Singapore Airlines will begin flying its A350 on three of its four daily flights to Brisbane starting this October.
The equipment change comes as Singapore Airlines gears up to increase its frequency to the Australian city from 24 to 28 flights weekly (four daily).
The shift to the A350 will start on October 16 on flights SQ235/SQ256, replacing the A330-300 that currently operates these flights. This will see the addition of 12 more business class seats (in a 1-2-1 rather than 2-2-2 layout), but a drop of 68 economy class seats on the route. This drop is however offset by the addition of premium economy to the route, of which the A350 has 24 seats.
“The passenger mix is changing and it’s evident more travellers are wanting a premium experience so it makes sense for Singapore Airlines to bring the state-of-the-art A350 into the Brisbane market,” said Julieanna Alroe, CEO and managing director for Brisbane Airport.
Singapore Airlines’ replacement of aircraft on the three daily Singapore-Brisbane flights will take place gradually over a four-month period.