Singapore Airlines to boost flights

Singapore Airlines has marked 2017 by boosting several key routes.

The group has announced increased flight frequency to points in Australia, Europe, Southeast Asia and West Asia in the Northern Summer operating season (26 March 2017 to 28 October 2017) to meet growing travel demand.

Australia

From 4 June 2017, Sydney will be served 33 times per week, up from 31 times per week. To cater to peak period demand, flight frequency to Sydney will be further increased to 35 weekly flights from 18 June to 30 September 2017.

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Melbourne will be served with 31 weekly flights, up from 28 – from 17 July 2017.

Flight frequency to Brisbane will increase to 28 per week, up from 24 – starting on 22 August 2017.

Europe

Rome will be served four times per week from July 2017, up from the current two weekly flights.

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As announced earlier, Moscow will be served five times per week, up from four times – from 30 May 2017, when services beyond Moscow to the new destination of Stockholm are introduced.

Southeast Asia

Bangkok flight frequency will increase to six per day from five – from 26 March 2017.

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Bangkok

Ho Chi Minh City will be served 19 times per week from the same day, up from the current 17 per week.

West Asia

The Indian city of Ahmedabad will be served four times per week, up from the current three – from 26 March 2017.

Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka will be served 10 times per week with effect from 19 July 2017 – up from the current seven flights per week.

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Singapore Airlines says the additional services are subject to regulatory approvals. Tickets will be made available for sale progressively through the various distribution channels.

 

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Airbus passes 10,000 plane mark

Airbus has delivered its 10,000th aircraft – an A350-900 for Singapore Airlines.

Featuring a special ’10,000th Airbus’ logo, the aircraft will be used to launch the airline’s non-stop service between Singapore and San Francisco.

Airbus delivered its first aircraft, an A300B2, to Air France on 10 May 1974.

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Initially working exclusively in the widebody sector with the A300 and A310, the manufacturer moved into the single aisle market in the mid-1980s with the launch of the A320.

The latest delivery is the sixth for Singapore Airlines, out of a total order for 67.

Photos courtesy Airbus

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