Singapore Airlines Restores Four Daily Perth Services

A Singapore Airlines aircraft is hooked to a tug at Perth Airport.
Photo Credit: Perth Airport

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has rekindled its pre-pandemic commitment to Perth Airport, reinstating its fourth daily service on March 31, 2024.

This marks a significant milestone in the longstanding partnership between the airline and Perth, solidifying their vital role in connecting Western Australia to the world.

57 Years of Connection

Perth Airport’s Chief Commercial and Aviation Officer, Kate Holsgrove, emphasized the enduring strength of this collaboration.

“For over 57 years, Perth Airport and Singapore Airlines have fostered a powerful partnership that continues to flourish. Singapore Airlines stands as our leading international carrier, offering over 930,000 seats annually to Perth.”

Holsgrove further highlighted SIA’s instrumental role in propelling Western Australia’s economic engine.

Singapore Airlines’ continued presence and expansion in Western Australia has significant economic implications for the state. Tourism alone injects $260 million into the state’s economy last year.

Morning view over Perth Airport tarmac area.
Photo Credit: Kgbo, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The airline plays a vital role in attracting international visitors and fostering economic growth.

Singapore Airlines has been instrumental in bridging Western Australia with the rest of the world, facilitating trade, tourism, and cultural exchange.

“Their contributions have been vital in strengthening WA’s business, education, trade, and tourism ties with Singapore.”

A Singapore Airlines Airbus approaching to land.
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“Singapore has become WA’s second-largest international visitor market, injecting a staggering $260 million into the WA economy through visitor expenditure alone in 2023.”

The additional flights provide a much-needed boost to travel options. “These new services will offer even greater connectivity for West Australians to access numerous destinations across Asia, Europe, and the USA through Singapore’s bustling hub,” Holsgrove explained.

Singapore Airlines’ commitment will also extend beyond increased flight frequency. The recent opening of their new SilverKris Lounge in Perth underscores their focus on the region.

SIA’s Regional Vice President for South West Pacific, Louis Arul, expressed his enthusiasm: “Perth has always been a cornerstone of SIA’s global network.”

“We are thrilled to reinstate pre-pandemic flight schedules in response to the continued robust travel demand to and from Perth.”

Silver Kris Lounge Opening

Passengers departing from Perth can now experience the comfort and amenities of the brand new SilverKris Lounge. “This lounge boasts additional space and upgraded facilities. There is a delectable array of new dining options for travelers to indulge in,” Arul added.

The reinstated service utilizes an Airbus A350-900 with a 303-seat capacity (40 Business Class and 263 Economy Class).

This translates to an annual addition of 220,584 seats to the Perth market. It further solidifies Perth’s position as a key international air travel hub.

In February, the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group won two accolades at Air Transport World (ATW) magazine’s prestigious annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards. 

Mr Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer of SIA, was honoured with the Excellence in Leadership Award for 2024. Scoot, SIA’s low-cost subsidiary, has been named Value Airline of the Year.

This year’s two accolades come after ATW named Singapore Airlines Airline of the Year in 2023.

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