Singapore Airlines to ramp up capacity Down Under in 2024

The boost caters to the strong demand in air travel, ensuring more seats and flight options for travellers.

In response to travel demand, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced it will boost its Australian capacity and connections during the Northern Summer 2024 travel season.

Set to be phased in from end of March 2024, the boost will deliver more than 4,700 additional seats per week in each direction between Singapore and Australia compared to 2023.

From 31 March 2024, SIA will operate four times per week between Singapore and Cairns. For this service, it will upgrade its aircraft from the Boeing 737 Max 8 narrowbody to the larger A350-900 medium-haul aircraft.

Flights between Singapore and Darwin will go from five times per week to daily from 31 March, restoring the frequency of the service to pre-pandemic levels, while Melbourne gets a fifth daily service at the end of May.

Adelaide will welcome an additional 238 seats a week and a weekly seat capacity above pre-Covid scheduled capacity levels.

For Sydney, SIA will bring back First Class by swapping out the current A350-900 long-haul aircraft with a Boeing 777-300ER on all daily flights between Sydney and Singapore from 31 March. 

Finally, for Perth, SIA will return to pre-Covid schedules with the addition of a fourth daily service between Singapore and the West Australia capital from 31 March 2024.

Singapore Airlines Regional Vice President South West Pacific, Louis Arul said that these changes cater to the strong demand in air travel and will ensure Australians have more seats and flight options to choose from on their next holiday or business trip.

“These changes provide more capacity and connectivity to SIA’s global network via the iconic and popular Singapore Changi hub,” Arul said.

“SIA remains committed to ensuring capacity matches the high levels of demand we continue to see.”

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