Singapore Airlines (SIA) is set to introduce non-stop flights between Singapore and London’s Gatwick Airport, commencing operations in June 2024.
The airline will operate these long-haul flights five times weekly, using the Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The proposed flight SQ310, subject to regulatory approval, is scheduled to run on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. This expansion, in addition to SIA’s existing four-times daily services to London’s Heathrow Airport and five-times weekly services to Manchester Airport, will result in a total of 33 weekly services connecting Singapore and London.
The inaugural flight from Singapore to Gatwick Airport is set for June 21, 2024, departing at 2355hrs local time and arriving in London at 0625hrs local time on June 22, 2024. The return leg, flight SQ309, will operate from Gatwick to Singapore on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, with the inaugural return flight departing at 1015hrs local time on June 22, 2024.
Dai Haoyu, Acting Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, Singapore Airlines, said: ‘London has always been a very important market for the Singapore Airlines Group. With the introduction of this new service to London’s Gatwick Airport, Singapore Airlines’ customers will have an additional flight to choose from when flying between Singapore and the UK. It also opens up additional travel options to other points in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.’
Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive Officer, 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 South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
‘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.’ SIA’s long-haul A350-900s, featuring 253 seats across three cabin classes (Business, Premium Economy, and Economy), will serve this route. Tickets for SIA’s flights to London’s Gatwick Airport are being progressively made available for sale through the various distribution channels.