Published on : Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Singapore’s flag carrier Singapore Airlines is set to resume its services to Australia over the next two months. The carrier is considered to be the third biggest airline in and out of Australia in terms of passenger numbers. It hosts around 140 weekly flights to various airports. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Singapore Airlines cancelled its flights to almost all its destinations. However, the airline has planned to resume flights across several destinations in Australia like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide.
As the country is gradually easing its lockdown restrictions and slowly reopening its borders to transit passengers, the airline is resuming operations to certain routes although with a decreased schedule. Around two return services a week would be provided to Melbourne through June and July. Late evening departures from Singapore and to Melbourne would be available on June 8, 15, 22, and 29 as well as July 6, 13, 20, and 27. On June 12, 19, and 26 a daytime flight would be available with late morning departures from Singapore. Similar flights would be available on July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. Singapore Airlines will fly out of 9, 16, 23, 30, and July 7, 14, 21, 28. These flights are all late evening departures. Mid-morning departures would be available for 13, 20, and 27 June as well as 4, 11, 18, and 25 July.
The carrier will also fly a weekly return flight to Adelaide with late evening flights from Singapore on June 8, 15, 22, and 29, and July 6, 13, 20, and 27. Mid-morning return flights from Adelaide would be available on 9, 16, 23, 30 June and 7, 14, 21, 28 July respectively. On the other hand the carrier will provide five flights a week to Sydney, a number bigger as compared to other routes but still less than the four daily flights hosted by the airport earlier. Mid-morning and midnight departures from Singapore would be available throughout June and July. Mid-day departures from Sydney have also been allotted on various dates throughout the two months.
Additional mid-evening departure flights from Sydney via Brisbane have also been added to the schedule. Brisbane will host two Singapore Airlines services each week across June and July. All Singapore Airlines’ Australian services will use an A350-900, an upgrade as compared to some of the aircraft that usually fly into Australia from Singapore. In addition to the increased services into Australia, the carrier is also planning to fly to New Zealand with weekly flights into Christchurch and resuming the twice-weekly flights into Auckland. Australia and Singapore, however, continues to remain closed to non-nationals as of now with the later only allowing carefully maintained transit traffic.