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Cape Town back on Singapore Airlines’ route network

While many international airlines are currently absent from the South African skies due to flight suspensions as a result of travel and flight bans imposed against South Africa by their governments, it is good news when an airline announces plans to add additional frequencies or destinations to its route network in South Africa.

SINGAPORE EASES TRANSIT RESTRICTIONS

Last month, Singapore eased its travel restrictions and announced that passengers with recent travel histories from South Africa were permitted to transit through Singapore. This effectively meant that Singapore Airlines was able to accept South African passengers on its flights from Johannesburg provided that they continue to other destinations and only use Singapore as a transit stop.

ADDING CAPE TOWN TO ITS ROUTE NETWORK

From 1 July, Singapore Airlines will offer Cape Town flights twice a week.  The airline will continue to operate five flights a week to Johannesburg but two of these flights will continue on to Cape Town before heading directly back to Singapore. 

PASSENGER VOLUMES TO AUSTRALIA ON THE RISE

The airline’s local marketing manager Sally George said Singapore Airlines was seeing an increase in bookings since transit restrictions for Singapore were eased last month. She told Travelnews that Australia was currently the airline’s top destination for South African passengers who were emigrating to Australia.

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