Just one week after expanding A380 services, Singapore Airlines is increasing the number of flights between Australia and Singapore.
Singapore Airlines has announced the addition of a second daily Airbus A380 route to Sydney and the resumption of a daily A380 to Melbourne on a seasonal basis. That must have pleased passengers on both ends of the flight, as the airline recently announced the addition of more flights to Australia, including an extension of the Melbourne A380 route to help with the busy summer travel period.
With flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Cairns, and Darwin, Singapore Airlines is now running 111 weekly services between Singapore and Australia.
Singapore Airlines (SIA) will: Subject to regulatory approval
Add a fifth flight to Sydney every day.
Add a fifth daily flight and continue operating the A380’s daily service to Melbourne until November 21.
Adelaide, Brisbane, and Perth should have a four times weekly service.
Numerous additional flights to Australia
The adjustments will take effect during the busiest holiday season in December and January and add around 7,000 additional seats each week between Australia and Singapore Changi Airport (SIN). Additionally, they will provide Australians with more options for connecting flights to Europe, which should exert downward pressure on the country’s currently exorbitant airfares. The decision to dramatically increase services over the holiday period is in reaction to the tremendous demand that is anticipated, according to SIA regional vice president South West Pacific Louis Arul. Added him:
The current mid-year holiday period saw strong demand for travel, and there are indications that this trend will continue as we approach the typically busy year-end peak.
The recently reinstated A380 daily service in Melbourne was originally supposed to finish at the end of October, but it has now been extended until November 21st. After that, the A380 will be redeployed to Auckland, New Zealand, to fulfill the demand for the summer season there. Despite the Superjumbo going across the Tasman Sea, Melbourne Airport (MEL) will continue to offer a fourth daily trip, and starting on November 22nd, SIA will also offer a fifth daily service.There will be five flight options available to Melburnians throughout the day and night, departing at 00:35, 07:10, 10:35, 16:40, and 19:25. Customers will have the option of 42 business class, 24 premium economy, and 187 economy class seats on the Airbus A350-900 that will take the place of the A380. The fifth service will also use SIA’s long-haul A350-900.The SQ208 route will be flown by a Boeing 777-300ER, leaving Melbourne at 19:25 and landing in Singapore at 00:15 the following day. The SIN airport will depart for Melbourne at 00:25, 07:45, 11:00, 19:30, and 21:50.
Additional flights across the nation:
From December 2nd, Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) will receive five daily flights thanks to the advent of SQ212, an early-morning A350-900 departure. Daily flights from Sydney to SIN will depart at 06:45 (777), 09:05 (A350), 12:15 (A380), 16:10 (A380), and 19:10 (A350). Flights from SIN to Sydney will depart at 00:45, 07:05, 10:30, 19:05, and 20:40. As they will be in Melbourne, SIA will increase its operations to Sydney past pre-COVID levels with the additional flight.
A medium-haul A350-900 flight will be added to the already daily services to Adelaide Airport (ADL) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The daily flight from Adelaide departs at 10:35, while the additional service departs at a more convenient 18:35, providing alternatives at both ends of the day.
SQ266 will operate an additional trip from Brisbane Airport (BNE) every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from December 1 through January 13, 2024. This will increase the number of daily flights to three, with the medium-haul A350-900 operating each flight.
Perth Airport (PER) will begin operating SQ226 to Singapore four times per week beginning on November 24. This flight will run till January 14th, 2024. Due to the fact that the current three daily trips are run by Boeing 787s and the new flight is on the medium-haul A350-900, customers in Perth will have a choice of two aircraft.
With 25 weekly flights to Singapore and easy connections to more than 110 SIA destinations globally, the airline’s confidence in the 2.2 million-person-strong Perth market is evident.
The additional flights, which are now on sale, may put an end to Australian discussions of recovery or comparisons to pre-COVID levels. Australia’s hunger for international travel, especially at affordable prices, will be fueled by the huge additional capacity Singapore Airlines is providing nationwide.