Singapore Airlines flight SQ634, carrying 246 customers, departed yesterday afternoon on its inaugural journey from Singapore Changi Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport, marking a new chapter in the Airline’s operations to Japan.
SIA CEO Mr Chew Choon Seng joined customers and staff in celebrating the commencement of Singapore Airlines’ newest service at a pre-departure event at Changi Airport today. Customers were treated to refreshments as well as a special gift – two limited edition teacups – commemorating this landmark occasion.
The inaugural flight departed at 1546hrs and arrived in Haneda at 2305hrs. The return service, SQ633, was scheduled to depart Haneda at 0030hrs on 1 November and arrive in Singapore at 0655hrs. A celebratory event will also be organised for customers on the inaugural flight from Haneda.
With the introduction of twice-daily Tokyo Haneda flights, which are served with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, SIA is now offering customers even greater choice and convenience for travel to the Japanese capital.
Said Mr Bey Soo Khiang, SIA’s Senior Executive Vice President Marketing and Corporate Services: “Our twin operations to both Narita and Haneda airports enable us to offer our customers the best of both worlds. There is surely something for every traveller to Tokyo – be it Haneda’s ease of access to Tokyo’s main commercial districts and strong domestic network, or Narita’s international connectivity and proximity to Northeastern Tokyo and the Kanto region.”
Singapore Airlines now operates a total of 47 weekly flights to and from Japan. In addition to twice-daily flights to both Tokyo Narita and Tokyo Haneda, the Airline operates daily to both Nagoya and Osaka, and five-times-weekly to Fukuoka. More information about Singapore Airlines’ Tokyo flight schedules can be found in Annex A.