Singapore Airlines to launch London Gatwick service – Business Traveller

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will launch its inaugural nonstop flights between its Singapore hub and London’s Gatwick airport in June 2024, operating the five-times a week service with the long-haul variant of its Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

Together with its current four-times daily services to London’s Heathrow airport, this will bring the total number of flights to the United Kingdom’s (UK) capital to 33 weekly services from today’s 28 weekly services.

Star Alliance member SIA also operates five-times weekly services to Manchester airport.

Subject to regulatory approval, flight SQ310 will operate on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

The inaugural flight will depart Singapore for Gatwick at 2355 on 21 June 2024 and arrive in London at 0625 on 22 June 2024.

The return leg, flight SQ309, will operate from Gatwick to Singapore on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, departing at 1015 on 22 June and arriving in Singapore at 0620hrs on 23 June 2024.

The early morning arrival offers customers options to connect to SIA and Scoot flights to destinations across Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

SIA’s long-haul A350-900s feature 253 seats in three cabin classes: 42 in 1-2-1 configured business class, 24 in premium economy class, and 187 in economy class.

The addition of Gatwick increases the number of European destinations in the SIA network to 14 – Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London (Heathrow), London (Gatwick), Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, and Zurich.

“London has always been a very important market for the Singapore Airlines Group. With the introduction of this new service to London’s 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 options to other points in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region,” comments Dai Haoyu, SIA acting senior vice president marketing planning.

“Passengers arriving from Singapore will benefit from London Gatwick’s outstanding connections, with our newly redesigned train station providing direct access to the heart of London in less than 30 minutes, alongside services to world-famous cities such as Cambridge and the UK’s beautiful south coast,” says Gatwick airport chief executive officer, Stewart Wingate.

Tickets for SIA’s flights to London’s Gatwick airport will be progressively made available for sale through the various distribution channels from 19 December 2023.

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