Following its recent launch of services to Canberra and Wellington, Singapore Airlines has announced it will be initiating a new route connecting Jakarta and Sydney. The new service will be supported by a boosting of the airline’s Singapore to Jakarta flight frequency.
Both the new route and additional flights will come into effect on November 23 and will be operated with B777 aircraft. The Singapore-Jakarta-Sydney service will operate three times weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, returning on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday respectively.
Flights will depart the city-state at 2015 hours, arriving in Jakarta at 2100. The onward flight to Sydney will then depart at 2225, arriving 0930 the following morning. The return leg leaves Sydney at 1100, arriving in Jakarta at 1435, with the onward journey to Singapore departing at 1535 and arriving 1810.
Details of the new route are as follows (all times local):
Singapore – Jakarta – Sydney
|Singapore||Jakarta||2015||2100||Monday, Wednesday, Friday|
|Sydney||Jakarta||1100||1435||Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday|
Already claimed to be the airline’s busiest route, Singapore to Jakarta will be receiving an additional eight new weekly flights. Four will depart on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (using the same time slot), while a further four will depart Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (on a different time slot).
Details of the additional routes are as follows:
Singapore – Jakarta
|Singapore||Jakarta||1350||1435||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday|
|Singapore||Jakarta||2015||2100||Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday|
These additions, along with the three weekly flights as part of the Singapore-Jakarta-Sydney route, will bring the carrier’s total weekly round-trip flights to 74 between the two cities. The carrier’s total number of weekly flights to Sydney, meanwhile, will increase to 34 following the new additions.
“Indonesia and Australia are already among the most popular destinations in our route network,” said Tan Kai Ping, Singapore Airlines’ vice president marketing planning. “As a result of healthy demand, we are pleased to be able to offer even more travelling choices with these new Jakarta and Sydney flights.”