A Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER will be flying daily between Canberra and Singapore from May 1. File photo Singapore Airlines’ daily service between the national capital and the island state begins on Tuesday (May 1), with the upgraded Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft offering a more modern and comfortable experience for Canberra travellers.
It joins Qatar Airways in providing a daily international service out of Canberra, with connections to many overseas destinations.
“With daily flights on an upgraded aircraft, Singapore Airlines is reinforcing its commitment to Canberra,” said Canberra Airport Managing Director Stephen Byron.
“Their new service will be provided by a Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, a more comfortable aircraft that allows passengers to choose from first class, business class, premium economy or economy class travel. For the first time, Canberrans travelling in first class and business class to Singapore will have access to a full flatbed and other features that take comfort to a new level.”
The new service will give Canberrans greater choice and flexibility with evening flights connecting Canberrans to over 130 destinations, including close to 70 Asian cities across 14 countries.
Canberra Airport said the night departure was a fantastic opportunity for business travellers to Singapore, who would be able to hit the ground running when their aircraft landed first thing in the morning.
“With Singapore Airlines’ daily service, Canberrans will have daily access to more than 170 destinations worldwide on two of the world’s best international airlines. It’s Canberra Airport’s goal to continue to explore more national and international services and keep giving Canberrans the best travel options around Australia and the world,” the airport said.
The Singapore Airlines service leaves Canberra at 11.15 pm for a 5.15 am arrival in the island state. Services from Singapore will depart at 10.30 am for a day flight to Sydney where there will be a 70-minute stop before returning to Singapore via Canberra. Flights will arrive in Sydney at 8.10 pm and depart at 9.20 pm, arriving in Canberra at 10.20 pm.
Singapore Airlines announced in January that it would drop its direct Wellington link from Canberra on April 30 but replace its four-days-a-week service to Canberra with a daily run to the capital on May 1. **** This article first appeared in The RiotACT