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July 21, 2017 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Singapore Airlines today announced flights SQ291/292 will be retimed from 28 October 2017 following a review of the ‘Capital Express’ service.

The new schedule will see SQ291 depart 55 minutes later from Singapore, resulting in a later arrival time in to Canberra and later departure time for the Canberra-Wellington flight.

There will also be a 1 hour and 5 minute change to the departure time for SQ292 from Wellington resulting in an earlier arrival into Canberra and subsequently an earlier arrival into Singapore.

New schedule from 28 October 2017:

Flight No Sector Current Schedule New Schedule
SQ291 SIN-CBR Dep 23:00 – Arr 09:45+1 Dep 23:55 – Arr 10:40+1
SQ291 CBR-WLG Dep 11:00 – Arr 16:15 Dep 11:55 – Arr 17:10
SQ292 WLG-CBR Dep 21:20 – Arr 23:10 Dep 20:15 – Arr 22:05
SQ292 CBR-SIN Dep 00:35+1 – Arr 05:40 Dep 23:30 – Arr 04:35+1

*All times above are shown as Local Time.

Singapore Airlines Regional Vice President South West Pacific, Mr Tan Tiow Kor, said the timing changes were being made to improve the operational efficiency of the service.

“While the loads we have achieved for the flights in the first 10 months have met our expectations, we believe there are some areas where we can improve efficiency,” Mr Tan said.

“Re-timing the flights will assist in this goal, while also providing additional connections from the Singapore Airlines global network to SQ291.

“The later departure from Singapore will allow customers travelling from Bali, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Phuket, and Shanghai to connect to the Singapore-Canberra-Wellington flight.

“These new connections provide a great opportunity to increase the number of inbound visitors to Canberra.

“While the shorter turnaround in Wellington will further assist in improving efficiency of the service.”

Singapore Airlines will work with customers whose domestic connections in Australia are affected by the re-timing.

The changes come as a result of a review that was undertaken following the first six months of operations.

“It is normal practice to undertake a comprehensive review of any new route we launch,” Mr Tan said.

“We will continue working closely with our key stakeholders to develop and grow the route through promotion of the service and Wellington as a destination.

“As the first airline to operate the Singapore-Canberra-Wellington route there have been a number of learnings that we have taken out of the first 10 months of operation.

“These learnings were fed into the review and have resulted in our decision to re-time the flights.

“We will continue to monitor the performance of the operation and if required make further adjustments where necessary.”

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