More Singapore Airlines flights for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

By David Flynn, December 19 2016
More Singapore Airlines flights for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

Singapore Airlines is ramping up flights to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in 2017, a year which marks the airline's 50th anniversary in Australian skies.

Melbourne will see a fifth flight appear on the schedule from 17 July 2017, with the new SQ247/248 operating on Monday, Friday and Saturday.

The SQ247 Airbus A330 service will depart Singapore at 2am and arrive in Melbourne at 11.25am; SQ248 leaves Melbourne at 12.40pm to reach Singapore at 6.30pm.

In addition, from January Melbourne's SQ227/228 will step up to a four-class Boeing 777-300ER with the Star Alliance member's new premium economy class.

Brisbane will see SQ265/266 tick over to a daily frequency from 22 August 2017, up from the current four flights a week; it'll stay on a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft with a fully-flat business class bed for the overnight flight between Brisbane and Singapore.

Sydney is also gaining extra flights. Beginning 4 June 2017, SQ251/252 will be bumped up from three times weekly to five times weekly, while SQ231/222 will continue as a four-class Airbus A380 from 18 June to 30 September 2017.

2017 will also see Singapore Airlines boost flights to popular cities in Europe and Asia – including Rome, Moscow and Bangkok – with a new via Moscow route to Stockholm.

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

03 Aug 2015

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QF has been ramping up capacity to HKG (747) and SIN, now 10 weekly. Also if you want to know why SIN is doing so good, take a look at the 23% increase in inbound visitors to Melbourne from Singapore in 2015/16. 

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