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Singapore Airlines begins daily Cebu, Davao flights

Aviation Updates Philippines – Singapore Airlines is set to commence daily flights from Singapore-Changi to Cebu and Davao beginning Friday, April 1, 2022, the airline announced on Wednesday.

Photo from Singapore Airlines website

As previously reported by AUP, SIA will adopt a Singapore-Davao-Cebu-Singapore triangular routing for the new flights. This means Cebu-bound guests from Singapore will have to go through a short stop in Davao to drop off Davao-bound guests.

“The commencement of our operations to Davao and Cebu is a testament of our commitment to expand our operations in the region and grow our network. The new service will bring about a more comfortable and seamless travel experience for our customers travelling on our regional routes and further strengthen Singapore as a destination and a premier air hub by providing customers with greater convenience and connectivity. We look forward to welcoming our customers from Davao and Cebu on board, to experience a great way to fly,” said Singapore Airlines General Manager Philippines, Mr. Lee Yong Tat.

Flight SQ-906 will depart from Changi Airport at 12:35 pm (UTC+8) and arrive in Davao at 4:00 pm (UTC+8). The flight will then continue onto Cebu as it will again depart from Davao at 5:00 pm and will arrive at 6:00 pm. For the last leg of the route, SQ-906 will depart from Cebu at 6:50 pm and arrive in Singapore at 10:35 pm.

Singapore Airlines will fly the 162-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft on its new flights to Cebu and Davao. While unconfirmed, SIA’s reservation system shows that the newer Boeing 737-8 MAX variant will be deployed from May 1, 2022.

Fully-vaccinated guests can enjoy quarantine-free entry into Singapore, provided that they present a negative pre-departure test two days before the flight departure date and meet visa requirements. 

Moreover, passengers on SIA and Scoot flights can transit through Singapore regardless of vaccination status, as long as they meet the entry requirements to their final destination.

The commencement of flights to Cebu and Davao will be a first for Singapore Airlines. Subsidiary SilkAir previously operated the same triangular routing but ceased flying the route due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its eventual merger with mainline SIA.

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