In 2015, Singapore Airlines reported that they’re making losses on almost all their long-haul routes. Interestingly, we haven’t really seen them reduce long-haul operations since then. In fact, they’ve been launching new routes instead to cities like San Francisco and Stockholm. Perhaps the A350 is helping their profitability somewhat, but you’d think capacity would at least be reduced in some markets.
Well, it seems like Singapore can’t get enough of Scandinavia. Routesonline reports that Singapore will be upgrading their Copenhagen route to a Boeing 777-300ER. The route was previously served by the smaller 777-200. This is significant as an overall increase in capacity should lead to more award space in all cabins. The biggest news is that First Class will finally be introduced on this route.
Unfortunately it seems like most dates, if not all, are served by their reconfigured 777-300 with just four first class seats. Even so, award availability is fantastic given that First Class has just gone on sale.
115,000 miles one-way is quite expensive, though at least the taxes are only SG$34 after their recent devaluation. Luckily Singapore miles are quite easy to collect through flying and credit card transfers. If you’re looking for a getaway to Southeast Asia over Christmas or New Years, you might have a chance at snagging several First Class seats on this route. Overall, I’m very excited about this capacity increase. Go Scandinavia!