There are some little known oddities in the Singapore Airlines network, driven by the desire to serve as many cities as possible and to cover distances which its fleet cannot fly non-stop.
The best known is Frankfurt to New York, which is a continuation of the Singapore to Frankfurt flight. I reviewed Singapore Airlines First Class on this route back in 2014 and am hoping to do it again, to review the brand new A380 First Class Suite, in 2022.
There is also, conveniently for UK readers, Manchester to Houston.
Coming up, from next week is a new route.
Singapore Airlines is launching Milan Malpensa to Barcelona from 17th January. It will be an extension of the existing Singapore to Milan flight.
Singapore Airlines has actually been flying between Milan and Barcelona for some time, but was not allowed to sell stand-alone tickets for the European leg. All of the necessary regulatory approvals are now in place.
The service operates three times per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday as follows:
- Milan 07.15 – Barcelona 08.50
- Barcelona 10.10 – Milan 11.50
The aircraft type is an Airbus A350-900.
Whilst I doubt many of you fly between Milan and Barcelona, there are a lot of people who would love to try out Singapore Airlines business class, even if only for a 100-minute flight. This is a cheaper and more convenient option than heading to Singapore!
Cash fares are around €260 one-way in Business Class and it should be available on miles via any Star Alliance programme. Via Lufthansa Miles & More, a one-way flight is 25,000 miles + €25. Oddly, at the time of writing it hadn’t been loaded into the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer booking system.
You can book on the Singapore Airlines website here.