Sydney Airport will welcome a new route in November, when Singapore Airlines launches its new Singapore-Jakarta-Sydney service.
The service will operate three times weekly on a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft with 271 seats from 23 November, subject to regulatory approval.
“We’re thrilled to welcome a new Singapore Airlines service to Sydney, providing passengers with more choice and connectivity when travelling through Asia,” Sydney Airport Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kerrie Mather said.
“It’s great news for tourism, as this new route is expected to deliver more than 84,000 seats annually.
“This service will also further support the $10 billion in annual investment flows between Australia and Indonesia, and strengthen the economic ties and trade links between our two countries.”
The Indonesia-Sydney market is one of Sydney Airport’s biggest growth markets, with more than 620,000 passengers over the past 12 months, an increase of 13% on the previous year.
The new service will increase Singapore Airlines’ flights to and from Sydney from 31 to 34 per week.
Singapore Airlines Regional Vice President South West Pacific Tan Tiow Kor said the new route caters to strong passenger demand.
“Australia and Indonesia are two of Singapore Airlines’ most popular routes in our global network,” Mr Tan said.
“The new Singapore-Jakarta-Sydney service is another example of our longstanding commitment to Australia and the South West Pacific region.
“We are pleased to increase the choices our customers have when it comes to flying from Sydney to Singapore and now Sydney to Jakarta.”
The aircraft will feature 26 Business class seats fitted with the full flat-bed seat in a 1-2-1 layout and 245 Economy class seats in a 3-3-3 layout.
Flight schedule (all times local)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Departs Singapore at 2015, arrives in Jakarta at 2100
Then departs Jakarta at 2225, arrives in Sydney at 0930 the next day
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Departs Sydney at 1100, arrives in Jakarta at 1435
Then departs Jakarta at 1535, arrives in Singapore at 1810