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About the airline
Singapore Airlines (SIA) is the flag carrier airline of Singapore. Flying from its primary air hub at Changi Airport, operates regular scheduled passenger and cargo flights to a range of destinations across South Asia, Oceania, East Asia and Southeast Asia.
Singapore Airlines, the flag carrier of Singapore was founded in May 1947 as Malayan Airways Limited, becoming Malaysian Airways Limited in 1963 when the Federation of Malaysia was formed. Malayan Airlines took its first flight between the British Straits Settlement and Kuala Lumpur in 1947.
The airline today operates a fleet of 109 aircraft routinely flying to over 60 international destinations. Its headquarters are based at Airline House on Airline Road, Singapore. During the 2013/2014 financial year, the airline recorded revenues in excess of S$19 billion, with a net income in excess of S$450 million.
Known as Singapore Airlines since 1972 when Malaysia-Singapore Airlines split, the company is headquartered at Changi Airport. While the airline is based in Singapore, it offers many international flights including to and from Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa. It was named second largest in the world in 2010 with a market capital in excess of USD 14 billion.
The airline is owned by the Singapore government and the majority holding company is Temasek Holdings. The company is headed up by CEO, Goh Choon Phong.
By the late 1950s the airline had acquired a large number of Douglas DC-3s. A completed A380 in Singapore Airlines branding was put on display at the Asian Aerospace 2006 exhibition, and in October 2007, Singapore Airlines took delivery of the first, largest aircraft in the world; the Airbus A380.
The airline counts among its subsidiaries the likes of Scoot, a low cost carrier, as well as SilkAir, Singapore Airlines Cargo, as well as TigerAir (their other low cost airline). SilkAir services more regionally focussed routes using short haul aircraft.
The airline is a member of the Star Alliance, and their frequent flyer programme is called KrisFlyer.
Flight Routes & Destinations
Singapore Airlines flies to over 60 destinations in 35 countries across six continents. Singapore Airlines travels to 35 countries, 63 destinations and across 6 continents, including Copenhagen, Istanbul, Perth, Kuala Lumpur, Munich, Dusseldorf, Amsterdam, Canberra, London, Kolkata, Dubai, Moscow, Auckland, Chengdu, Mumbai, Christchurch, Colombo, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Jakarta, Manchester, Brisbane, San Francisco, Bangkok, Adelaide, Denpasar in Bali, Shangai, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Sydney as well as Hong Kong, Zurich Milan and Singapore, to name but a few key international destinations.
The company also operates flights to and from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban in South Africa.
The airline maintains a strong Southeast Asian region, and is also a key carrier of air travellers visiting Australia. The airline presently enjoys codeshare agreements with the likes of Malaysia Airlines, Japan Airlines, US Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and SilkAir, it’s own low cost subsidiary.
The 2017 Fleet
The airline has a particularly young fleet consisting of Airbus A330s, A380s and Boeing 777s. The 2017 fleet features 111 aircraft from both Airbus and Boeing:
- Airbus A330-300: 26
- Airbus A350-900: 10
- Airbus A380-800: 19
- Boeing 777-200: 11
- Boeing 777-200ER: 12
- Boeing 777-300: 6
- Boeing 777-300ER: 27
Reservations: SA Contact Details
You can contact Singapore Airlines in South Africa by dialling 021 674 0601 for reservations, or alternatively contact their airport office on 021 934 5941 between 07:30 and 16:00 most weekdays. Alternatively, you can simply use the above flight booking form to book your own flights online – 24/7, 365!
On Board Entertainment
The airline offers in-flight entertainment with an impressive selection of movies, television programs, music and games. Selected flights offer internet connectivity and text messaging.
Suites and First Class: 50kg
Business Class: 40kg
Premium Economy Class: 35kg
Economy Class: 30kg
Suites / First Class / Business Class: 2 pieces with max of 7kg
Premium Economy Class / Economy Class: 1 piece with a max of 7kg
You can get a sense of the Premium Economy experience in the video below:
Rewards / Frequent Flyer Program
Singapore Airlines has two frequent flyer programs to reward passengers. The PPS Club program rewards premium class flyers for their loyalty, while the KrisFlyer rewards programme is designed to reward all flyers, regardless of class.
Partnerships and Codeshare Agreements
Singapore Airlines has codeshare agreements with Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, Garuda Indonesia, JetBlue, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, S7 Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, SilkAir, South African Airways, Swiss International Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, Virgin Australia and Sri Lankan Airlines.
Cabin and Flight Classes
The airline offers Luxury Suites, First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class. Fares vary from class to class and include all airport taxes and levies.
Passengers can check in online from 48 hours to 2 hours before flight departure time. The online check in system requires only that the passenger inputs their booking reference number and last name as it appears in their passport.
Contacting Singapore Airlines in SA
With offices in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, Singapore Airlines can be reached on the following numbers:
Tel: +27 11 880 8560 (Johannesburg)
Tel: +27 21 674 0601 (Cape Town)
Official ZA Website: www.singaporeair.com – NOT www.singaporeairlines.com or www.singaporeairlines.co.za.
Singapore Airlines in the News
Singapore Airlines the first carrier to bring Airbus A350 to Cape Town
Towards the end of 2016, Singapore Airlines became the first airline to fly the Airbus A350-900 to Cape Town. Flights on-board the A350-900 are now available from Singapore to Johannesburg and Cape Town on certain week days. It also has 253 seats. Singapore Airlines made their commitment to the South African market clear in a recent statement “Singapore Airlines is fully committed to the South African market and the deployment of our latest A350-900 reflects this”.
70 years of low airfares with Singapore
Singapore Airlines recently celebrated 70 years in the air with a huge travel fair featuring the biggest air fare deals. The airline invited passengers to take advantage of low round-trip specials with flights between Singapore and Asia from USD 160, flights to Australia from USD 570 and even flights to South Africa from USD 770.