Queensland Airports Ltd.: Additional Singapore Services In Time For Commonwealth Games

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Gold Coast Airport has welcomed the announcement that Scoot will increase capacity on its direct Singapore route from four to five weekly services from Monday 2 April 2018.


The extra services, secured through the Palaszczuk Government’s Attracting Aviation Investment Fund, will represent up to an additional 40,000 seats per year into and out of the region.

Gold Coast Airport Chief Operating Officer Marion Charlton said the announcement was a welcome addition in time for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

“The increase in services is really well timed in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games - providing more opportunity for tourists to travel to the Gold Coast for the major event,” said Ms Charlton.

“Since commencing services in 2012, Scoot have delivered over 1 million seats into and out of the region.”

Scoot Country Manager Australia Jared Simcox said Gold Coast-Singapore flights had been expanded because of the popularity of the Gold Coast as a destination.

“The existing service has been doing well and passenger numbers continue to grow,” Mr Simcox said.

“From the time that people wake up and look at the window to get their first views of the Gold Coast, they have a smile on their face.

“It is impossible to feel anything but happiness when you see the Gold Coast, no matter how early it is.”

The announcement comes on the back of news that Scoot has joined a codeshare agreement with Singapore Airlines and SilkAir.

“This agreement provides Scoot passengers access to over 130 destinations on the SilkAir and Singapore Airlines networks,” said Ms Charlton.

“This means that passengers travelling with Scoot can book a flight from the Gold Coast to Athens – for example, and when checking in at GCA, will receive their boarding pass for Athens at the same time. This allows for a more seamless journey, and of course more travel options for Scoot travellers.

“We look forward to working with Scoot to ensure continued growth of these services into the future.”

GCA welcomed more than 6.5 million passengers in the 2017 calendar year, a record for the airport.

This press release was sourced from Queensland Airports Ltd on 31-Mar-2018.