SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) has unveiled plans to launch flights 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 SQ247 starting May 3, 2018. Return services will be operated as SQ248 on a Wellington-Melbourne-Singapore routing.
Flights will be operated with 266-seat Boeing B777-200s 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 SQ288 on a Singapore-Sydney-Canberra routing. Return services will be operated as SQ288 on a Canberra-Singapore routing.
The airline will operate services to Canberra via Sydney using its 264-seat Boeing B777-300ER aircraft fitted with four First Class seats, 48 Business Class seats, 28 Premium Economy Class seats and 184 Economy Class seats.