In addition to the daily service throughout the year, Singapore Airlines has announced an additional 40 flights, which will begin flying three times per week on November 19.
Gordon Bevan, General Manager of Aeronautical Development, says early signs show that the additional three flights per week will be well-received and utilized by passengers. “South Islanders love this service as a direct flight from Christchurch Airport to Singapore’s Changi Airport, then on to dozens of cities in Asia and Europe”.
“The airline has been a valuable worldwide partner for past 37 years. “In recent years and despite difficult times, the airline continued to fly here to assist this city and island, so even when passengers were unable to travel. Singapore Airlines direct service to the South Island is significant for both passengers and cargo.
“The additional flights into Christchurch will add a further 759 weekly seats to the South Island gateway, so will enhance tourism and business connectivity.
Exporters will be able to market their products more quickly through Changi Airport, world-class hub, in response to an increase in cargo capacity of up to 50 tonnes per week non-stop to Asia. With Air New Zealand, another Star Alliance member, 40 additional flights will be operated jointly.