Singapore Airlines to fly Airbus A350 to Perth

By David Flynn, January 3 2017
Singapore Airlines to fly Airbus A350 to Perth

Singapore Airlines will bring its latest Airbus A350 to Perth in April as part of celebrations for the airline's 50th anniversary of flights to Australia.

The daily flights SQ213 and SQ226 – which usually run on a Boeing 777-200 – will feature the advanced A350 on Wednesday April 5th, 2017.

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April 2017 marks 50 years since the Singaporean flag carrier began flights to both Perth and Sydney, the airline says, so there's certain to be plenty of festivities at the airport and online.

The Star Alliance member will chalk up another milestone in October 2017 with 10 years of flying the Airbus A380 – which may prove perfect timing for a reveal of SQ's all-new first class suites and business class suites, which will appear on a new raft of superjumbo orders due later this year.

The airline has revealed few details of its forthcoming luxe cribs, except that to confirm that there will be fewer suites than on today's A380s (although the private suites are expected to have a larger footprint) and there won't be an inflight shower.

Also read: Concept designs for new Singapore Airlines first, business class


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.

31 Mar 2014

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Does anybody know what planes they originally flew to Perth and Sydney? I love myself a bit of aircraft history

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24 Aug 2011

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As MSA - most likely 707s.

50 years ago in 1967 to Perth, via Jakarta, Convair 880.  Unsure for Sydney, possibly B707.

31 Mar 2014

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Cheers. Is there any particular resource you use to find this sort of thing out? 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

15 Dec 2016

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May 1st is also SQ ands MH 70th anniversary (as Malayan Airways and split in 1972)

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

21 Aug 2014

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Even with the mining bust Perth is still getting lots of love. 


06 Nov 2012

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David, your article seems to say that the A350 will only fly to Perth on April 5th - am I reading that correctly? It would be a shame if that was so.

Grannular, I'm pretty sure I remember MSA flew Comets to Perth, at least initially.

24 Oct 2010

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That's exactly what it says, this is a one-day only treat to mark the airline's 50th anniversary of flights to Australia (specifically Perth and Sydney).

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

14 May 2015

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Poor Qantas behind again. Qantas fly 737-800 from perth to Singapore. no flatbed.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

01 Nov 2016

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I have flown on an MSA Boeing 707 in the early 70s from Perth to Singapore.

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