Singapore Airlines to Focus on Its Largest Market India as COVID Restrictions Eased

Singapore Airlines has been redeploying the A380 in two key markets, New Delhi and Mumbai to Singapore, since mid-March.

Highlights

  • Singapore Airlines is currently focusing on its largest market, India, as no further testing is required.
  • From Tuesday, the majority of Singapore's COVID restrictions will be lifted, including travel restrictions for vaccinated passengers.
  • On March 14th, the aircraft arrived in Mumbai after a two-year wait, and on April 16th, the first superjumbo arrived in Delhi for perhaps the first time since 2020.

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From Tuesday, the majority of Singapore's COVID restrictions will be lifted, including travel restrictions for vaccinated passengers. Singapore Airlines is currently focusing on its largest market, India, as no further testing is required.

Singapore Airlines has been redeploying the A380 in two key markets, New Delhi and Mumbai to Singapore, since mid-March. On March 14th, the aircraft arrived in Mumbai after a two-year wait, and on April 16th, the first superjumbo arrived in Delhi for perhaps the first time since 2020.

Over the last three months, COVID travel restrictions have been gradually removed, with Singapore moving from requiring repeated on-arrival tests to no longer requiring any testing for vaccinated visitors as of April 26th. The completion of testing will be a huge boost for travel from India, with SIA expecting to capitalise on increased demand over the summer.

While Delhi and Mumbai may be the most important markets, Singapore has worked with Scoot, its low-cost arm, to expand its presence across the country during the outbreak.

The broad schedule now in place reflects the fact that Singapore is home to both point-to-point and transit travellers. While India has put a restriction on connecting flights until March 27th, SIA can currently fly passengers to Australia and the West Coast as it did previously.

Datchanapriya is a journalism and mass communication student from Chennai. Has always been passionate about writing and connecting with people.

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