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Singapore Airlines (SIA) has launched new services from Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport and Manchester, UK, continuing to Singapore. The new Houston-Manchester flight represents SIA’s first-ever U.S. to UK operation, the airline said.
SIA will operate the route using a 278-passenger Boeing B777-300Extended Range aircraft, configured with eight seats in First Class, 42 in Business Class, and 228 in Economy Class.
SIA offers five weekly flights from Houston to Manchester, each with continuing service to Singapore Changi Airport, where travelers have connection options to more than 50 destinations throughout Asia. Travelers flying SIA to Manchester can also take advantage of new connections to Paris, Milan and Amsterdam via the carrier’s partnership with Flybe, providing seamless single-ticketing to these three popular European destinations.
The new Houston-to-Manchester service is being launched concurrently with SIA’s resumption of nonstop flights from the U.S. to Singapore and expanded operations in Los Angeles. SQ31, a new Airbus A350-900 aircraft and the 10,000th delivery from the manufacturer, debuted on October 23 with a nonstop, daily flight from San Francisco to Singapore. The company’s new Los Angeles-to-Seoul flight also launched on October 23 utilizing Boeing 777-300 Extended Range aircraft.