New Singapore to Wellington service
The launch of a new international air service out of Wellington is a significant development for Wellington Airport.
Singapore Airlines announced the new service on 20 January. It will operate between Wellington and Singapore, via Canberra, four times a week.
“This new service opens up two new international connections and creates the first ever, non-stop connection between New Zealand and Canberra and the first direct service (operated with a single flight-number) between Wellington and Singapore,” says Transport Minister Simon Bridges.
“The new service will have significant benefits for the Wellington economy and the tourism sector with it expected to generate $95 million in visitor expenditure and add around $44 million to the national economy.”
The new flights will be operated using 266-seat retrofitted Boeing 777-200 aircraft, fitted with 38 Business Class seats and 228 Economy Class seats.
Flights will begin operating in September.