Singapore Airlines restarting service to Johannesburg


Further to the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that South Africa’s international borders will be reopened from 1 October 2020, Singapore Airlines will be restarting our passenger flights between Singapore and Johannesburg from 14 October 2020.

Flight Number Day of Operation Departure Time Arrival Time
SQ 478 Wednesday 01h30 06h10
SQ 479 Thursday 13h45 06h10 +1

The first flight will take off from Singapore at 01h30 and arrive in Johannesburg at 06h10 on the same day. The return flight will depart from Johannesburg at 13h45 and arrive back in Singapore the next day at 06h10.

As travel demand picks up, these services will be progressively increased and extended to Cape Town.

Passengers are permitted to transit to other destinations via Singapore Changi Airport. Please note that transfers are only allowed between the Singapore Airlines Group, which includes Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Scoot.

Many countries also have entry requirements and border controls in place to contain the spread of COVID-19. If you plan to travel soon, please check the travel advisories for all countries in your itinerary to ensure that the latest requirements are met. You may view the relevant travel advisories here: