Singapore Airlines (SIA) has unveiled plans to
launch flights that will connect Singapore and
Melbourne to New Zealandís capital city, Wellington.
service will be introduced as part of a restructuring of existing
Singapore-Canberra-Wellington flights, which will see the
Canberra-Wellington flights de-linked and Canberra served on a
daily basis, up from the existing four times per week.
new Singapore-Melbourne-Wellington service will be operated four
times per week as SQ247 starting 3 May 2018. Return services will
be operated as SQ248 on a Wellington-Melbourne-Singapore routing.
Flights will be operated with 266-seat Boeing 777-200s fitted
with 38 Business Class seats and 228 Economy Class seats.
Also on 1 May 2018, SIA will launch a new daily service to
Australiaís capital city, Canberra, via Sydney.
Flights will be
operated as SQ288 on a Singapore-Sydney-Canberra routing. Return
services will be operated as SQ288 on a Canberra-Singapore
The airline will operate services to Canberra via
Sydney using its 264-seat Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with
four First Class seats, 48 Business Class seats, 28 Premium
Economy Class seats and 184 Economy Class seats.
launched services from Singapore to Canberra and Wellington in
September 2016. It also became the first airline to operate
regularly scheduled international flights to and from Australiaís
ďWe have seen growth in international travel
into and from both Canberra and Wellington since the launch of our
new services in 2016. These new routings will allow us to serve
Canberra and Wellington better, and provide Canberra with a
step-up in frequency,Ē said Singapore Airlines Senior Vice
President Marketing Planning, Mr Tan Kai Ping.
to Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Wellington, SIAís Southwest
Pacific network includes flights to Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane,
Christchurch and Perth.
The new flights are subject to regulatory
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