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Starting on January 20, 2021, Singapore Airlines once again be operating three flights per week between Singapore and Munich, Germany.
Flights from Singapore will take place on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, while those from Munich will depart on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. An Airbus A350-900 will service the route and will also transport cargo to and from Asia.
“We are delighted that Singapore Airlines, one of Asia’s most prestigious airlines, is restarting regular service in Munich. Resuming the non-stop link between Munich and Singapore sends a very important signal, especially in these challenging times. Providing a well-established connection for business travelers and an efficient route for cargo, the Singapore Airlines flights will help to bring back some semblance of normality. I hope that all travelers will soon once again have the opportunity to make the most of the exceptional service that Singapore Airlines offers from Munich,” said Jost Lammers, CEO of Munich Airport.
“Our flights to Munich have always been close to our hearts ever since we started operations in 2010. The Bavarian capital is the perfect gateway for corporate and leisure travellers from southern Germany and Austria, and the resumption of the Singapore Airlines service from Munich to Singapore provides excellent access to Asia, Australia and New Zealand. This development affirms our confidence of incipient market recovery and we look forward to welcoming our customers onboard soon,” states Sek Eng Lee, Regional Vice President Europe Singapore Airlines.
Meanwhile, Singapore Airlines (SIA) customers will be able to book their pre-departure Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and serology tests, and receive their results on a one-stop online portal. The pre-departure test service is currently available to Singapore Airlines and SilkAir passengers departing from Singapore, Jakarta and Medan, as part of its pilot test phase. There are plans to expand this service to more cities in the SIA and SilkAir network over the next few months if the pilot is successful.
With pre-departure testing becoming a mandatory requirement for more countries, this new service would allow SIA’s customers to book their test appointments on an online booking portal securely and seamlessly after making their flight bookings.
Customers can make an appointment for a pre-departure test with their preferred clinic from the list of recognised testing facilities available on the online portal. They will also receive their test results through the same portal, which they can then present upon check-in at the airport. These test results will come with a QR code that enables airport check-in staff and Singapore immigration authorities to verify under the new digital health verification process that SIA is piloting with the International Air Transport Association. The portal will also be able to house digital health passes documenting passengers’ Covid-19 status.
Ms. JoAnn Tan, Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, Singapore Airlines says: “Piloting this one-stop pre-departure test is part of our ongoing efforts to provide passengers with a vital service during this time, as well as a more seamless pre-flight experience. By housing all necessary pre-departure information on one platform, our passengers can enjoy a much more streamlined booking experience with Singapore Airlines.”
Read the Singapore COVID-19 Entry Requirements before booking your flight.