SINGAPORE Airlines’ newly unveiled global expansion strategy will see it start phasing in an extra 4,700 seats to/from Australia from March.
The increase in capacity will be achieved through a combination of extra services and larger aircraft, with Sydney to see two of its current four Boeing 777-300ER aircraft replaced with Airbus A350-900s, marking a return of First class to the route.
Melbourne will also increase in capacity via a fifth daily service from November, while flights from Adelaide will see 238 seats per week added – a greater capacity than pre-COVID levels.
Singapore will permanently add a fourth daily service from the end of March 2024, which will be extended to a regular daily service in time, while Darwin flights will also go daily on a 154-seat Boeing 737-8 from the end of March.
The airline will also operate its 303-seat widebody Airbus A350-900 to Cairns four times per week, delivering an extra 442 seats each week from the end of March.