Singapore Airlines to add sixth daily Singapore-Bangkok flight starting March 2016

A Singapore Airlines A330-300 taking off from Changi Airport.
A Singapore Airlines A330-300 taking off from Changi Airport. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines (SIA) will increase its daily Singapore-Bangkok flights to six - up from the current five - starting March 27 next year, the carrier announced in a recent news release.

The sixth flight will add almost 2,000 seats on top of the existing 10,000 to the popular route in order to "meet growth in demand for travel to and from the Thai capital".

An Airbus A330-300 aircraft will be used, SIA said.

Flight SQ982 will depart Singapore at 5.35pm and arrive in Bangkok at 7pm (local time). The return flight, SQ983, will depart the Thai capital at 8.05pm and land in Singapore at 11.30pm.

It is part of SIA's Northern Summer schedule for next year, which runs from March 27 to Oct 29.

As part of the schedule, the frequency of flights to Sri Lankan capital Colombo will also increase to 10 per week - up from the current seven.

Flights to Italian city Milan will increase to six per week from the current five, including two that continue to Barcelona in Spain.

Last month, SIA revealed that Duesseldorf will be its newest destination - and the third German city - in its route network for 2016. Flights will be operated three times a week with the new Airbus A350-900 from July 21.