Singapore Airlines boosts flights on Australian routes, invests in 787 and A350 upgrades

Local travelers are poised to reap the rewards of Singapore Airlines’ major boost to flight offerings, as the airline significantly increases services across multiple Australian cities.

Singapore Airlines has announced plans to ramp up flight offerings between Australia and Singapore, adding 20 extra flights per week across multiple Australian cities. Additionally, aircraft changes will roll out for flights to Cairns, Sydney, and Adelaide.

Here’s what to expect:

Sydney – Singapore

While there are no additional services slated for the Sydney – Singapore route, the Boeing 777 will replace the A350 from March 31, 2024. This will lead to the return of first class on SQ241/SQ242.

As a result, Sydney’s four daily flights will be operated by two Boeing 777s and two A380s, unlocking a first class experience on each and every service.

Melbourne – Singapore

The Melbourne – Singapore route will witness a return to pre-pandemic flight frequencies with the introduction of a fifth daily flight (SQ247 and SQ248) commencing May 26, 2024. These flights will operate utilising the Airbus A350.

Perth – Singapore

A new A350 service is set to debut between Singapore and Perth towards the end of the year. Commencing on November 24, flights SQ213 and SQ226 will initially operate four times weekly. By March 31, 2024, these flights will transition to a daily frequency, reinstating Perth’s flight schedule to its pre-pandemic status of four daily flights.

Effective from November 24, 2023, the new schedule is as follows:

  • SQ213: Departure from Singapore to Perth on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 7:40 am, arriving in Perth at 12:55 pm.
  • SQ226: Departure from Perth to Singapore at 2:10 pm on the same days, arriving at Changi at 7:30 pm.

From March 31, 2024, the scheduled services will ramp up further:

  • SQ213: Departure from Singapore to Perth daily at 7:15 am, arriving at 12:25 pm.
  • SQ226: Departure from Singapore daily at 1:40 pm, arriving in Perth at 7:10 pm.

The increased flight offerings are set to be supported by a new SilverKris Perth lounge, expected to be operational by the end of 2023.

Adelaide – Singapore

No further services are slated for Adelaide. However, the Adelaide – Singapore route will see the replacement of the existing A350-900 with a Boeing 787-10, leading to an increased seat capacity of 238 per week from March 31, 2024.

Darwin – Singapore

The existing Boeing 737 MAX service between Darwin – Singapore, operating five times a week, will be enhanced to a daily frequency from March 31, 2024, reverting to pre-pandemic flight levels.

Cairns – Singapore

The Cairns – Singapore route will see an upgrade to both its flight schedule and aircraft.

Starting March 31, the Airbus A350 will replace the current Boeing 737 MAX service. Despite a reduction in weekly flights from five to four, the increased seating capacity of the A350 will effectively compensate for this decrease.


This initiative reaffirms Singapore Airlines’ commitment to delivering a superior travel experience across its Australian network.

The boosted services are set to restore Singapore Airlines’ flight schedules to pre-pandemic levels, offering improved connectivity and travel options for local travellers. Additionally, aircraft upgrades involving Airbus A350 and Boeing 787-10 planes are set to bring increased capacity, comfort, and convenience to passengers flying to Cairns, Sydney, Adelaide, and beyond.

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