The increase equates to an additional 2168 seats per week between Queensland and Singapore, connecting the state’s capital with South-East Asia’s commercial heart and the popular transit hub of Changi Airport.
Singapore Airlines is one of Brisbane Airport’s (BNE) longest serving airlines, having commenced flying to Brisbane in 1984, and is currently BNE’s fourth largest international carrier.
It is the only airline partner at Brisbane Airport now offering four return flights to a single international destination every day of the week.
Julieanne Alroe Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) CEO and Managing Director said it is a significant commitment by any airline to channel valuable resources to a particular destination.
“Today’s announcement is a strong a vote of confidence by Singapore Airlines in Queensland and the popularity of our city and state that will further boost tourism, investment and trade opportunities.
“It is a real luxury for travellers to have so much choice with four flights per day offering inter and intra state travellers an abundance of convenient connections between Brisbane and Singapore and beyond via Singapore Airlines’ extensive network,” Ms Alroe said.
Ms Alroe said the importance of Brisbane Airport as the front door to Queensland and a main gateway to Australia also cannot be over-estimated.
“At least half of Singapore Airlines passengers travelling to/from BNE are international visitors, with nearly 90 per cent of their passengers originating in a country other than Singapore, including the UK, India and China, via their extensive network.
“Importantly, Brisbane Airport offers international airlines the necessary market to support inbound and outbound business and leisure passengers, the benefits of which ripple across the industry.
“Every new international flight into Brisbane injects millions of dollars into our economy and it’s not just South East Queensland that benefits as visitors often connect onto other popular intra and interstate destinations, as well as visiting local hot spots like the Gold and Sunshine Coasts,” Ms Alroe said.
“I’d like to congratulate and thank the Singapore Airlines’ team for its ongoing and significant commitment to Brisbane and Queensland,” Ms Alroe added.