Singapore Airlines will fly non-stop between Singapore and Manchester from October 30 as part of its northern winter schedule.
In addition, services to Adelaide, Christchurch and Kolkata will increase during peak periods, while seasonal services to Sapporo will be operated in December.
The non-stop Singapore-Manchester flights will be operated five times weekly and will continue on to Houston, which is currently served via Moscow. Flight SQ52 will depart Singapore at 02:35 and arrive in Manchester at 09:00. Flight SQ52 will then depart Manchester at 10:15 and arrive in Houston at 15:35.
The return flight, SQ51, will depart Houston at 20:15 and arrive in Manchester at 10:05. Flight SQ51 will then depart Manchester at 11:35 and arrive in Singapore at 08:20.
Services to Christchurch will meanwhile increase to ten times weekly from seven times weekly between November 13 and February 5, 2017, while services to Adelaide will increase to ten times weekly from seven times weekly between December 1 and January 31, 2017. Services to Kolkata will increase to four times weekly in December, up from the current three weekly flights.
To cater to peak winter travel demand, the carrier will also operate seasonal services to Sapporo from December 1 to January 5, 2017, and a total of 24 round-trip Sapporo flights will be operated during this period.
With the launch of the Singapore-Manchester-Houston service, existing Moscow-Houston and Munich-Manchester services will be suspended from October 30. Both Munich and Moscow will continue to be served, however, on a non-stop basis to and from Singapore. Services to Munich will be operated daily, while services to Moscow will be operated four times weekly.
The airline will also operate daily non-stop flights between Singapore and San Francisco from October 23 using Airbus A350-900 aircraft.