Brisbane Airport: BNE welcomes Singapore Airlines’ A350 Trifecta for Brisbane
The A350 will bring to Brisbane Singapore’s new Premium Economy cabin (24 seats per flight; 52,416 seats per year), and a 42 per cent increase in Business Class capacity to nearly 100,000 weekly seats per annum.
Julieanne Alroe, Brisbane Airport Corporation CEO and Managing Director, welcomed the announcement saying the increase in Premium Economy and Business Class capacity demonstrates Singapore Airlines’ confidence in Brisbane, and the economic outlook moving forward.
“Combined with Singapore Airlines’ brand new airport lounge at the International Terminal and our award winning customer service, Brisbane Airport is increasingly becoming the gateway of choice for discerning business and leisure travellers,” Ms Alroe said.
Additionally, premium flight options attract premium visitors seeking high-end experiences which significantly contribute to a vibrant growth in tourism, with the benefits rippling through the entire state.
“Any extra or upgraded service to Brisbane Airport helps boost the economy and will benefit all of Queensland as visitors connect onto other popular intrastate destinations, as well as visiting local hot spots like the Gold and Sunshine Coasts,” Ms Alroe said.
Last financial year it carried more than 690,000 passengers to/from Brisbane and, from January 2018, will be offering 750,000 seats over 2,900 annual aircraft arrivals/departures, reinforcing Singapore Airline’s major presence in Brisbane.
Singapore Airlines is also an important contributor to Queensland tourism, drawing in visitors from a variety of countries including Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands, the Philippines, the UK, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Scandinavia.