Singapore Airlines has confirmed Cairns will officially become part of the SIA global passenger network from 28 March 2022, when SQ203 touches down at Cairns Airport at 17:25 local time.
Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, SIA’s regional wing, SilkAir, operated daily services to the Queensland holiday hotspot and gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. However, with the integration of SilkAir into SIA in 2021, the route will become the sixth Australian destination in the SIA global network.
Aircraft & Schedule?
Singapore Airlines scheduled services to Cairns, with effect from 30 March 2022.
SQ203/204 will be operated by Singapore Airlines’ narrow-body Boeing 737-800NG, featuring 12 Business Class (recliner seats) and 150 Economy Class seats.
The maiden SIA flight to Cairns, SQ203, will depart Changi Airport at 08:45 local time and arrive in Cairns at 17:25 local time. The return flight will depart the following day at 18:15 local time, arriving at Changi Airport at 23:00 local time.
From Wednesday, 30 March the service will operate three times a week every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, on a turn-around basis.
Tickets will go on sale from 10:00am AEST on Wednesday, 23 February, in time for eager travellers to book their next trip over lunch.
The addition of the three-times-weekly service to Cairns from 28 March will bring SIA’s total number of flights from Singapore to Australian destinations to 99 a week based on SIA’s current flight schedule.