Singapore Airlines is adding Perth back into its network, with three return flights per week from August 18 2020.
Using the carrier’s modern Boeing 787-10 aircraft offering business class and economy, travellers flying up front will find Singapore Airlines’ regional business class seats waiting for them.
Although not as wide as you’d find on some of Singapore Airlines’ other jets, these seats still transform into fully-flat beds, and offer direct aisle access for every passenger.
"For more than 50 years, Perth has been an important part of our global network," Karl Schubert, Singapore Airlines' Public Relations Manager South West Pacific, tells Executive Traveller.
"The three-times weekly passenger services will also provide more options for those who have an essential need to travel or a need to return home."
Of course, to step on board, Australian residents generally require a government-granted ‘travel exemption’ to leave the country – while those inbound to Australia, including residents returning home, must quarantine for 14 days in a hotel at their own expense.
In Western Australia, that cost is $180 per night for one adult, plus $60 per night for each additional person sharing the room, including children aged six years and older.
While this includes accommodation charges as well as the cost of all meals provided while in quarantine, that sum quickly adds up to a hefty $2,520 for one adult after 14 days, or $3,360 for two travellers sharing a room.
Singapore Airlines’ Perth flight schedule
From August 18 2020, Singapore Airlines will fly from Singapore to Perth on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, with SQ223 departing The Lion City at 10:05am local time, to reach Perth at 3:15pm later the same day.
Out of Perth, flights back to Singapore run on the same calendar days, with SQ214 taking to the skies at 4:35pm, touching down in Singapore at 10pm. These flights are both now on sale.
Like Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines will fly to five Australian cities once these latest additions to the schedule take off, seeing Perth join Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide on Singapore Airlines’ map.
In line with government restrictions in Victoria, international flights into Melbourne Airport currently operate without any passengers on board – but can still carry cargo into the country.
When the aircraft turns around and departs Melbourne Airport, both passengers and cargo can board the flight.