Singapore Airlines announces Brussels, its 16th European airport

Singapore Airlines announces Brussels, its 16th European airport

Singapore Airlines began Dusseldorf from July 2016, followed by Stockholm ARN, via Moscow DME, from May 2017. Brussels, starting in October 2020, will be the airline’s 16th European destination on a passenger basis. The airline’s cargo subsidiary already serves the Belgian capital.

Singapore Airlines today, 16th December, announced its next European destination on a passenger basis: Brussels. (It is already served by its freighters.) The Belgian capital will be its 16th European airport for passengers.  It’ll be served four-weekly by the A350-900 from the 25th October 2020.  anna.aero recently looked at the airline’s top-20 connecting routes.

Source: OAG Mapper. Brussels will be the carrier’s 16th European airport for passengers. Note: it serves Stockholm ARN via Moscow DME, and Manchester continues onto Houston IAH.

Brussels – Singapore isn’t a large P2P market

In the past year, 33,000 flew Brussels-Singapore-Brussels on a P2P basis, with the most – 16% – via Frankfurt.  This 33,000 was almost flat YOY.

The new service will depart Singapore at 2355 and arrive back, two days later, at 0655.  These timings are very similar for most of the airline’s European operations, enabling strong two-way connectivity.

Singapore Airlines announces Brussels, its 16th European airport

Source: OAG Schedules Analyser. This is the wave structure for Singapore Airlines and SilkAir in the w/c 8th December 2019.

Singapore Airlines to target strong demand to Asia and Australasia 

In the past year, 1.1 million flew Brussels to/from Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, and Australasia.  Of these, 507,000 were to/from Southeast Asia and Australasia, with 454,000 connecting.  Based on Singapore Airlines’ bank structure and two-way connectivity, key targeted markets and traffic that it will focus on are:

Bangkok 141,100
Hong Kong 58,500
Denpasar  48,300
Manila 40,800
Phuket 37,600
Kuala Lumpur 22,900
Ho Chi Minh City 20,100
Hanoi 19,300
Jakarta 18,400
Sydney 17,000
Melbourne 13,400
Taipei 13,100
Guangzhou 12,400

Comments

  1. Joan says:

    They also serve Madrid! Not represented in that map…

  2. Héctor says:

    Their next destination should be Madrid then. It’s a huge gap on their European network (5th European airport) and could be the ideal platform to come back to South America (specially Brazil or Mexico) or North Africa (Morocco). An other option could be an agreement with United or Air Canada to continue to USA or Canada as they do via Manchester.

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