Singapore Airlines adds another Airbus A350 to Perth

By David Flynn, June 3 2019
Singapore Airlines adds another Airbus A350 to Perth

Singapore Airlines is continuing its rolling upgrade of flights to Australia, with Perth set to see a second Airbus A350 from July 1, 2019.

The advanced jet, which boasts Singapore Airlines' latest flat-bed regional business class seats in what the airline calls a 'medium-range' configuration, will slot into daily flights SQ214 (departing Perth at 5.10pm) and SQ223 (wheels up from Singapore at 9.30am).

SQ226/SQ213 already hosts an A350, with a Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner rostered onto SQ216/SQ215.

This leaves just one daily flight on the Star Alliance member's older Airbus A330, and its days are surely numbered.

The Airbus A350's 40 business class seats are arranged in a 1-2-1 layout, providing every passenger with direct aisle access, with access to inflight WiFi if you need to work rather than rest – or luxuriate over your Book the Cook meal – on the quick five-hour hop.

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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.

Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club

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Well done Singapore Airlines.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

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Such an amazing product , 2 thumbs up !

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

20 Aug 2014

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Please now.... the Melbounre/Wellington service.

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

24 Aug 2011

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Runway isn't long enough, see wikipedia for "Wellington International Airport"

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

20 Aug 2014

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Take off run for A350-900 Should be marginally less than the existing B777-200 so I thought it would be ok. Are you suggesting SQ will drop the route once the 777-200 is retired end of 2020?

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

24 Aug 2011

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No idea, I don't speculate.

It seems you have speculated by saying the runway isn't long enough. Would have thought if was not long enough, Airbus wouldn't have bothered sending an A350-900 there for testing on short grooved runways.

Indeed, not long enough for WLG to SIN, but across the ditch.... QED.

An A350 can takeoff from Wellington at about 210 tonne. Max TOW for the bird is 280 tonne including a fuel load of 110 tonne.

Thai Airways International - Royal Orchid Plus

15 Jan 2013

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this is good news.i might consider this for my next trip to singapore.adelaide to perth on virgin australia and connect onto the sq214 and go nonstop coming home which is the sq279 on the same kind of plane.the departure time ex adelaide if i am only going as far as singapore is a deal breaker in why i am choosing my routing.

06 Feb 2014

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Still looking for that mid / late morning departure from Perth for the 5x daily flight; and early PM departure from Singers.

02 Feb 2018

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My confusion with all these planes -will there be a Premium Economy option from Perth?

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