Singapore Airlines Launches 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Event

Reaffirms Commitment to the Philippine Market 
with new Products and Services, and Expanded Network

18 February 2016, Makati City, Philippines Singapore Airlines (SIA) kicked off year-long celebrations for its 50th anniversary in the Philippines with the much-anticipated Showcase and Travel Fair 2016. The all-new Premium Economy Class cabin product, together with an introduction of the global network expansion with new destinations, were unveiled at the Glorietta Activity Center.

SIA Girl

Gracing the momentous occasion were Secretary Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya of the Department of Transportation and Communications, Undersecretary Benito Bengzon Jr of the Department of Tourism, Assistant Secretary Minda Cruz of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Her Excellency Kok Li Peng, Singapore’s Ambassador to the Philippines, as well as some 500 guests from the diplomatic corps, travel industry, various business sectors and the media.

Singapore Airlines’ Executive Vice President Commercial, Mr Mak Swee Wah, affirmed the Airline’s commitment in elevating the air travel and tourism landscape in the Philippines. “We first commenced operations here in 1966 with a thrice-weekly service between Manila and Singapore. Today, Singapore Airlines and our subsidiary, SilkAir, operate 52 weekly flights out of the Philippines via Manila, Cebu, Davao and Kalibo. We have always been committed to bringing Filipinos and the world closer together through our extensive global network. With our own network as well as that of our key partners, we now link the Philippines to some 280 cities in over 70 countries around the world,” said Mr Mak.

“Expanded network, enhanced connectivity and continuous product innovation, all delivered with the award winning service of Singapore Airlines, are what we strive to deliver to customers. We look forward to strengthening our relationship even further with the Philippines over the coming years,” he added.


Singapore Airlines announced new destinations to further connect its customers to the rest of the world. Düsseldorf will be the third German city and newest destination in the Singapore Airlines network from 21 July 2016, in addition to its current flights to Frankfurt and Munich. Flights will be operated three times per week, fitted with Singapore Airlines’ latest cabin products.

A new ‘Capital Express’ service will also be launched from 20 September 2016 with the introduction of flights to Canberra, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand. Flights will operate four times per week on a Singapore-Canberra-Wellington routing, making SIA the first airline to operate Canberra’s first regularly scheduled international flight and the first non-stop flight between the capitals of Australia and New Zealand.

Singapore Airlines has also expanded its connectivity through strategic partnerships with Lufthansa, Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia among others. Through the alliance with Lufthansa Group, SIA customers will have convenient access to and from points in Austria, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland, via the transfer hubs of Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich. With the joint ventures with Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines travellers can access a wide range of cities in the whole Southwest Pacific region.  A new joint venture domestic airline, Vistara, was also established in India, which allows customers to hub via New Delhi to even more Indian cities.

With an expanded global network, Singapore Airlines now links the Philippines to some 280 cities in over 70 countries around the world.

Looking ahead, Singapore Airlines will resume its non-stop service between Singapore and the United States in 2018.

Extra comfort. Extra choices. Extra privileges.
Premium Economy Class
The Premium Economy Class is the product of an intensive development program aimed to provide customers with enhanced comfort, additional choices and exclusive privileges.

Premium Economy Class Meals
Showcased for the first time in the Philippines from 19 to 21 February 2016, members of the public can experience Singapore Airlines’ Premium Economy Class and view the full suite of inflight services, which includes food and beverage offerings, as well as onboard amenities.

Premium Economy Class Seat
With a seat width of 18.5 to 19.5 inches, an 8-inch recline and a seat pitch of 38 inches, customers are assured of a better flying experience. The newest cabin class also offers an enhanced inflight entertainment experience, and an extensive range of food and beverage offerings, which includes the Premium Economy Book the Cook service, giving customers the opportunity to select and order their meals in advance.  Exclusive Ernest Rapeneau champagne is served on board as well.  In addition, customers can also enjoy 35kg baggage allowance, priority check-in and boarding.


Premium Economy Class KrisWorld
In celebration of SIA’s 50 years in the Philippines, Singapore Airlines is offering KrisFlyer members, BPI credit cardholders, Globe Platinum customers, as well as Glorietta and Ayala Center Cebu shoppers all-inclusive round trip promotional fares from USD150, with an option of Real 0% interest for up to 6 months under BPI Special Installment Plan.

Economy Class

Business Class
Economy Class and Business Class fares to Singapore start from USD150 and USD800, respectively. Premium Economy Class products are available on longer haul flights, starting from USD1,350 for longer haul destinations such as Sydney.

These offers include celebratory perks such as a free 1-night hotel stay and admission to over 20 attractions in Singapore, as well as USD50 Cash Back. Customers who purchase eligible promotional tickets will have the option of redeeming a complimentary Singapore Explorer Pass or Singapore Stopover Holiday (travel period from 01 April to 30 June or from 01-31 December 2016).  The Singapore Stopover Holiday is redeemable by customers with beyond-Singapore itineraries and come with return airport transfers as well as admission to popular attractions.

The USD50 Cash Back can be redeemed for every purchase of two tickets beyond Singapore of the same itinerary (valid for travel from February to December 2016), or four tickets to Singapore of the same itinerary (valid for travel from 01 April to 30 June and 01-31 December 2016).  These are valid for redemption for tickets purchased through ticketing offices, Singapore Airlines travel fairs or participating travel agents. Customers traveling beyond Singapore can also redeem a complimentary SGD20 Changi Dollar Voucher, which can be used with no minimum purchase at participating shops, restaurants and lounge at the Singapore Changi Airport.

These special offers – which include more than 50 destinations – are valid for purchase from 01 to 29 February 2016, and for travel until 31 December 2016. Travel is valid out of Manila on Singapore Airlines and out of Cebu, Davao and Kalibo on SilkAir. This promotion is conducted in partnership with Ayala Malls Group, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Globe, Singapore Tourism Board and Changi Airport Group. Terms and conditions apply.

Singapore Explorer Pass


For further assistance, please visit our Singapore Airlines Ticket Office in the Philippines, or contact SIA Manila Reservations at 756-8888, SilkAir Cebu at 6332-505-7871, SilkAir Davao at 6382-227-5301, SilkAir Kalibo at 6336-500-7226, or any participating travel agents from 1 to 29 February 2016. Visit Singapore Airlines or SilkAir Ticket Offices in the Philippines to enjoy up to 6 months Real 0% interest Special Installment plan on your BPI Credit Card when you make your booking. Tickets can also be booked at Singapore Airlines Showcase & Travel Fair at
Glorietta Activity Center and SilkAir Travel Fair at Ayala Center Cebu from 19 – 21 February. For complete details and terms and conditions, please visit

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