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Singapore Airlines confirms flights to Canberra and Wellington

20 Jan 2016 by Clement Huang

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has confirmed that it will introduce a new service linking its base in Singapore to the capitals of Australia and New Zealand.

The new “Capital Express” route will consists of a four-times weekly service, due to start on September 20, which will see the Star Alliance member operate a Singapore-Canberra-Wellington routing. Return flights will be on a Wellington-Canberra-Singapore routing.

As previously reported (see here), a new direct link between Singapore and Canberra, along with the fifth freedom traffic rights to operate the route between the Australian and New Zealand capitals, would allow passengers to gain access to SIA’s robust network without having to transit via Auckland, Melbourne or Sydney. 

Singapore Airlines' B777

The service will be operated by the B777-200, which will consist of a two-class configuration, with 38 seats in business and 228 in economy. As expected, the business class product serving the route will be SIA’s angle-flat seat, which it typically uses on regional flights.

Flight schedule

Flight number

Days of operation

Depart

Arrive

SQ291

Singapore-Canberra

Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun

2300

0835+1

SQ291

Canberra-Wellington

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

0950

1505

SQ292

Wellington-Canberra

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

2015

2205

SQ292

Canberra-Singapore

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

2330

0550+1

 

Medium-haul business class seat

“We are excited about the prospects for our new ‘Capital Express’ route, which we are confident will appeal to leisure, government and corporate travellers,” said SIA’s chief executive Goh Choon Phong.

“We are especially pleased to be bringing more convenient travel options to customers with Canberra’s first regularly scheduled international flights and the first non-stop links between the capitals of Australia and New Zealand.” 

For more information, visit singaporeair.com

Clement Huang

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