Singapore Airlines add fourth flight to Brisbane
There’s good news for Brisbane as Singapore Airlines will add a fourth direct service between Brisbane and Singapore operating three days a week from late May 2016.
Singapore Airlines will provide more than 700,000 seats a year on this service, with the aim of increasing its service from three days a week to daily later on in the year.
Julieanne Alroe Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) CEO and Managing Director was pleased with this news and mentioned that Singapore Airlines is an important hub carrier for Brisbane Airport.
“Singapore Airlines is the only international carrier to now offer four return flights on a single route to and from Brisbane three days a week, drawing in visitors from many countries across Asia and Europe.
“Each year Singapore Airlines carries more than half a million passengers to and from Brisbane, reinforcing its presence as a major contributor to Queensland tourism, especially considering its network breadth of 60 destinations in 33 countries.
“I congratulate Singapore Airlines on its significant contribution and commitment to Queensland over the years,” Ms Alroe said.
“It’s one of Brisbane Airport’s longest serving airlines, having commenced flying to Brisbane in 1984 and is currently Brisbane Airport’s fourth largest international carrier.”
Approximately 52 per cent of passengers travelling to and from Brisbane Airport on Singapore Airlines are in fact international visitors so having these extra services will bring in many more international visitors. Almost 90 per cent of these international passengers also originate from other countries other than Singapore and important markets include the UK, China and India. This new fourth flight will allow new Eastern Europe connections to passengers three days a week.
Brisbane is an important airport in Australia and is the third busiest after Sydney and Melbourne. It is the main gateway to the rest of Queensland and this new service will help to boost tourism as well as the whole economy. Often many visitors will stop in Brisbane first before heading to popular local destinations such as the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast as well as interstate.
It is thought these new flights will boost the economy by $46 million per year. Currently Singapore Airlines already has three daily services to Brisbane and this extra service will bring the total number of Singapore Airline arrivals to 24 a week.
Mrs Alroe also commented, “Brisbane Airport offers international airlines the necessary market to support inbound and outbound business and leisure passengers, the benefits of which ripple across the industry”.
Published on 15th of January 2016 by Marty Stanowich