Qantas will resume the Perth–Singapore route as part of improvements targeted at West Australian travellers.

“We know how important it is for West Australian business travellers to have seamless access to Asia so we’re delighted to be able to offer the Perth-Singapore route with a schedule and aircraft type that will make it commercially viable,” said Gareth Evans.

“The new international service has been made possible through the Qantas Group’s aircraft utilisation program – which is about having the right aircraft on the right route – and matching schedules with customer demand”.

With effect from June 26, the Flying Kangaroo will operate a five-times weekly service between Perth and Australia, with the flights contributing a total of almost 1,700 seats.

Tickets are now available for booking, with special one-way fares starting at A$199 (US$154).

Schedule (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)

Perth–Singapore: QF71 DEP 1200 (Perth) – ARR 1720 (Singapore)

Singapore–Perth: QF72 DEP 1825 (Singapore) – ARR 2340 (Perth)

Customers travelling on the route will be able to enjoy inflight entertainment via individual seat-back monitors, along with new economy meals. A dedicated 12-seat business cabin will offer a Neil Perry Rockpool dining experience and amenity kits from Kate Spade and Jack Spade.

As the return Singapore–Perth leg will be an evening flight, the popular Qantas pyjamas will be provided. Flight times have been planned in a way that allow Qantas customers to transfer onto other Asian bound flights via the Lion City.

“The service from Perth will arrive into Singapore at 1720, providing excellent connections with our airline partners into key regional Asia destinations including Tokyo, Shanghai and Delhi subject to regulatory approval,” said Evans.

The original Perth–Singapore service was originally cancelled in May 2014, with the carrier citing the need to “permanently reduce costs in all parts of the Qantas Group”, following a A$200 million plus loss early last year.

Since then, the Flying Kangaroo has only been operating seasonal flights between the two cities during peak holiday periods.

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Clement Huang