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Singapore Airlines has announced plans to restart flights from Manchester Airport on July 17,2021. The three-times weekly flights will be using the new A350-900 aircraft.

The route schedule will be as follows (all times local):

SQ51 departs Manchester 1100, Monday, Thursday and Friday; arrives in Singapore 0700+1

SQ52 departs Singapore 0145, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday; arrives Manchester 0830.

Mr Mohamed Rafi Mar, General Manager, UK and Ireland, commented: “Manchester and the northwest region have been a key part of our route network for over 30 years, so while it was never our intention to have an enforced break in service as has happened due to the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, we are delighted to be able to make our return. As restrictions slowly ease, our dedicated Manchester staff are excited to welcome our customers back once more and we look forward to continuing our longstanding and deep connection with the city of Manchester and its surroundings.”Singapore Airlines had operated continuously from Manchester since 1986.

The airline says it also hopes to resume flights onward from Manchester to Houston. The 2016 launch of the transatlantic services to Houston, in the Airline’s 30th year of Manchester operations, became the first Singapore Airlines has ever operated from the UK and in 2017, the Airline also introduced the first commercial A350 flight from Manchester Airport, as the aircraft was introduced on the Singapore-Manchester-Houston route.

Manchester Airport’s Managing Director, Karen Smart said: “We are pleased to hear Singapore Airlines will be resuming its direct service from Manchester next month. Singapore Airlines is one of our longest serving airlines and we know its routes have been extremely popular with passengers from across the North over the years, both in terms of leisure and business travel. We look forward to working with our colleagues at Singapore Airlines to make this returning service a success, especially given the destination’s inclusion on the UK Government’s green list. Together, we hope to be able to relaunch the popular Houston service as soon as possible once travel to and from the United States is opened up.”

Source: singaporeairlines.com / BTN