Stockholm will become the second Scandinavian city in Singapore Airlines (SIA) route network in May 2017, when the carrier introduces flights to Sweden’s capital, via Moscow.
Subject to regulatory approvals, flights to Stockholm will be launched on May 30, 2017, and will be operated with Airbus A350-900 aircraft — the latest addition to the SIA fleet. The new flights will complement SIA’s existing flights to Copenhagen in Denmark, boosting connectivity between Southeast Asia and Northern Europe.
SIA currently operates four weekly flights to the Russian capital Moscow from Singapore. From May 30, frequency will increase to five per week and the flights will continue on to Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport.
Star Alliance partner Scandinavian Airlines will codeshare on the new services. Subject to approval from competition authorities, the new services will also be included in a joint venture agreement between the two airlines that took effect in 2013 covering flights between Scandinavia and Singapore.
“This is another example of how together with partners we can jointly offer more travel options for our customers, bringing Southeast Asia and Scandinavia closer in addition to meeting increasing demand for travel between Southwest Pacific and Northern Europe”, said SIA’s CEO, Goh Choon Phong.
“With the new services to Stockholm complementing existing flights to Copenhagen, customers will soon have the choice of two convenient gateways to explore the increasingly popular Nordic countries.”
The new A350-900 aircraft are fitted with 253 seats, including 42 in Business class, 24 in Premium Economy Class and 187 in Economy Class.
Asian Aviation is the general sales agent for Singapore Airlines for Greece and Cyprus.