Singapore Airlines Bets Heavy On New York With Three-Times Daily Service

Singapore Airlines moved its non-stop New York flight, the longest in the world, from Newark to New York JFK. Then as they rebuilt their schedules for a world where Covid-19 becomes endemic, they announced the return of their New York JFK – Frankfurt – Singapore service (along with their San Francisco – Hong Kong – Singapore service).

However that’s not the end of the story. They’re adding a second non-stop flight to the New York region, the return of Newark – Singapore service.

In a statement to Singapore-based travel site Mainly Miles, an airline spokesperson confirms:

We can confirm that Singapore Airlines will be operating three daily flights between Singapore and New York from 27 March 2022.

This will be the first time that SIA will operate three daily services to the city, and is part of the Airline’s continued efforts to strengthen its connectivity to the United States of America.

The Airbus A350ULR will operate:

  • Singapore – Newark, 11:35 pm – 6:00 am+1
  • Newark – Singapore, 10:25 am – 5:10 pm+1

This gives them late morning and late night non-stop departures in both directions, and connectivity with Star Alliance member United’s route network at Newark.

Singapore Airlines Airbus A350

The flight will not be a Vaccinated Travel Lane option which would provide for quarantine-free entry at this point, however. Business class saver awards booked through Singapore’s KrisFlyer program run 99,000 miles each way (no fuel surcharges).

The New York JFK flight, though, remains the world’s largest at around 3 miles longer than 9534 mile Newark (which had previously been world’s longest).

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  1. Singapore (Country & airline) is betting on becoming the new Hong Kong for American and European businesses. Pretty safe bet given the direction HK seems to be heading.

  2. @JetAway. A pretty good bet, in my estimation. There’s absolutely no reason to do business in Hong Kong now. Used to be the legal standards and corporate practices were a step above other places to do business, but now it’s just subject to Beijing’s “the rules are whatever we make up at the time” whims. HK is just another mainland Chinese city now.

  3. Since vaccines don’t stop transmission, or reduce spread…. what’s the point of a ‘vaccinated travel lane’.

    What’s the scientific reasoning behind that?

  4. @Don Vaccinations reduce hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths. In a place like Singapore, that’s critical to avoid overloading the health system.

  5. Carrie Lam has effectively killed Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong generally as a hub. CX used to have 4 NYC flights per day, so lots of extra lift will be needed to replace it. Sad for CX and a great pity for Hong Kong, but a huge opportunity for SQ.

  6. @Don – mRNA vaccines certainly DO reduce spread. They do not *stop* transmission but they reduce the likelihood of getting the virus, they help the body clear the virus more quickly, and increase the likelihood that virus is coated in antibodies make it less likely to spread too.

  7. It’s nice that the EWR and JFK nonstop schedules are offset to offer whole day coverage for that route.

  8. @Greg

    Those mRNA vaccines also cause heart attacks and destroy the immune system so when people do get Covid they are immunologically compromised and are more likely to die. The majority of people who have been hospitalized for Covid have been vaccinated. Any organization who tells you it’s the unvaccinated who are being hospitalized for Covid at a higher rate are lying. Vaccines have turned a mild virus for nearly all into something worse. Instead of natural antibodies, many have poor antibodies from the vax that don’t work great.

  9. @Jackson Waterson – You are totally incorrect on all counts. I won’t try to reason with you because you seem to be brainwashed. And FYI, 45 lost and there is no such thing as a stolen election.

  10. It looks like the JFK nonstop is not loaded into SQ’s schedule beyond October; I hope it continues into 2023 for my planned trip in that direction.

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