Singapore airline’s large transfer a win for Australian travellers

Singapore Airways plans to extend its flights from Adelaide and Sydney subsequent yr in a win for Aussie travellers.

Further flights to Singapore will even present Australians extra choices when travelling to locations throughout Europe, South Africa and India, with connections by way of Singapore Changi Airport.

The airline introduced this week, topic to regulatory approvals, it will add three Adelaide flights per week from October 27, 2024, bringing its complete variety of weekly companies to the South Australian capital to 10.

The brand new flights are anticipated to function on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday on a Boeing 787-10 plane.

The airline will even add a fifth every day flight to Sydney from the identical date.

Louis Arul, Singapore Airways regional vp for the South West Pacific, stated further flights had been being added in response to the sustained sturdy demand for journey to and from Australia.

“Locking in these elevated companies for the year-end peak interval offers an awesome alternative for Australians to start out planning their 2024 journey to safe the perfect fares attainable,” he stated.

“These further flights present much more choices for Australians heading to Europe and Asia, with nice connections by way of Singapore Changi Airport, for enterprise, vacation or to attach with family and friends.”

This week’s announcement follows an earlier announcement in August of elevated companies to Darwin from March 31 subsequent yr and Melbourne from Could 26 subsequent yr, in addition to Perth from November 23 this yr.

Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore Airways, can be growing capability and can provide 12 weekly return flights between Sydney and Singapore beginning in December.

Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert stated the airport was proud to be “Singapore Airways’ house away from house” and it was clear “Sydneysiders can’t get sufficient of their world class service”.

“Not solely will this further flight from Singapore Airways provide Australians heading abroad extra alternative, however it’ll additionally assist increase the variety of guests, particularly from Asia and Europe,” he stated.

“It seems like 2024 goes to be a bumper yr for worldwide journey at Sydney Airport, with further capability coming on-line not simply from Singapore but in addition from different key markets, together with China and Indonesia.”

All eight Chinese language airways that flew by way of Sydney Airport earlier than Covid have now returned, with Sichuan Airways the final to the touch down final week.

There’s a lot to do and see in Singapore so it’s no shock why Aussies are flocking to the hotspot.

“The most recent visitation figures reveal a powerful pent-up demand for journey to Singapore with greater than 565,000 Australians visiting Singapore in 2022,” Kimberly Spykerman, space director Oceania on the Singapore Tourism Board, informed in August.

She stated Aussies had been the fourth largest supply marketplace for customer arrivals final yr.

“In 2022 Singapore noticed 6.3 million arrivals – up by 33 per cent when in comparison with 2019, and tourism exercise is anticipated to get better to pre-pandemic ranges by 2024.”

A few of its most iconic and fashionable sights are inexpensive or free.

“For instance, getting into the UNESCO Heritage Singapore Botanic Gardens is free, as are locations of worship in cultural neighbourhoods, whereas some museums just like the Indian Heritage Centre in Little India and the newly-refurbished Peranakan Museum have entry charges of $S8 ($A9) and $S12 ($A13) respectively,” Ms Spykerman stated.

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