Singapore Airlines cancels hundreds of flights, including 44 to London
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Singapore Airlines has adjusted some of its global operations as a result of the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 virus, also known as the coronavirus.
Airlines around the world have reduced frequencies and completely cut routes to China and other Asian destinations as a result of the outbreak. Singapore has elected to reduce and sometimes even cut completely routes to Mainland China. However, as of Tuesday, the airline is also set to cancel specific flights to other destinations in its network.
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In total, Singapore is cancelling the most flights on routes to Tokyo — both Haneda (HND) and Narita (NRT) airports. In addition, the airline is cancelling almost 80 flights to Seoul, as well as several routes to Taipei.
Two of the airline’s daily frequencies to and from London have been cancelled on select dates. The following 44 flights will be cancelled on the following dates:
- SQ318 Singapore (SIN) to London (LHR): Cancelled on 17 March, 3-7 May,10-14 May, 17-21 May, 24-28 May and 31 May
- SQ321 London (LHR) to Singapore (SIN): Cancelled on 17 March, 3-7 May, 10-14 May, 17-21 May, 24-28 May and 31 May
In addition to these frequencies to London, Singapore Airlines has also cancelled flights to other European destinations on select dates, such as Frankfurt (FRA), Paris (CDG), Copenhagen (CPH) and Dusseldorf (DUS).
In North America, Singapore is cutting one flight on its route from Singapore to New York via Frankfurt. On 10 May, SQ26 from Singapore to JFK is cancelled, and so is the return flight on 11 May, SQ25 from New York to Singapore. Additionally, the airline has cancelled some flights between Singapore and Los Angeles and Singapore and Seattle. You can view the full list of cancellations here (PDF).
Singapore said that it’s going to continue to monitor the situation. If demand as a result of the COVID-19 virus continues to slump, the airline could make further adjustments.
Passengers who were ticketed on a flight that has been cancelled will be contacted by the airline. However, if you have travel planned with Singapore Airlines coming up, it’ll be worth checking your reservation to make sure your flight hasn’t been affected by these cancellations — now or in the future.
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