Singapore Airlines is cutting back on many flights across its global network, as the outbreak of the Coronavirus Covid-19 is causing a large drop in demand for travelling through North Asia and South East Asia at the moment. The cancellations span from March to May 2020. Flights within Asia are affected the most, followed by European and Australian flights as well.
In a statement issued by Singapore Airlines, the airline said,
Singapore Airlines and SilkAir will temporarily reduce services across our network due to weak demand as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Details of the affected flights can be found here.
We will continue to monitor the situation and make further adjustments as necessary.
Affected customers will be notified and re-accommodated onto other flights.
Here is a list of the flights cancelled by Singapore Airlines and Silk Air for their Indian operations.
- Flights between Singapore & Cochin (MI462) cancelled on March 5,6,7,11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
- Flights between Cochin & Singapore (MI461) cancelled on March 6,7,8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
- Flights between Singapore & Mumbai (SQ426) cancelled on March 7, 14, 21, 28
- Flights between Mumbai & Singapore (SQ425) cancelled on March 8, 15, 22, 29
Some of the other major flights being cancelled are to Australia, including those to Sydney (17 cancellations), Melbourne (9 cancellations), Brisbane (3 cancellations), Perth (15 cancellations), Darwin (14 cancellations) and Cairns (7 cancellations). Europe will see massive cancellations as well with London getting 20 one-way cancellations.
These cancellations follow announcements by Cathay Pacific recently which cancelled a massive number of flights in many batches due to the continued decline in demand for travelling via Hong Kong and shut down Hong Kong Lounges as well.
If your plans are affected due to this Singapore Airlines cancellation, do reach out to them or to your travel agent to make sure everything is put in place for you.