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Additional summer services to Christchurch

23 March 2017

Singapore Airlines Continues its commitment to Christchurch with additional summer services

Singapore Airlines today announced it will again provide supplementary services to and from Christchurch for the 2017/18 summer season.

From 30 November 2017 through to 16 February 2018 Singapore Airlines will add an additional 30 flights into Christchurch to cater for increased demand during the peak season.

The ten round-trip flights per week will add 8,130 seats and will also cover Chinese New Year on Friday, 15 February 2018.

Singapore Airlines has been flying to Christchurch since 1986, and General Manager, Singapore Airlines New Zealand, Simon Turcotte, says Singapore Airlines commitment to supporting the South Island and Christchurch remains strong.

“We’ve flown to Christchurch for over 30 years, and we remain committed to our relationship with the Garden city and the wider South Island community,” Mr Turcotte said.

“The additional flights will provide greater opportunities for New Zealand tourism and will also help to bring more international visitors to places like Kaikoura and Marlborough.”

The additional Christchurch flights will operate as SQ296/SQ295 and will be serviced by Singapore Airlines’ fleet of 777-200ER aircraft, offering 26 Business Class and 245 Economy Class seats and providing increased connections through Singapore to the wider Singapore Airlines and SilkAir network.

Christchurch Airport Chief Aeronautical and Commercial manager Justin Watson says the confirmation of the airline’s increased schedule is a reflection of the success of last season’s additional services.

“This is a welcome continued show of support from our longtime airline partner, which has served this airport and the South Island for more than 30 years. The 30 double daily services over next summer will bring people here to see the South Island and help South Islanders get to the places they want to see. It’s a win-win.”

Following Singapore Airlines 30th Anniversary celebrations in Christchurch last year the company will this year celebrate 70 years of operations globally.

Top connections from the SQ296 outbound flight from Christchurch include:
Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Dusseldorf, Colombo, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Fukuoka, Seoul, Tokyo, and Jakarta.

Top connections from the SQ295 inbound flight to Christchurch
Frankfurt, London, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Nagoya, Osaka, Taipei, Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, and Manila.

The schedule for the Christchurch flights effective 30 November 2017 - 16 February 2018, including the 30 supplementary services is as follows:

+1 refers to next day

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