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Singapore and Kuala Lumpur air route reopens

by on November 19, 2021
 

In 2019, before world travel was affected by border closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the most trafficked international airline route in the world was between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, with over 30,000 flights a year. After enduring border closures in both countries for much of the past two years, the air route reopens on 29th November 2021. After many requests for the land route to also reopen, this will now occur simultaneously between Johor and Singapore.

Air route reopens with conditions

Joint consultations between the two governments mean that the route will be allocated a share of the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights by air for travellers between Singapore and other countries. These are allocated to specific flights between the two countries and passengers wishing to avoid quarantine upon arrival, must fulfil various criteria. The six daily services will be shared between AirAsia (7 x weekly), Jetstar Asia (7 x weekly), Malaysia Airlines (7 x weekly), Malindo Air (7 x weekly), Scoot (4 x weekly) and Singapore Airlines (10 x weekly).

To secure a seat on a VTL flight into Malaysia, you must:

  • have stayed in Singapore for 14 days prior to departure
  • must have completed a full regime of a Covid-19 vaccine recognised by the Ministry of Health
  • undergo a RT-PCR test within two days prior to departure and produce a negative result
  • Travellers to Malaysia must also have a RT-PCR test on arrival and wait for their test results at the designated waiting area at KLIA before leaving.
  • Download the MySejahtera app

Travellers in to Kuala Lumpur on VTL flights are not required to apply for a MyTravel Pass from the Immigration Department of Malaysia.

VTL flights are not currently available for transit passengers through Singapore to Malaysia.

A statement from Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport notes that short-term visitors, including business and official travellers, must also:

  • Obtain a valid visa for visa-required visitors
  • Purchase a return ticket (both must be VTL flights)
  • Carry travel insurance with a minimum coverage of RM100,000 for Covid-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs.
  • Download the MySejahtera app and follow all public health measures during your stay in the country.

More details details on the VTL requirements for travel into Singapore can be found here.

Most of the airlines have released their schedules for this route and are now accepting bookings.

Please note that this information is up to date at the time of writing and may change as the situation is very fluid.

Malaysia Airlines

From 29th November 2021, Malaysia Airlines will deploy its Airbus A330 aircraft and operate daily return flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore between 29th November to 31st December 2021, gradually increasing to 35 weekly flights between January and March 2022, also utilising its Boeing 737-800.

29th November 2021 – 31st December 2021
Flight No. Route Frequency Timing Aircraft
MH603*
(VTL Flight)
Kuala Lumpur – Singapore Daily 1150hrs – 1255hrs Airbus A333/A332
MH606*
(VTL Flight)
Singapore – Kuala Lumpur Daily 1355hrs – 1500hrs Airbus A333/A332

*Flights on 17, 24, 25, 29 and 31 December will be operated with the Airbus A332 aircraft.

1st January 2022 – 26th March 2022
Flight No. Route Frequency Timing Aircraft
MH601 Kuala Lumpur – Singapore Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 0750hrs – 0905hrs Boeing 738
MH604 Singapore – Kuala Lumpur Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 1030hrs – 1135hrs Boeing 738
MH611 Kuala Lumpur – Singapore Daily 0910hrs – 1020hrs Boeing 738
MH614 Singapore – Kuala Lumpur Daily 1105hrs – 1205hrs Boeing 738
MH603
(VTL Flight)
Kuala Lumpur – Singapore Daily 1150hrs – 1255hrs Airbus A333/A332
MH606
(VTL Flight)
Singapore – Kuala Lumpur Daily 1355hrs – 1500hrs Airbus A333/A332
MH627 Kuala Lumpur – Singapore Effective 1 March 2022:
Monday, Saturday, Sunday
1050hrs – 1155hrs Boeing 738
MH628 Singapore – Kuala Lumpur Effective 1 March 2022:
Monday, Saturday, Sunday
1255hrs – 1355hrs Boeing 738
MH623 Kuala Lumpur – Singapore Effective 1 March 2022:
Friday, Sunday
1305hrs – 1410hrs Boeing 738
MH624 Singapore – Kuala Lumpur Effective 1 March 2022:
Friday, Sunday
1525hrs –1630hrs Boeing 738
MH619 Kuala Lumpur – Singapore Effective 1 March 2022:
Monday, Friday, Sunday
1420hrs –1530hrs Boeing 738
MH620 Singapore – Kuala Lumpur Effective 1 March 2022:
Monday, Friday, Sunday
1635hrs –1735hrs Boeing 738
MH605 Kuala Lumpur – Singapore Daily 1525hrs – 1635hrs Boeing 738
MH608 Singapore – Kuala Lumpur Daily 1725hrs – 1825hrs Boeing 738
MH613 Kuala Lumpur – Singapore Daily 1720hrs – 1825hrs Boeing 738
MH616 Singapore – Kuala Lumpur Daily 1930hrs –2030hrs Boeing 738
MH607 Kuala Lumpur – Singapore Daily 1925hrs – 2030hrs Boeing 738
MH610 Singapore – Kuala Lumpur Daily 2120hrs – 2220hrs Boeing 738
MH609 Kuala Lumpur – Singapore Effective 1 February 2022:
Daily
2320hrs –0030hrs Boeing 738
MH602 Singapore – Kuala Lumpur Effective 1 February 2022:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
0600hrs – 0710hrs Boeing 738
MH604 Singapore – Kuala Lumpur Effective 1 February 2022:
Saturday
1030hrs – 1135hrs Boeing 738

Singapore Airlines

29th November 2021 – 26th March 2022 (VTL Flight Schedules)
Flight No. Route Frequency Timing Aircraft
SQ108

(VTL

Flight)

Singapore –  Kuala  Lumpur Daily 0830hrs – 0930hrs Airbus A350-900
SQ107

(VTL

Flight)

 

Kuala Lumpur –  Singapore Daily 1025hrs – 1135hrs Airbus A350-900
SQ122

(VTL

Flight)

Singapore Kuala  Lumpur

 

Thursday, Friday, Sunday

 

1730hrs – 1840hrs Airbus A350-900
SQ121

(VTL

Flight)

Kuala Lumpur Singapore Thursday, Friday, Sunday

 

1930hrs – 2035hrs Airbus A350-900

Singapore-Kuala Lumpur

29th November 2021 – 26th March 2022  (Non-VTL Flight Schedules)
Flight No. Route Frequency Timing Aircraft
SQ106 Singapore – Kuala Lumpur

 

Daily

 

0920hrs – 1020hrs

 

Airbus A350-900/

Boeing 737-800

SQ105

 

Kuala – Lumpur Singapore

 

Daily

 

1105hrs – 1215hrs Airbus A350-900/

Boeing 737-800

SQ114

 

Singapore – Kuala Lumpur

 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 1250hrs – 1350hrs

 

Boeing 737-800
SQ113 Kuala Lumpur – Singapore Monday,

Wednesday,

Friday, Sunday

1430hrs – 1535hrs

 

Boeing 737-800

 

SQ126

 

Singapore Kuala Lumpur Daily

 

1835hrs – 1940hrs Airbus A350-900/

Boeing 737-800

SQ125

 

Kuala Lumpur Singapore Daily 2030hrs – 2130hrs Airbus A350-900/

Boeing 737-800

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