Singapore Airlines brings the A380 back to JFK, restores Newark-Singapore non-stop flight

NEW YORK — Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced that it has resumed Airbus A380 service between New York John F. Kennedy Airport and Singapore's Changi International Airport with a stopover in Frankfurt Germany.


Not only does the move expand SIA’s NYC flight frequency by 50 percent, but it also introduces U.S. travelers to the ultra-luxurious SIA First Class Suite with up to 100 square feet of personal space.

“SIA is firmly committed to rebuilding our U.S. route network, and today’s relaunch of larger A380 aircraft and our re-start of nonstop flights at Newark are proof-positive of that commitment,” said Joey Seow, Regional Vice President – Americas for the carrier.

“The pandemic saw our flight schedule reduced from 57 weekly services to just 3. Since then, we’ve diligently worked to re-establish connectivity from key U.S. cities to Singapore, initially aided by the debut of Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights enabling quarantine-free entry to Singapore. With today’s flight restorations, along with the additional schedule growth planned in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Houston, we will expand to operate 62 weekly flights, or fully 108 percent of our pre-covid frequency, by June 2022. Despite the significant challenges of the past two years, we are excited to emerge from covid as a larger, stronger carrier serving a broader range of U.S. cities,” he said.

“In addition, SIA has recently re-entered the Canadian market for the first time in more than a decade, operating nonstop flights from Vancouver.”
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