Singapore Airlines this week announced that it will increase its presence Down Under with additional A380 flights into Melbourne, making it two out of three return flights on the SIN-MEL route later this year (which the airline has only one thus far). Currently, the airline also operates two out of three A380 flights on the SIN-SYD route.
In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Singapore Airlines’ Regional Vice President Subhas Menon said that “the bulk of its increases in capacity worldwide this year would be on routes to Australia and China due to the strengths of their economies and demand for premium travel.”
Mr. Menon also said that Singapore Airlines wishes to “operate as many A380 as we can” to Sydney and Melbourne. Singapore Airlines has also recently partnered with Virgin Australia making it a strong alliance between the two airline to compete with Qantas which is forecasted to lose more than AUD$450 million by end of this year.
Singapore Airlines will also increase its 7 times returned flight on the Singapore-Adelaide route to 10 times weekly from July 2 onwards. This is in fact not a new thing as this was recently removed earlier this year by the airline. The airline will also add additional flights into Perth and Brisbane later this year of which it will be announced soon.