Direct international flights connect Canberra to Singapore, New Zealand

Published on : Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Singapore AirlinesSingapore Airlines’ announcement of direct flights to Canberra Airport is a game changer that will connect Canberra and Australian Capital Territory (ACT) to the world, boosting its international profile and economy. From September, Canberrans will be able to fly from Canberra to Singapore or New Zealand.

 
Singapore Airlines will fly direct services from Singapore to Canberra and Canberra to Wellington in a route dubbed the ‘capital express’, with four services a week to both capital cities on a Boeing 777-200.

 
The ACT Government, through VisitCanberra, is partnering with Singapore Airlines and the Canberra Airport Group to deliver cooperative marketing activity in South East Asia, connecting markets and New Zealand. This will support future growth and create positive benefits for the ACT community.

 
“I congratulate Mr Goh Choon Phong and Singapore Airlines for recognising the opportunity our region has for their business. I commend their commitment to Australia’s capital – a city that is confident, bold and ready for the world of opportunities that this historic announcement will bring. Stronger linkages between Singapore, Canberra and Wellington will continue to prosper and grow as a result of this partnership,” said Andrew Barr, Chief Minister of ACT.

 
The start of direct international flights is being seen as a significant positive economic and social impact for Canberra and the region in terms of trade, investment, higher education and tourism.

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