SIA to up frequency of flights to Ho Chi Minh

23 Oct 2014 by Clement Huang

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will increase the frequency of its Singapore–Ho Chi Minh service from late December, reports

The carrier currently flies between both cities two-times daily, but will raise this to a total of 17 services per week. The three additional services will be operated by an Airbus A330-300 every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday as flight SQ184 and SQ183.

The away leg sees SQ184 depart the Lion city at 1350, to arrive in Ho Chi Minh at 1500. For the return service, flight SQ183 will leave the Vietnamese city at 1615, and touch back down in Singapore at 1925.

Currently, the existing twice-daily services are operated by an A330-300 and Boeing 777-200. However, with the increase in capacity that the three new services are going to provide, SIA will replace the B777-200 with another A330-300.

This means that the Singapore–Ho Chi Minh route will soon be served exclusively with the Airbus A330-300. The aircraft change is currently scheduled to take place from March 29, 2015.

The A330-300 offers 30 angle-flat seats in business class, and 255 seats in economy. While the number of premium seats will remain the same as that on the B777-200, the capacity of economy class is lower than the 293 available on the Boeing aircraft.

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Clement Huang

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