Three months after the Airline relaunched its direct flights from Manchester to Singapore, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced the return of its nonstop Manchester-Houston service, beginning on 01 December 2021.

The flight will operate three times weekly to and from Houston with an A350-900 aircraft and it is hoped that in time, it can gradually increase to its former schedule. With a choice of 42 Business Class, 24 Premium Economy Class and 187 Economy Class seats, passengers will enjoy comfortable journeys and attentive cabin crew service on state-of-the-art fuel-efficient aircraft.

Singapore Airlines’ history with Manchester Airport has been one of the longest on record. The Airline had been the airport’s longest serving long-haul carrier, having operated continuously since 1986, until the Covid-19 pandemic forced 98% of its flights globally to be grounded in March 2020.

Singapore Airlines launched its transatlantic services to Houston in 2016, during the Airline’s 30th year of Manchester operations. The flight became the first transatlantic route Singapore Airlines ever operated from the UK. In 2017, the Airline introduced the first commercial A350 flight from Manchester Airport, as the aircraft also debuted on the Singapore-Manchester-Houston route.

Mr Mohamed Rafi Mar, General Manager, UK and Ireland, commented: “We are delighted to resume our Houston flights and offer more travel options to our passengers from the Manchester region, after relaunching our flights to Singapore in the summer. Singapore Airlines looks forward to welcoming our customers on board our flights, where they will continue to enjoy our thoughtfully designed cabins and award-winning service.”

Karen Smart, Managing Director at Manchester Airport, said: “It’s great to see Singapore Airlines bring back its Houston service, which pre-pandemic was very popular with our passengers across the North. With the US opening up to British passengers from 8th November this route will be well received by the 3 million people across our catchment area that fly to and from America each year.”


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