Singapore Airlines’ group’s Low-Cost carrier Scoot plans to introduce four-times-weekly non-stop flights between Singapore Changi Airport and Berlin Tegel Airport in the second half of 2018, operating on its Boeing 787 Dreamliners subject to regulatory approval. Sale of air tickets is expected to start in the first quarter of 2018. Berlin will be Singapore Airlines Group’s fourth destination in Germany after Düsselfdorf, Frankfurt and Munich which are operated by Singapore Airlines.
Germany is the largest economy in Europe while Berlin is a hub within Europe for technological innovation with a strong entrepreneurial and start-up culture. Berlin is rich for its art and culture and has been designated a “City of Design” by UNESCO in 2006 and included in UNESCO’s Creative Cities network.
This is fabulous news. I was in Berlin two months back for a ZEISS Future of Optics Convention and had to fly Singapore Airlines A380 from Singapore to Frankfurt and change to a connecting Lufthansa flight to Berlin. The short transit time in Frankfurt International Airport made it quite a nightmare rush to clear security and walk to the other terminal for my connecting flight.
The flight from Singapore to Berlin takes 13 hours while the return flight takes 12.5 hours.
Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa operate daily flights between Singapore and Frankfurt while Lufthansa will be introducing non stop direct flights between Singapore and Munich in March next year.
In October, Scoot also announced that it will be launching four-times-weekly flights from Singapore to Honolulu via Osaka from 19 December 2017 operating on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. On 20 June this year, it introduced non stop flights between Singapore and Athens becoming the only airline that flies this route to date.