Singapore Airlines is set to resume its nonstop Manchester-Singapore service beginning on 17 July 2021.
The announcement comes just days after SIA celebrated its 50th anniversary of flying from the UK.
The Manchester service will initially operate three times weekly to and from Singapore, with an A350-900 aircraft.
Itt is hoped that in time, this can gradually increase and also include the return of the westbound transatlantic connection to Houston.
Singapore Airlines has a long history at MIA and is the airport’s longest serving long-haul carrier, having operated continuously since 1986, until the Covid-19 pandemic forced 98% of its flights globally to be grounded last year.
The 2016 launch of transatlantic services to Houston, in its 30th year of Manchester operations, became the first Singapore Airlines has ever operated from the UK and in 2017, it also introduced the first commercial A350 flight from Manchester.
Mohamed Rafi Mar, General Manager, UK and Ireland, said: “Manchester have been a key part of our route network for over 30 years and we are delighted to be able to make our return.”
Manchester Airport’s Managing Director, Karen Smart said: “We are pleased to hear Singapore Airlines will be resuming its direct service from Manchester next month. Singapore Airlines is one of our longest serving airlines and we know its routes have been extremely popular with passengers from across the North over the years.”