By the end of next month Singapore Airlines will have restored service to all of the European destinations it plans to fly to. The Singapore flag carrier will serve 15 destinations, not planning to return to Stockholm or Dusseldorf and cancelling planned service to Brussels.
It’s adding a new flight, though, starting to serve travelers within Europe. The carrier will fly Singapore to Copenhagen, and then Copenhagen to Rome, as reported by Mainly Miles. But this won’t just be a way of connecting passengers one-stop between Italy and Singapore. It’s going to be selling tickets to people wanting to travel between Rome and Copenhagen, a so-called “fifth-freedom route.”
That means instead of experiencing typical limited service and uncomfortable seating on the 2 hour 20 minute journey between Italy and Denmark, passengers will experience Singapore Airlines long haul seats – flat beds in business class, and more legroom and arguably the world’s best seats in economy.
Singapore Airlines A350 Economy Seat
This new three day a week Airbus A350 service will operate as follows:
- Copenhagen – Rome, 8:15 a.m. – 10:35 a.m., Singapore Airlines SQ352 (Tue/Fri/Sun)
- Rome – Copenhagen, 8:35 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Singapore Airlines SQ351 (Mon/Wed/Sat)
The aircraft spends 22 hours on the ground in Rome, but that’s less than the 30 hours it had been spending on the ground in Copenhagen without this extension of service.
Award travel using Singapore Airlines Krisflyer miles runs 10,000 miles each way in economy; 17,000 miles in premium economy, and 30,500 miles in business class, plus about $27 in taxes and fees regardless of cabin. Cash fares start at around $89 each way in coach, generally undercutting pricing by fellow Star Alliance carrier Scandinavian on the route.
These flights are currently available through the end of October, when Singapore anticipates replacing them with non-stop Rome – Singapore service.