Singapore Airlines Launches South American Route

Singapore Airlines will launch its first South American destination to its flight route starting in March 2011.

With the airline currently flying daily between Singapore and Barcelona, the airline will now fly three times a week between Singapore and the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, via Barcelona.

Flights operate between Barcelona and Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport under codeshare arrangements with Star Alliance partner Spanair. The codeshare will help facilitate travel from Spanair’s network to Sao Paulo through its Barcelona hub. SIA already adds code to Spanair domestic flights between Barcelona and Bilbao, Madrid and Palma Mallorca.

Singapore Airlines currently flies daily between Singapore and Barcelona via Milan in Italy. With the new service, three of the flights will operate non-stop between Singapore and Barcelona while four continue to operate on a Singapore-Milan-Barcelona routing. To ensure that both Barcelona and Milan will continue to be served seven times per week, thrice-weekly non-stop Singapore-Milan services will be introduced.

Details of flight times for the new Singapore-Barcelona-Sao Paulo service will be announced at later date.