Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Singapore Airlines to Boost Wellington Services

19 JULY 2019

Singapore Airlines today announced it will increase the number of services between Wellington and Singapore, via Melbourne, from 1 January 2020, subject to regulatory approval.

The decision to increase the number of flights from four to five times weekly on the route is in response to increasing demand for services from the New Zealand capital.

Singapore Airlines General Manager New Zealand, Mr Kenny Teo, said the additional weekly service would help to cater for the growing demand.

“Since we launched the flight nearly three years ago as the ‘Capital Express’, we’ve seen the Wellington community embrace the opportunity to fly long-haul directly from Wellington,” Mr Teo said.

“Not only have Wellingtonians embraced travelling from their home airport to our global network of over 130 destinations, but travellers from around the world have continued to travel directly to Wellington to explore the vibrant city and the surrounding regions.

“Thanks to the support from the local travel trade, Wellington Airport, Wellington Tourism and our alliance partner Air New Zealand, we have seen demand increase to a point where an additional weekly flight is needed.

“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to continue to grow our services here in New Zealand and provide Kiwis with even more options to explore the world, and the world even more options to explore Wellington.”

The Wellington to Singapore service will continue to be operated as part of the Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand joint venture, which delivers customers more choice when travelling to and from New Zealand.

The new fifth weekly flight will operate from Singapore as SQ247 every Wednesday at 19:45 local time, before arriving in Wellington at 12:10 local time following a short one hour 40-minute transit in Melbourne.

The return flight, SQ248 will depart Wellington at 13:30 local time, before arriving in Singapore at 22:40 local time following a one hour and 20-minute transit in Melbourne.

Flight Schedule effective from 1 January 2020

Days of OperationFlight NumberDepartArriveDepartArrive
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, SaturdaySQ247SIN 1945MEL 0510MEL 0650WLG 1210
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, SundaySQ248WLG 1330MEL 1525MEL 1645SIN 2240

*all times shown are local


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Industry Report: Growing Interactive Sector Wants Screen Grants

Introducing a coordinated plan that invests in emerging talent and allows interactive media to access existing screen industry programmes would create hundreds of hi-tech and creative industry jobs. More>>


Ground Rules: Government Moves To Protect Best Growing Land

“Continuing to grow food in the volumes and quality we have come to expect depends on the availability of land and the quality of the soil. Once productive land is built on, we can’t use it for food production, which is why we need to act now.” More>>


Royal Society: Calls For Overhaul Of Gene-Technology Regulations

An expert panel considering the implications of new technologies that allow much more controlled and precise ‘editing’ of genes, has concluded it’s time for an overhaul of the regulations and that there’s an urgent need for wide discussion and debate about gene editing... More>>


Retail: Card Spending Dips In July

Seasonally-adjusted electronic card spending dipped in July by 0.1 percent after being flat in June, according to Stats NZ. Economists had expected a 0.5 percent lift, according to the median in a Bloomberg poll. More>>


Product Stewardship: Govt Takes More Action To Reduce Waste

The Government is proposing a new way to deal with environmentally harmful products before they become waste, including plastic packing and bottles, as part of a wider plan to reduce the amount of rubbish ending up in landfills. More>>


Earnings Update: Fonterra Sees Up To $675m Loss On Writedowns

“While the Co-op’s FY19 underlying earnings range is within the current guidance of 10-15 cents per share, when you take into consideration these likely write-downs, we expect to make a reported loss of $590-675 million this year, which is a 37 to 42 cent loss per share." More>>