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Singapore Airlines to increase Australian flights

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Singapore Airlines will increase flights to Sydney and Adelaide in late 2024.

The airline has announced it will add three return flights a week between Singapore and Adelaide from October 27, 2024, which will boost airline seats by 105,000 per annum and bring the number of weekly flights between the two destinations to 10.

As a major hub for flights from Europe, in addition to Singapore being a key market for Australia, these extra flights will make Adelaide a more attractive proposition for international business events organisers considering the city for a conference or incentive.

Singapore Airlines will also add a fifth daily flight between Singapore and Sydney from October 27, 2024.

Both of these frequency increases are subject to regulatory approval.

The new services are a result of increased demand for Sydney and Adelaide.

“These additional flights provide even more options for Australians heading to Europe and Asia, with great connections through Singapore Changi Airport, for business, holiday or to connect with friends and family,” said Singapore Airlines’ regional vice president for the South West Pacific, Louis Arul.

For Adelaide, which is not a gateway city, these new flights are a big opportunity.

Currently, there are 45 international flights into Adelaide each week, operated by eight different airlines, bringing as many as 11,000 international travellers into the city.

“Increased flight capacity is a great result for tourism and investment in SA and today’s announcement is another great sign of confidence from Singapore Airlines in the Adelaide market and again shows that airlines are keen to fly to Adelaide as new capacity allows,” said South Australia’s tourism minister, Zoe Bettison.

“This is genuine growth in South Australia’s aviation capacity that takes us beyond pre-COVID levels. Not only do we have additional flights, but Singapore Airlines will be flying bigger aircrafts with the introduction of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the route creating an additional 34 seats per flight.”

Managing director of Adelaide Airport, Brenton Cox, said anticipates more growth in international flights to Adelaide.

“Singapore Airlines have long been a wonderful supporter of the Adelaide market, and they have again shown their faith in our projected growth by adding three additional services per week,” he said.

“We are confident of further international growth out of Adelaide with positive discussions currently underway with a number of international airlines.”

Apart from the growth in Singapore Airlines flights, Batik Air Indonesia is adding two services between Denpasar to Adelaide from tomorrow and increasing the frequency of this route to four in December. Indonesia has been one of Australia’s fastest recovering visitor markets.

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