Kuching became the latest city approved for transit flights through Singapore. This was according to to Singapore Airlines (SIA) who operates two other sister airlines, SilkAir and Scoot.
In an update on its website today, SIA said its customers, as well as SilkAir and Scoot’s can transit via Singapore Changi Airport from selected points in Asia, Europe and the South West Pacific region to any destination in the SIA Group network currently operated by the three airlines.
SIA noted that the transit flights, however, are only for outbound journeys from the cities.
“Passengers will not be able to transit from other points in the SIA Group network through Singapore into these cities,” it said.
Aside from Kuching, other cities also gaining such approval were Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, and Penang.
Besides Malaysia’s four cities, there are 33 others cities approved for transit flights through the republic.
The announcement is good as it now allows those from Kuching to travel directly to other destinations via Singapore, which is well known as a major hub for air travel in Asia.
However, my checks on Scoot’s website reveal that there are very limited flights on the airline from Kuching in August, but I assume that the number of flights will increase as the number of Covid-19 cases dwindle in both Singapore and Malaysia.