Scoot has announced its first UK route. The carrier is set to offer the only low-cost non-stop service between Gatwick and Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok.
Three months after the airline relaunched its direct flights from Manchester to Singapore, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has confirmed the return of its non-stop Manchester-Houston service.
Singapore has introduced vaccinated travel lanes for travellers from the UK and a number of other European countries, removing the need to quarantine. The decision is effective from October 19th.
Singapore Airlines and London family gin distiller, Hayman’s, have partnered to launch a commemorative gin. The drink will celebrate the airline’s 50th anniversary of flying between London and Singapore.
The flight will operate three times weekly to and from Singapore, with an A350-900 aircraft. It is hoped this can gradually increase and include the return of the westbound connection to Houston.
Initially operating three times weekly, the journey in 1971 took almost 18 hours, as the aircraft made stops in Rome, Bahrain and Mumbai on its way from London Heathrow to Singapore.
The airline said the move reinforced a long-standing strategy of working towards decarbonisation and environmental sustainability across its operations.
Singapore Airlines has announced the appointment of Mohamed Rafi Mar as general manager for the United Kingdom. Mar replaces Sheldon Hee, who has been posted back to head office in Singapore.
All three passenger airlines within the SIA Group are among the first carriers in the world to operate flights with a full complement of vaccinated pilots and cabin crew.