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Singapore Airlines to resume fifth freedom Manchester-Houston route – Business Traveller

This fifth-freedom route is to restart on December 1.

Singapore Airlines (SIA) had suspended its Singapore-Manchester-Houston service since the start of the pandemic.

It resumed Singapore-Manchester this summer, and now Manchester-Houston is to follow next month.

Flights will operate three times a week (Wednesday, Friday and Sunday in both directions) with an A350-900 configured for 42 business, 24 premium economy and 197 economy class seats.

Schedules are:

  • SQ52 departing Manchester at 1005, arriving into Houston at 1425
  • SQ51 departing Houston at 1850, arriving into Manchester at 0930 the following day

Commenting on the news, SIA’s GM for UK and Ireland Mohamed Rafi Mar said that the airline was “delighted to resume our Houston flights and offer more travel options to our passengers from the Manchester region”.

Meanwhile Karen Smart, MD at Manchester airport, also commented:

“Pre-pandemic this service was very popular with our passengers across the North. With the US opening up to British passengers from November 8 this route will be well received by the three million people across our catchment area that fly to and from America each year.”

Business Traveller‘s Tom Otley sampled this route soon after it was launched several years ago. His detailed report can be read here:

Flight review: Singapore Airlines A350-900 business class

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