SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) has confirmed plans to inject extra capacity into its Aussie network from next month and add new aircraft to the mix, as it reaffirms its commitment to the market.
The carrier revealed it will increase operations between Singapore and Melbourne to four times daily, while the northern hubs of Cairns and Darwin will also see frequencies increase to five times weekly.
It will be a double delight for passengers travelling to and from Darwin, with SIA also announcing it will introduce its new narrow-body Boeing 737-8 on the route from 02 Jun, delivering 154 seats across two classes (10 in Business Class and 144 in Economy).
The increase in services to the two Northern Australian destinations aligns with the region’s peak visitation period, which SIA said would “further support the recovery efforts of local tourism and travel operators” in the region.
“Increasing services to holiday destinations such as Cairns and Darwin in the lead up to peak season, shows that leisure travel is continuing to recover strongly,” the airline’s Regional VP South West Pacific Louis Arul said.
“We will continue to remain nimble to ensure Australia remains connected with the right aircraft and schedules that will further support and facilitate the continued growth in travel demand, both to and from Australia,” he added.
Since Australia’s borders reopened on 01 Nov 2021, SIA has increased services from Australia to more than 100 flights a week from seven cities.
From this month, 28 weekly services operate out of Sydney, while Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne each have 21 weekly services, and Adelaide has five.