Singapore Airlines’ West Australian connections are set for a welcome boost this week when a fourth flight from Perth to Singapore takes wing between the cities on November 24.
Unlike the existing trio of Boeing 787s though, the latest arrival sees an Airbus A350 enter the mix, with each of its 40 regional business class seats delivering lie-flat comfort for the sub six-hour hop.
Initially departing just four times a week, the additional service moves to daily from the end of March.
The schedule from November 24, 2023 is as follows:
- SQ213 from Singapore to Perth lifts off every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 7:20am, arriving into Perth at 12:35pm.
- On the return, SQ226 bids farewell to Perth at 1:50pm those same four days, touching down into Changi at 7:10pm.
Come March 31, 2024, that will change to daily flights on the following:
- SQ213 from Singapore to Perth departing at 7:15am, arriving at 12:25pm.
- SQ226 will see wheels up from Singapore at 1:40pm, with wheels down at 7:10pm.
On top of that soon-to-be daily departure, SQ223/SQ214 will switch from a Boeing 787 to an Airbus A350 from March 31, resulting in four additional business class seats on each flight.
2024 a year of growth
Not resting on its laurels after a stellar 2023 that has seen additional Australian flights and boosted capacity, Singapore Airlines is already mapping out updates for the year ahead.
Melbourne sees the introduction of a fifth daily flight from May 26 (also on an Airbus A350), while Sydney welcomes a fifth daily flight on the Boeing 777 from October 27.
Not to be left in the cold, Darwin’s five-times-weekly Boeing 737 MAX connection steps up to daily from March 31, taking the city’s connections back to pre-pandemic times also.
In other good news for Perth, an all-new SilverKris lounge is primed to unlock its doors in early 2024 – and it’s a change that can’t come soon enough.
Moving out of its cramped current quarters and into the space formerly home to the Qantas International Business lounge, the shift will result in more than twice as much room for Singapore-bound flyers, with seating for some 140 passengers.