Brisbane To Get Four More Weekly Singapore Airlines Flights From August


Immanuel Debeer | 19/03/2024

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Singapore Airlines has announced a significant boost in its services between Brisbane and Singapore, starting from August 2024, marking a strategic expansion in its Australian network much earlier than initially scheduled. This move, backed by the Queensland Government, is a response to the surging demand that the airline experienced during the 2023 end-of-year peak period.

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From August 2024, Singapore Airlines will increase its weekly flights on the Brisbane-Singapore route to 25, a considerable uptick from the current schedule. This change comes almost five months in advance, providing Queensland customers with an expanded range of travel options to suit their schedules and preferences.

The updated flight schedule is also indicative of a broader strategy to enhance connectivity to Singapore Airline’s global network, leveraging the iconic and highly regarded Singapore Changi hub. However, this increase in frequency and capacity comes with a notable change in service offerings. The Brisbane-Singapore route will now be operated by an A350-900 Medium Haul aircraft, a shift from the originally planned Long Haul configuration. As a result, the Premium Economy class will no longer be available on this route. The cabin on board will be the same as you can find on the Singapore Airlines B787-10.

The transition to the A350-900 Medium Haul aircraft is a strategic move to accommodate an additional 50 passengers per flight, translating to 400 extra seats per week. This aircraft can carry 303 passengers, compared to the 253-passenger capacity of the A350-900 Long Haul variant. The decision underscores SIA’s focus on meeting the robust demand for travel between Brisbane and Singapore, even as it navigates the complexities of global network demands.

The added flights, operating on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, are scheduled to depart from Singapore Changi Airport at 07:00 local time, arriving in Brisbane at 16:35, from 4 August 2024 to 26 October 2024. The return flight will leave Brisbane at 18:10, reaching Singapore at 00:15 the next morning. A slight adjustment will occur from 27 October 2024 to 29 March 2025, with the departure time from Singapore shifting to 07:05 local time.

This expansion by Singapore Airlines is a clear indicator of the airline’s ongoing efforts to adapt to and capitalise on the evolving dynamics of international air travel. By providing more seats and flexible scheduling options, SIA aims to fortify its position as a preferred carrier for Australians travelling to Singapore and beyond, reinforcing the importance of the Brisbane route in its global network strategy. The move is set to enhance Queensland’s connectivity to the world, benefiting both leisure and business travellers alike.


Immanuel Debeer

Chief points nerd and travel hacker at Flight Hacks

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