SIA to resume flights between Brunei and Singapore from tomorrow

Azlan Othman

Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced that flights between Brunei Darussalam and Singapore will resume from tomorrow with a weekly scheduled service. The flights will be operated using the Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with 12 Business Class and 150 Economy Class seats.

The first flight from Brunei (SQ147), on November 1, will carry passengers travelling to Singapore and to further destinations such as Jakarta, London and Los Angeles.

SIA stepped up their cleaning measures and introduced new health and safety measures designed to safeguard passengers’ well-being. SIA aircraft are equipped with HEPA filters, which remove over 99.9 per cent of the microbes in the air. Cabin air is also refreshed every two to three minutes throughout the flight.

SIA aircraft are thoroughly cleaned prior to passenger boarding, with extra care taken to sanitise common surfaces such as tray tables and seatback entertainment screens. They also clean the lavatories more often throughout their flights with high-strength disinfectants.

Headsets and headrest covers for seats are replaced after every flight, and linens such as pillow covers, blankets and duvets are washed at high temperatures to disinfect them after every use.

For the passengers’ safety, cabin crew will be wearing masks throughout the flight, as well as goggles or eye visors when interacting with passengers. Gloves will be worn when serving meals.

SIA also simplified their inflight service to comply with regulatory requirements, as well as to minimise onboard interaction. A personal care kit comprising a face mask, hand sanitiser and a disinfectant surface wipe is provided for passengers.

A range of touch-free options are available. This includes online or mobile app check-in, mobile boarding pass generation and bag tag printing at self-service kiosks. The SingaporeAir mobile app also enables passengers to remotely control KrisWorld, the inflight entertainment system, via their mobile phones.

The COVID-19 Information Centre on the Singapore Airlines website is a one-stop source of information for booking policies, flight schedules and travel advisories.

Health and safety information, including the e-brochure, is also available at https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/sg/travel-info/precautionary-measures/.

Currently, there are reciprocal green lane arrangements between Singapore and Brunei Darussalam to facilitate essential travel between the countries. Singapore eased the border restrictions for visitors from Brunei Darussalam via the Air Travel Pass scheme from
September 8.

SIA will continue to ramp up existing services and reinstate other destinations, as the demand for both passenger and cargo services return.

This includes the non-stop flights between Singapore and New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport from November 9.

From November 1 to December 31, flights from Brunei Darussalam to Singapore depart at 11.55am and arrive in Singapore at 2.05pm while flights from Singapore to Brunei Darussalam will depart at 8.40am and arrive in Brunei at 10.50am.