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Singapore Airlines to boost Flights to Christchurch

Singapore Airlines to boost Supplementary Flights to Christchurch by a further 28 percent for the summer season


Singapore Airlines will add five additional flights to Christchurch over the summer period, on top of the 18 supplementary flights already announced for the season. The flights will depart Christchurch on 19 and 21 December, with three more flights departing 16, 17 and 23 February.

Singapore Airlines has added the flights in response to continued high seasonal demand for business and leisure travel into and out of the South Island, due to people visiting friends and family over the busy summer holidays, as well as increased tourism driven by major sporting events such as the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

Edwin Chiang, General Manager, Singapore Airlines, New Zealand said, “Christchurch remains an extremely important long-term market for us. We have already had a strong customer response to the additional 18 flights we announced, because customers from around the South Island and the provinces find it extremely convenient to depart from Christchurch with the ease of single terminal transfer to their final destination, be it the key markets in Europe and Asia or anywhere across our global network of 63 destinations in 35 countries.

“The additional 28 percent boost in supplementary flights at the height of seasonal demand gives travellers better flight options, as well as extra frequency and additional cargo capacity for exporters. It is our pleasure to support the Christchurch recovery in this way.”

Malcolm Johns, Chief Executive of Christchurch International Airport, says the additional increase in flights is welcome news. “It’s fantastic to see increased demand for travel to Christchurch. Singapore Airlines has been in partnership with Christchurch and the South Island for 28 years and continues to show support with on-going capacity increases over the past four years.

“The airline is a critical partner in South East Asia for the South Island and for Christchurch Airport. We appreciate the loyalty it continues to show by bringing international travellers to the South Island to experience our place in the world.”


The schedule for the Christchurch flights effective 01 December through to 23 February 2015, including the 23 total supplementary services is as follows:

CHC - SIN
Daily Year Round
SQ298:
M,Tu,W,Th,F,Sa,Su

1200 / 1740

B777-200ER
Business Class
Economy Class

Supplementary
SQ296:
Tu,Th

1400 / 1940


New supplementary
SQ296:
19, 21 Dec, 16, 17, 23 Feb
1400 / 1940

SIN – CHC
Daily Year Round
SQ297:
M,Tu,W,Th,F,Sa,Su

1945 / 1040 +1


Supplementary
SQ295:
M,W

2145 / 1240 +1


New supplementary
SQ295:
18, 20 Dec, 15, 16, 22 Feb
2145 / 1240 +1

+1 – Refers to next day

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