Singapore Airlines to add fifth daily service from Sydney

A Singapore Airlines B777 departs Sydney Airport.
Photo Credit: TIM BOWREY

In a major boost for Australian travellers, Singapore Airlines has announced it will be offering a permanent fifth daily return service from Sydney Airport.

Starting on October 27, 2024, Singapore Airlines will add a new daily flight departing at 6:45 AM local time from Sydney to Singapore.

This addition is set to extend across the six-month Northern Winter season and is subject to regulatory approvals.

SIA Flight Schedule

Singapore Airlines daily departure times from Sydney Airport (from October 27 2024):

  • 6:45AM Boeing 777-300ER (new service)
  • 9:05AM Airbus A350-900 long-haul
  • 12:15PM Airbus A380
  • 16:10PM Airbus A380
  • 9:10PM Boeing 777-300ER
Photo Credit: Nigel Coghlan


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Increased Capacity

With this new service, Sydney Airport will become the largest port for Singapore Airlines’ network from Changi Airport.

This means more than 12,000 seats will be available for passengers each week, offering travelers greater access to a wide range of destinations.

Singapore Airlines is known for its extensive global network, with flights to 72 destinations worldwide, including Europe, the United Kingdom, and various Asian cities.

This additional service will provide more travel options for passengers looking to connect to these destinations.

Christmas Holiday Peak

In addition to the permanent fifth daily service, the airline is also offering a fifth daily supplementary service during the Christmas holiday peak, running from December 2 to January 14.

Competing Airlines

Three other airlines currently operate between Sydney and Singapore: Qantas, British Airways, and Scoot.

The low-cost carrier Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, will also be increasing its capacity with 12 weekly return flights between the two airports starting in December.

Total Flights

With these developments, by December, all four airlines (Singapore Airlines, Qantas, British Airways, and Scoot) will collectively offer a total of 69 return flights between Sydney Airport and Changi Airport.

Impact on Travel

This increase in flights not only provides Australians with more travel choices but also supports the tourism industry by potentially attracting more visitors from Asia and Europe.

The airline executives are optimistic about the strong demand for travel to and from Sydney, reflecting a post-pandemic recovery in the travel industry.

Singapore Airlines’ Regional Vice President South West Pacific, Mr. Louis Arul, mentioned that they are returning to their pre-Covid frequency of five daily flights to and from Sydney, highlighting the rebound in travel demand.

Geoff Culbert, CEO of Sydney Airport, said, “Sydney Airport is really proud to be Singapore Airlines’ home away from home, and it is clear that Sydneysiders can’t get enough of their world class service.”

“Not only will this extra flight from Singapore Airlines offer Australians heading overseas more choice, but it will also help boost the number of visitors, especially from Asia and Europe.”

“It looks like 2024 is going to be a bumper year for international travel at Sydney Airport, with extra capacity coming online not just from Singapore but also from other key markets, including China and Indonesia.”

This news is undoubtedly positive for travelers, as it offers more flexibility and convenience for those flying to and from Sydney, as well as further enhancing the city’s position as a major international travel hub.

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