Singapore Airlines is expanding capacity on the Singapore”Sydney route with a fourth daily service.
From April, a Boeing 777-300ER will operate on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, before increasing to daily from June.
Flight SQ233 will depart Singapore at 07:00 and arrive in Sydney at 16:20.
Return flight SQ234 will depart Sydney at 17:35 and arrive at 23:50, which will mean shorter connection times to onward destinations from Singapore such as Cape Town, Johannesburg, Rome, Athens, Zurich, Copenhagen, Beijing and Shanghai.
The aircraft is layed out in a three-class cabin: first, business ” in a four-abreast configuration ” and economy. Each includes an entertainment system and a suite of office PC applications and USB connection for thumb-drives.
Together with the addition of the first Airbus A380 in October last year ” Singapore Airlines was the first carrier to use the super-jumbo ” capacity will reach 1,500 seats a day on 28 weekly flights between the cities.
”This frequency increase on this route will help meet the demands of travellers from around the world to reach this international city as well as to help our Australian customers expand their travel options,” said Singapore Airlines executive vice president marketing and regions, Huang Cheng Eng.
”Sydney remains one of the most popular cities on our network.”
The airline will be flying 94 times per week to Australia by June, offering almost 3.5m seats a year to and from the country.