operating 65 percent of its pre-COVID frequencies to the US. The resumption of additional routes, including the carrier’s direct Seattle-Singapore service and Houston-Manchester-Singapore flights, have yet to be announced.