Singapore Airlines has announced plans to expand its operations towards the United Kingdom in June 2024.
The carrier will launch new nonstop flights to London Gatwick, the secondary port to London Heathrow.
Ultimately, with the addition of Gatwick, there’s now an increase in the number of European destinations served, with 14 ports present. All these play an essential role in enhancing connectivity.
Behind Singapore Airlines’ New Route
Singapore’s service from Changi to Gatwick will commence on June 21, 2024, operating as SQ310/309, with five weekly services to be offered.
However, even after the announcement, the route is still subject to regulatory approval. Once approved, the route will become hugely pivotal to the UK network.
The carrier says the Airbus A350-900 in the long-haul configuration will be deployed towards Gatwick. These Airbus A350s are configured to seat 253 people across three cabin classes.
Additionally, Singapore Airlines notes the specific makeup sees 42 in Business Class, 24 in Premium Economy and 187 in Economy.
Once the Gatwick service launches Singapore Airlines, commitment to London will bring weekly services to 33, up from the previous 28.
Departure from Changi is scheduled at 2355, arriving the following morning on June 22 at 0625 into London. SQ309 operates the return leg, departing at 1015 and arriving in Singapore Changi at 0620 the next day.
Singapore Airlines has opted for these times to ensure optimal connectivity across mainline SIA and Scoot services to New Zealand, Australia and other South East Asia connections.
The London-bound flight will depart Changi on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Comments From Executives
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.Mr Dai Haoyu, Acting Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, Singapore Airlines
Renowned as one of the world’s best carriers, we are delighted to welcome Singapore Airlines to London Gatwick. It showcases the high regard in which Gatwick is held, and connecting to the impressive Changi Airport is a big boost for the whole region. For passengers across London and the South East, the new route will provide huge connectivity potential, not only to the fantastic destination of Singapore, but more widely across South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. With significant increases in trade between the UK and Singapore in recent years, the service also provides exciting opportunities for local and regional businesses.Mr Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive Officer, London Gatwick