Singapore Airlines has announced a five-time weekly direct service from London Gatwick to Singapore Changi Airport.
The route will commence from London on 22 June 2024, with a promotional lead-in fare of *£645pp return to Singapore, available to book on singaporeair.com.
The new Singapore Airlines service will complement the Airline’s four daily flights from London Heathrow and five weekly flights from Manchester, increasing to 38 direct flights from the UK to Singapore weekly.
As well as being Australia’s most frequent visitor with 140 weekly flights, Singapore Airlines will offer the fastest connecting service from the UK to Sydney, in 21 hours 40 minutes.
Flight SQ309 is currently scheduled to operate from London Gatwick’s North Terminal, departing at 10:15am and arriving in Singapore at 6:20am the next day.
The early arrival allows passengers to seamlessly transfer onto flights to Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand from award-winning Changi Airport.
The 13-hour flight will be operated with the Airbus A350-900, a highly fuel-efficient and quieter aircraft.
The 253-seat aircraft features three cabin classes, with 42 seats in Business Class, 24 in Premium Economy Class and 187 in Economy Class.
Passengers can sit back and enjoy world-class service, an award-winning wine collection, gourmet cuisine, and complimentary in-flight Wi-Fi as a KrisFlyer member.
Mohamed Rafi Mar, Singapore Airlines General Manager UK & Ireland, said: “We are excited to announce London Gatwick as our third UK gateway, offering customers more choice to Southeast Asia and beyond.
“There is growing demand for travel to Singapore, and as the exclusive airline providing a direct service from Gatwick, now is a great time to come on board and experience our world-class service from this internationally recognised airport.”
Stewart Wingate, CEO, London Gatwick said: “Renowned as one of the world’s best carriers, we are delighted to welcome Singapore Airlines to London Gatwick.
“It showcases the high regard in which Gatwick is held, and connecting to the impressive Changi Airport is a big boost for the whole region.
“For passengers across London and the South East, the new route will provide huge connectivity potential, not only to the fantastic destination of Singapore, but more widely across Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
“With significant increases in trade between the UK and Singapore in recent years, the service also provides exciting opportunities for local and regional businesses.
“Passengers arriving from Singapore will benefit from London Gatwick’s outstanding connections, with our newly redesigned train station providing direct access to the heart of London in less than 30 minutes, alongside services to world-famous cities such as Cambridge and the UK’s beautiful south coast.”
Promotional fares from London Gatwick to Singapore must be booked before 15 January 2024 at singaporeair.com, for travel in Business Class (22 June to 30 November 2024), and Premium Economy Class and Economy Class (22 June to 10 July 2024 and 14 August to 30 November 2024). Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply.
Flight schedules are for summer 2024 and subject to regulatory approval.
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