Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced that it will introduce a new service that will connect Singapore and Melbourne to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. The new service will be introduced as part of a restructuring of existing Singapore-Canberra-Wellington flights, which will see the Canberra-Wellington flights de-linked and Canberra served on a daily basis, up from the existing four times per week.
The new Singapore-Melbourne-Wellington service will be operated four times per week as flight SQ247 starting May 3, 2018. Return services will be operated as flight SQ248 on a Wellington-Melbourne-Singapore routing.
Flights will be operated with 266-seat Boeing 777-200s fitted with 38 Business Class seats and 228 Economy Class seats.
Also on May 1, 2018, SIA will launch a new daily service to Australia’s capital city, Canberra, via Sydney. Flights will be operated as flight SQ288 on a Singapore-Sydney-Canberra routing. Return services will be operated as flight SQ288 on a Canberra-Singapore routing.
The airline will operate services to Canberra via Sydney using its 264-seat Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with four First Class seats, 48 Business Class seats, 28 Premium Economy Class seats and 184 Economy Class seats.
SIA first launched services from Singapore to Canberra and Wellington in September 2016. It also became the first airline to operate regularly scheduled international flights to and from Australia’s capital city.
In addition to Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Wellington, SIA’s Southwest Pacific network includes flights to Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Christchurch and Perth.
The new flights are subject to regulatory approvals. Tickets will be made available for sale progressively through the various distribution channels.
|Flight Number and Routing||Days of Operation||Time of Departure||Time of Arrival|
|SQ247 Singapore-Melbourne||Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday||19:45||05:10+1|
|SQ247 Melbourne-Wellington||Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday||07:00||12:20|
|SQ248 Wellington-Melbourne||Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday||13:45||15:30|
|SQ248 Melbourne-Singapore||Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday||16:50||22:45|
|*All times stated are local|