You've probably been spending the past few weeks looking at photos of faraway destinations and watching live streams of popular tourist destinations. But nothing compares to the actual experience. For all those itching to travel again, here's some positive news. Local carriers Singapore Airlines and SilkAir are resuming flights to several destinations in June and July, and increasing the number of flights for some of its other services. This follows flight cancellations to up to 96 per cent of the airlines' passenger capacity in April, and a massive loss in revenue for the airline.
The resumed scheduled services include flights to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Christchurch, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Osaka – of course, subjected to regulatory approvals and changes. But there is some hope that soon, you'll be able to go on a road trip around New Zealand or embark on a food hunt in Osaka again.
Additionally, those whose flights have been cancelled will retain the full value of the unused portion of their tickets as flight credits. These can be used to book their new travel up till December 31 next year. Customers will also be awarded bonus flight credits when re-booking their travel. This is based on the original cabin class of travel – from $75 for economy class to $500 for first class. For more info on ticket waiver, check out the official site.
Before planning a trip, though, do check the updated travel restrictions for Singaporeans on moh.gov.sg.