Following strong demand for the airline’s four supplementary flights per week that are currently running between the Queensland capital and the Asian city, the airline has decided to make the increased services a permanent option from November 2024.
“It has been heartening to see strong demand for travel to and from Brisbane,” says Singapore Airlines regional vice president Louis Arul.
“We are happy to deliver this additional frequency which provides another option for travellers to Singapore and beyond to cities in Europe and Asia.
“We are pleased to announce this scheduled service one year in advance, giving Queensland customers more departure times to choose from to best meet their travel needs.”
The increase in services are part of the Queensland Government’s $200 million Attracting Aviation Investment Fund (AAIF), with a three-year deal locking in the 25 return flights per week from the current number of 21, with a further increase to 28 flights per week in 2025, and more Singapore Airlines services to be added in 2026.
Brisbane Airport chief executive officer Gert-Jan de Graaff says the Singapore Airlines deal has the potential to move 787,000 people in and out of Brisbane each year.
“Singapore Airlines is critical to Queensland’s connectivity to Europe,” he says.
“More recently, it has come to play a key role in India’s emergence as the fourth largest contributor of overseas visitors.
“When you think about it, 25 flights per week into Brisbane is quite incredible.”
AAIF supports the growth of service frequency, capacity and development of new aviation routes into Queensland’s international airports. So far it has backed 27 new and returning international aviation services.
The four additional Singapore Airlines services will operate from Brisbane to Singapore on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 28 November, 2024.