Singapore Airlines is to increase its flight frequency to Hongkong next month from five to six flights a day.
The increased frequency from May 29, 2010 is due to a 15 percent growth in demand, the airline said, and returns frequency to the level in place before the global financial crisis.
The opening of Resorts World Sentosa, with its theme parks and casino, was given as one of the main reasons for the surge in demand.
Half of the six flights will use Airbus A380 while the other three will use refurbished Boeing B777-200s.
The refitted Boeings are now in a two-class configuration, with 38 Business Class and 228 Economy Class seats. This type of aircraft will also be used on SIA’s Delhi, Mubai and Bangalore routes.
The A380s, however, offer First Class Suites.
SIA’s additional flight will depart Changi at 3.05pm, arriving in Hongkong at 6.50pm. The return flight departs Hongkong at 7.55pm and arrives in Singapore at 11.35pm.
The schedule allows travellers to connect with SIA flights to a number of long-haul destinations in Australia and Europe, such as Sydney, Rome and Zurich.