Singapore Airlines made a surprising announcement last week when it launched a new route from Manchester.
Starting from the end of October, Singapore Airlines is launching a new Singapore – Manchester – Houston service.
It will run five days per week and use a three cabin Boeing 777-300 aircraft.
At present, Singapore Airlines runs the following:
Singapore – Munich – Manchester
Singapore – Moscow – Houston
Following the changes, Singapore – Moscow and Singapore – Munich will become point to point flights, with the aircraft flying back straight back home.
You will be able to buy tickets for the Manchester to Houston service which offers an interesting new opportunity for anyone in the energy sector based outside London. It will leave at 10.15am and land at 3.35pm which is very civilised, although it makes connections tight from other parts of the UK.
The Manchester to Singapore flight will depart at 11.35am, arriving at 8.20am the following day.
As a three-class Boeing 777-300, the plane will feature the old generation First Class seat.
There is one sad downside to this. The Manchester to Munich service will no longer operate. This was an EXCELLENT opportunity to try out Singapore Airlines in Business Class or First Class for a short 90 minute flight and was a great use of Star Alliance miles. If this was on your bucket list then you only have a few weeks to get your flight booked.