Singapore Airlines Increases Capacity to Australia As A380 Confirmed for Melbour
“Travel demand remains strong for 2023, particularly during the Northern Summer period. The relaxation of border controls in Southeast Asia and parts of East Asia has resulted in an uptick in travel which we expect will continue into the Northern Summer peak.” Mr Arul said.
“I am sure our customers will be excited by the opportunity to travel on the hugely popular aircraft from Melbourne once again.”
In addition to the A380’s return to Melbourne, Sydney will welcome a second A380 from 17 May 2023, with SQ221 from Singapore to Sydney, and the return flight, SQ232, to be operated by the super jumbo instead of the current A350-900 medium-haul aircraft.
The return of a second A380 to Sydney will take SIA to 98% of its pre-Covid seat capacity from the NSW capital and will see Suites or First Class offered on three of the four daily flights between Singapore and Sydney.
“Returning double-daily A380 operations to Sydney reinforces our longstanding commitment to the NSW market. It will also enhance the product offering for our customers, delivering more seats across our premium cabins, as well as increased capacity in Economy Class.
SIA will increase services to destinations across East and South East Asia, in an ongoing effort to restore its pre-pandemic capacity in these regions. This will support the strong demand for travel to these cities during the Northern Summer operating season (26 March to 29 October 2023).
The Airline will increase services* to popular destinations such as Osaka, Seoul, and Taipei, as well as reinstate flights to Busan.
Multiple cities in East and South East Asia will also see the restoration of its pre-pandemic network by March 2024. These include Bangkok in Thailand; Busan and Seoul in South Korea; Fukuoka, Nagoya, and Osaka in Japan; Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam; Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia; Siem Reap in Cambodia; and Taipei in Taiwan, China.
All flight schedules are subject to regulatory approval and will be loaded into the system progressively for sale.
* Additional services and aircraft changes will be introduced throughout May and June 2023