Singapore Airlines to launch non-stop services to London Gatwick in June 2024
Singapore Airlines (SIA) will launch its inaugural non-stop flights between Singapore and London’s Gatwick Airport in June 2024, operating the five-times weekly services with the long-haul variant of its Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
Together with its current four-times daily services to London’s Heathrow Airport, this will bring the total number of flights to the United Kingdom’s (UK) capital to 33 weekly services from today’s 28 weekly services. SIA also operates five-times weekly services to Manchester Airport.
Subject to regulatory approval, flight SQ310 will operate on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The inaugural flight will depart Singapore for Gatwick Airport at 2355hrs (local time) on 21 June 2024 and arrive in London at 0625hrs (local time) on 22 June 2024. The return leg, flight SQ309, will operate from Gatwick Airport to Singapore on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The inaugural return flight will depart at 1015hrs (local time) on 22 June 2024 and arrive in Singapore at 0620hrs on 23 June 2024. The early morning arrival offers customers options to connect to SIA and Scoot flights to destinations across South East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
SIA’s long-haul A350-900s feature 253 seats in three cabin classes: 42 in Business Class, 24 in Premium Economy Class, and 187 in Economy Class. London’s Gatwick Airport is the ideal gateway for travellers looking to explore the capital and the South East of England. The airport also offers transport services into central London, with trains connecting travellers directly to major hubs such as London Blackfriars, London Bridge, City Thameslink, St. Pancras International, and London Victoria, where a number of key tourist attractions are located.
The addition of Gatwick increases the number of European destinations in the SIA network to 141, reflecting its firm commitment to enhancing its connectivity to this key region.
Mr 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.”
Mr 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. 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.” Tickets for SIA’s flights to London’s Gatwick Airport will be progressively made available for sale through the various distribution channels from 19 December 2023.