Singapore Airlines is launching service to Munich, Germany’s third-largest city, on March 28, 2010.
The five-times-weekly flights will operate Singapore-Munich-Manchester, departing Singapore on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, using Boeing 777-300ERs.
As a result, customers travelling between Singapore and Manchester will have more SIA flights to choose from, up from the existing three flights a week.
Munich will be Singapore Airlines’ second destination in Germany after Frankfurt, which the airline serves with two daily flights, one of which carries on to New York.
“As a key commercial and cultural centre in Germany which successfully marries tradition and modernity against a backdrop of a spectacular landscape, Munich has something for everyone, whether you are travelling for business or leisure,” says Huang Cheng Eng, Singapore Airlines’ executive vice president marketing and the regions.
The schedule calls for SIA’s flight SQ328 to leave Singapore’s Changi International Airport (SIN) at 10:45 p.m.and arrive at Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss International Airport (MUC) at 5:45 a.m. the next day. The aircraft departs MUC again at 6:35 a.m. to reach Manchester Airport (MAN) at 8:00 a.m. For the return flight, SQ327, the 777-300ER departs MAN at 9:20 a.m., arriving at MUC at 12:25 p.m. It leaves MUC again at 1:35 p.m. and reaches SIN at 7:40 a.m. the next day. All times are local.
Munich is home to more than 1.3 million inhabitants and is southern Germany’s largest city. It is famous for its celebration of the world’s largest folk festival, Oktoberfest, an annual 16-day festival with traditional German fare and festivities. In 2010 the city will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest.
Munich is known for its proximity to famous landmarks such as Neuschwanstein Castle, often depicted as the fairy-tale castle of King Ludwig II and the stunning Bavarian Alps. It is also home to numerous parks, world-famous companies like BMW and one of the world’s leading football clubs, Bayern Munich.
The new Munich flights will increase Singapore Airlines’ service frequency between Singapore and Germany to 19 times weekly.