Flights of Fancy: British Airways resumes flights between Singapore and Sydney after two years

British Airways’ first passenger flight between Singapore and Sydney since April 2020 will take to the skies on 28 March 2022. The daily stopover service will allow customers to travel to and from Singapore to Sydney. Following the news that Australia is reopening its borders to fully vaccinated international travellers, the resumption of the route will enable people in the UK and Australia to reunite with loved ones following a long period of separation caused by Covid-19.

Whether visiting friends or family, starting a new term at university or simply taking a short break to discover Sydney’s famous Opera House, Bondi Beach and the Blue Mountain National Park, you can fly in comfort with British Airways.

Flight BA15 will be operated by the state of the art Boeing 787-9 and is scheduled to depart from London on 27 March and will arrive in Singapore on 28 March at 1745 local time. The flight will depart from Singapore on 28 March at 1925 local time and arrive in Sydney on 29 March at 0610 local time. The returning flight BA16 will depart from Sydney at 1550 local time and will arrive in Singapore at 2105 local time and then depart at 2235 local time connect to London Heathrow.

Noella Ferns, British Airways’ Head of Sales, Asia Pacific, said: “We can’t wait to welcome our customers back on board our Sydney flights reuniting families and friends with their loved ones after such a long time apart.

“The safety of our customers and colleagues has always been at the heart of everything we do.  We know some customers won’t have flown for a long time, and we can assure them we have a range of Covid-19 measures in place to provide stress and hassle-free travel.”

Customers booking with British Airways can do so with absolute confidence, thanks to the airline’s flexible booking policy, and are able to exchange their booking for a voucher or move their dates without incurring a change fee. British Airways’ online Covid hub includes information on flexible bookings, testing, how to use a voucher and what the British Airways flying experience looks like for those that haven’t travelled for some time.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has removed the pre-departure test requirements for all passengers transferring or transiting through Singapore week effective 21 February 2022.  Arriving passengers in Singapore no longer need to perform an on-arrival PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test at Changi Airport and the seven-day ART testing after arrival will also cease. Instead, they will have up to 24 hours from their entry into Singapore to take a supervised self-swab (SSS) Antigen Rapid Test (ART) at one of the testing centres located across Singapore. This will not only help reduce costs but will also enhance customer convenience.

British Airways has introduced a number of measures at the airport and on board to look after the safety and wellbeing of its customers and colleagues. Prior to travel, customers will also receive details of how they can prepare for their journey, including information on discounted testing providers.

British Airways cleans all key surfaces including seats, screens, seat buckles and tray tables after every flight and each aircraft is completely cleaned from nose to tail every day. The air on all flights is fully recycled once every two to three minutes through HEPA filters, which remove microscopic bacteria and virus clusters with over 99.9% efficiency, equivalent to hospital operating theatre standards. The airline has also partnered with Dettol to offer a range of products to keep its customers and colleagues safe in the air and on the ground.

To help customers navigate the changing entry requirement and facilitate a seamless journey, customers can choose to download the VeriFLY app before departing to London. The digital health app allows customers to combine their travel verification documents and Covid-19 test results in one place and confirming their eligibility with a few simple steps. 

British Airways is making improvements to customer experience and is reinforcing its commitment to put sustainability at the heart of customer journey.

British Airways is introducing new plant-based menus across its lounges, removing single-use plastic bottles, installing water stations and offering colleagues training in sustainability. For more information about our BA Better World Sustainability programme visit ba.com/babetterworld.

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