Canberrans can fly direct to Singapore

Wednesday 24 January 2018
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The Shaker

Canberrans will be able to fly direct to Singapore every day under a new service announced by Singapore Airlines today.

The new service will also have a new, modern Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and offer a choice between Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First Classes.

It will add 40,768 seats into the Canberra market further, boosting international tourism, according to Chief Minister Andrew Barr.

“This move to a daily service in a newer and high quality aircraft so soon after international flights began demonstrates how successful the route between Canberra and Singapore has been,” he said.

“It is sad that Singapore Airlines’ service to our sister city Wellington will now run through Melbourne. However, we will continue to develop and value our relationship with our friends in the New Zealand capital.

“Importantly, now that Singapore Airlines have proven a service across the Tasman from Canberra works, I will use this information to work with Wellington and Auckland encourage other airlines to pick up where they left off with services from Canberra to New Zealand.”