Singapore Airlines announced yesterday that Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane will all receive additional flights in the company’s 50th year of operating to Australia. When a fifth tranche of services begins on 17 July 2017, Melbourne will enjoy an additional three flights a week. SQ247/248 will operate on Monday, Friday and Saturday taking the number of weekly flights between Melbourne and Singapore to 31.
Operated by a 285 seat two class Airbus A330, SQ247 will depart Singapore at 02:00 and arrive in Melbourne at 11:25 local time before departing as SQ248 at 12:40 arriving in Singapore at 18:30 local time.
From January, Melbourne customers will be provided a second flight offering four classes, including the new Premium Economy class. SQ227/228 will be operated by a 264 seat Boeing 777-300ER while SQ217/218 will continue to offer customers the choice of Suites, Business, Premium Economy and Economy class on the 441 seat Airbus A380.
Brisbane will be serviced by an additional four weekly flights from 22 August 2017 when SQ265/266, which has been operating three times a week since May 2016, moves to daily operations delivering the Queensland capital with 28 flights a week to Singapore.
The service will continue to be operated by a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, providing Business class customers with a full flat bed for the overnight flight between Brisbane and Singapore.
From 4 June 2017, Sydney will be served 33 times per week, up from 31 times per week. To cater to peak period demand, flight frequency to Sydney will be further increased to 35 weekly flights from 18 June to 30 September 2017.
SQ251/252 will increase in frequency from three times weekly to five times weekly from 4 June, while SQ231/222 will be operated by a 441 seat four class Airbus A380 throughout the peak winter period delivering Sydney double daily A380 flights.
The additional services are subject to regulatory approvals. Tickets will be made available for sale progressively through the various distribution channels.