Singapore Airlines will increase its operations to Brisbane to two flights per day from 27 October 2002 as part of an increase in services between Singapore and Australia. The two extra flights per week will mean that Brisbane will be served 14 times a week by Singapore Airlines. There will then be a total of 70 weekly scheduled flights between Singapore and destinations in Australia.
For the busy year-end period, an extra service per week between Singapore and Sydney will be added between 22 November 2002 and 11 January 2003 to cater for increased demand. The flight will leave Singapore at 10.45 pm on Fridays and arrive in Sydney on Saturday mid-morning. It will depart Sydney late morning on Saturdays and arrive into Singapore at 4.10 pm. Singapore Airlines currently has three scheduled services to Sydney per day.
There will also be a weekly supplementary flight between Singapore and Melbourne starting from 5 October 2002, until 12 January 2003. The flight will leave Singapore late on Saturday evening and arrive in Melbourne the following morning. The return flight will leave Melbourne late in the morning and return to Singapore mid-afternoon on Sunday. This flight is in addition to the two daily scheduled services between Singapore and Melbourne.
The expected increased demand for services to New Zealand around the year-end period will also be met with two supplementary services per week to Christchurch from 20 November 2002 to 12 January 2003. Singapore Airlines operates five scheduled services a week to Christchurch and is the only international carrier operating to south-east Asia from Christchurch.
Separately, capacity to Colombo will be increased with the operation of Boeing 777-200 aircraft on each daily service from 27 October 2002. From 1 December 2002, services to Hanoi will be increased from four to five times weekly. This additional service will be operated on the Boeing 777-200 aircraft.