Singapore Airlines brings Boeing 737s to Cairns, Darwin

Twice-weekly flights scheduled for July, assuming an Australia-Singapore travel bubble is in place by then.

By David Flynn, April 16 2021
Singapore Airlines brings Boeing 737s to Cairns, Darwin

Singapore Airlines plans to return to Cairns and Darwin from July 2021, and this time it'll actually be as Singapore Airlines rather than former regional arm SilkAir.

The Star Alliance member's schedule lists its Boeing 737 – also ex-SilkAir – as flying to Cairns (as SQ203/204) and Darwin (SQ251/252) twice a week.

The single-aisle jet sports a refreshed business class cabin of 12 seats, with 150 passengers in the economy class – however, future deliveries of the Boeing 737 MAX will swap the recliners for fully lie-flat beds.

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A spokesperson for Singapore Airlines confirmed that both Cairns and Darwin would "convert to become Singapore Airlines’ stations... as part of the planned integration of their regional wing SilkAir into the parent airline."

However, the spokesperson noted that as with so much else on its schedule in these uncertain times, the flights remain subject to change owing to demand, and a decision on if they go ahead or are pushed back would be made closer to the date.

Also read: Singapore Airlines' new Changi T3 business lounge opens end of 2021


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.