From April this year, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will run a third daily flight to Kansai International Airport in Osaka.
The Airbus A330-300 aircraft will be operated. Flight SQ620 will take off from Singapore at 8.30 am, and touch down in Osaka at 4.10 pm. Flight SQ621 will serve as the return flight, leaving Osaka at 5.25 pm and arrive in Singapore at 11.05 pm.
The addition of a third daily service to Osaka would supplement almost 2000 seats per week in both directions.
The move was made to meet the rising demand for travel between Singapore and the Japanese city.
SIA’s other operations between the two Asian countries include six daily flights to Tokyo (Haneda Airport and Narita International Airport), and daily services to Fukuoka and Nagoya.
Silkair, the national carrier’s regional subsidiary, flies to Hiroshima thrice a week. Budget airline partner Scoot, operates 11 weekly services to Osaka, four to Sapporo, and 19 to Narita International Airport in Tokyo.
With the new extra routine flight to Osaka, SIA Group will now run a total of 114 weekly flights between Singapore and Japan.
The third daily service to Osaka, subject to regulatory approvals, is set to begin from 27 April.