Singapore Airlines celebrates 25 years at Manchester Airport

1st Apr 2011
Singapore Airlines celebrates 25 years at Manchester Airport

Singapore Airlines today celebrates its 25th year of service at Manchester Airport, making it the longest serving long haul airline continuing to operate at Manchester Airport with its first flight taking place on 1st April 1986. To mark the occasion Singapore Airlines is offering a special 25th anniversary rate for travel to Singapore on its Business class, from £2690, and First class, From £4240.

Over the last 25 years, Singapore Airlines has seen its Manchester-Singapore service increase in frequency, as well as incorporate a stopover at Munich, reflecting the local popularity of the route by allowing customers in Manchester and the North West the opportunity to experience the airline’s latest product offerings.

Joey Seow, General Manager Singapore Airlines UK and Ireland, commented on the anniversary: “Since 1986, Singapore Airlines has operated a service from Manchester to Singapore, which we saw increase to a daily service in September 2010. We are committed to providing our customers in Manchester and the wider North West region with the best in-flight product and service and look forward to offering Northern England further improvements to the service over the next 25 years.” 

Thanks to the airline’s regional operations, customers from Manchester and the North West have been able to enjoy Singapore Airlines’ celebrated award-winning service as well as access to its global route network – providing local travellers with greater choice and convenience of holiday destinations in South East Asia and beyond.

Andrew Harrison, Managing Director of Manchester Airport said: “Singapore Airlines is a world class brand and an important part of Manchester Airport’s history. The link it has provided for the last 25 years between the cities of Manchester and Singapore has become a vital part of this region’s business and leisure global connectivity. We are proud to celebrate this important anniversary with Singapore Airlines and look forward to continuing our successful relationship.”


The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft service from Manchester offers customers the best of Singapore Airline’s unique product offerings, including a First Class seat (with a 23-inch screen) which converts into the industry’s largest full-flat bed, a 30-inch lie-flat Business Class seat, the widest in its class (with a 15.4-inch screen), and an Economy Class seat specially designed to provide an unparalleled level of comfort and space.


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