SIA passenger capacity will increase by 15% by the end of 2020


Singapore Airlines will see an increase in passenger capacity by 15% by the end of the year, as they are going to increase the flight routes gradually.

During an earlier update by the airlines, they had stated that their passenger capacity would reach about 11% of its pre-COVID 19 pandemic levels by the month-end of November. Furthermore, the national carrier also announced that, by the end of its financial year in March 2021, it expects to be operating at less than 50 percent of its normal capacity. Silk Air will be reinstating the flight to 4 different locations the airline carrier and their regional arm that is silk air is going to reinstate flight to four other places in the span of the next three month

  • Brunei,
  • Fukuoka in Japan,
  • Kathmandu in Nepal, and
  • Male in the Maldives.

They will also increase the flight routes on some of the existing routes, and by the December end, they will commence their daily flight to Bangkok. By November, Melbourne’s daily flights will also commence, and by the end of December, they will have two daily flights to Melbourne. They will further increase the flight frequency in other cities like Amsterdam, Dhaka, Hongkong, etc. As far as cancellations are concerned, some flights are going to get cancelled, though they haven’t mentioned which ones, All the flights which were scheduled for October to December and aren’t listed in the updated schedules will be cancelled, and the customers will get the notification through emails and SMS. All other flights initially scheduled for October to December, but not listed in its updated schedule, are cancelled. IATA has also downgraded its traffic forecast and stated that there is a decline of 66 percent. This is worse than the estimate, which was at 63 percent.

IATA further states that the air passenger recovery services were stopped in the mid of august based on the data as the government has put up restrictions because of the new COVID 19 outbreak.


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