Singapore Airlines was established on May 1, 1947, and commenced operations in October 1972. It is the flag carrier of Singapore and has its main hub at Singapore Changi Airport. A Star Alliance member, Singapore Airlines is ranked 10th in the world for international passenger traffic and is among the top 15 carriers in the world in terms of revenue passenger kilometres. Also, in December 2010, Singapore Airlines achieved the feat of being the second largest airline in the world in terms of market capitalization, worth a whopping 14 billion USD, by the International Air Transport Association.
The Singapore Girl, dressed in the traditional sarong kebaya, is the iconic Singapore Airlines ambassador and is symbolises Asian hospitality.
IATA code: SQ
Singapore Airlines was the launch customer of the largest passenger aircraft, Airbus A380, and today operates a fleet of 106 aircraft. It continuously strives to maintain a young fleet, with an average age of 7 years and 7 months. As of now, it deploys all wide-body aircraft in its fleet with Airbus A330-300, A380-800, A350-900, and Boeing 777-200, 777- 200ER, 777-300, and 777-330ER.
Singapore Airlines flies to 35 countries across six continents; along with its subsidiary airline, SilkAir, Singapore Airlines travels to around 62 cities, making it the airline with the highest number of international routes in the Southeast Asian region. Few of the popular destinations include Tokyo, Darwin, Barcelona, Rome, Denpasar, Copenhagen, Singapore, Milan, Cape Town, Sao Paulo, Osaka, Houston, New York, Dubai, and Auckland.
Singapore Airlines also has bilateral aviation ties with the United Arab Emirates and offers more onward connections to passengers from Dubai.
Singapore Airlines has codeshare agreements with 30 other major carriers, connecting passengers even further. These codeshare airlines include Aegean Airlines, Air India, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EVA Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, JetBlue Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Australia, and Vistara.
Singapore Airlines offers five different types of cabin; Suites with individual cabins, private space, leather armchairs, separate beds, and international cuisines; First Class cabin with your personal space and cabin crew at your service; Business Class with flat beds and mini-work station facilities; Premium Economy Class with extra leg space and the Economy Class with extra comfort offerings.
Accounting for every external factor that may disrupt your dining experience in-flight, Singapore Airlines works with top chefs to curate the perfect meal for your flight by preserving the rich aroma and taste. You can reserve your meals 24 hours before flight departure with the Book the Cook facility.
With Singapore’s in-flight entertainment system, KrisWorld, passengers can keep themselves entertained for hours with non-stop movies, TV shows, music channels, radio broadcast, travel information, and video games.
Baggage allowances and size limitations depend on the route of the flight, so for detailed information, kindly visit the airline website. Generally, depending on your PPS/KrisFlyer/Star Alliance membership, you are entitled between 50-100 kg of checked-in baggage in Suites and First Class; between 40-80 kg for Business Class; between 35-60 kg for Premium Economy Class, and between 30-60 kg for Economy Class.
For Cabin baggage, up to 2 pieces are allowed per head for Suites, First Class, and Business Class travellers, and 1 piece each for Premium Economy and Economy Class passengers. No piece of carry-on baggage should exceed 7 kg or a total dimension of 115 cm.
Frequent flyer program
The frequent flyer loyalty program offered by Singapore Airlines is KrisFlyer and is a three-tier program. You start earning miles once you fly with either Singapore Airlines or any of its alliances, SilkAir or Star Alliance partners. Depending on the miles you collect by travelling, you will be upgraded to either KrisFlyer Elite Silver or KrisFlyer Elite Gold. An additional PPS (Priority Passenger Service) Club provides all privileges, and more, of Star Alliance Gold membership on Singapore Airlines and on Star Alliance members. The program allows you incentives such as lounge access, extra check-in baggage allowance, upgrades, hotel stay, and more.
Book Singapore Airlines flights online
Booking tickets online allows you to quickly scan through flight fares and times of your preferred journey dates and destination. Select the flight which suits your budget and travel time from the comfort of your home and manage your bookings online as well. Moreover, you can check-in online, check flight updates and status to track your flight.
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Contact number for its other offices in UAE can be found on their website.