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Best airline in the world now flying daily out of Canberra

By Ian Campbell 4 May 2018 0
Passengers out of Canberra can now access a truly flat bed with Singapore Airlines. Photo: Singapore Airlines.

Passengers out of Canberra can now access a truly flat bed with Singapore Airlines. Photos: Singapore Airlines.

A new era of connection and comfort is now flying out of Canberra with Singapore Airlines launching daily flights out of the capital this week.

Canberrans and the surrounding region now have the sort of service and flexibility best known out of Sydney and Melbourne and for too long unavailable to the seat of government in Australia.

The first of these flights left Canberra on May 1 and is now part of every day, a service that will add so much to your next business trip or holiday.

Departing Canberra at 11:15 pm, you can do a full day’s work and have dinner as a family, before hopping on the plane to relax and rest, ahead of arriving in Singapore at 5:15 am.

From the world-famous Changi Airport, Singapore Airlines can connect you with its regional wing, SilkAir, and low-cost carrier Scoot, and a global network of 136 destinations in 37 countries and territories.

The flight home works just as easily and is designed to make sure you get the most out of your day. Leaving Singapore at 10:30 am you’ll be home, back in your own bed before the day is done, landing in Canberra at 10:20 pm.

First class on Singapore Airlines, now flying daily out of Canberra. Photo: Singapore Airlines.

First class on Singapore Airlines, now flying daily out of Canberra. 

This new service will also see you travelling on an upgraded aircraft. The Boeing 777-300 ER offers a more modern and comfortable experience for travellers from Canberra.

Hugh Chevrant-Breton, Singapore’s Canberra based Manager says, “These are the same style of planes we fly into London and Frankfurt with.”

“For the first time, Canberrans will have a choice of four classes when they fly – first, business, premium economy and economy.

First class and business class travellers with Singapore Airlines now have access to a full flatbed when they travel, you don’t need to fly out of Sydney,” he says.

First class and business class passengers can also enjoy “Book the Cook” dishes, where you can select from nine onboard meal choices up to 48 hours before you travel.

Including creations inspired by Singapore’s International Culinary Panel; world-class chefs like Georges Blanc from Vonnas in France, Milan’s Carlo Cracco, Suzanne Goin from Los Angeles, and Shanghai’s Zhu Jun.

“We are taking comfort to a new level for Canberra and the surrounding regions,” Mr Chevrant-Breton says.

Premium economy is a new offering to international travelers out of Canberra. Photo: Singapore Airlines.

Premium economy is a new offering to international travelers out of Canberra. 

The Premium Economy service offered on the Boeing 777-300 ER adds an option Canberra hasn’t been able to access before.

In an exclusive and spacious, 2-4-2 cabin plan, Premium Economy Class seats offer greater width for enhanced comfort, along with a calf-rest and foot-rest for the ultimate snoozing position, two USB ports, a fully adjustable personal reading lamp, and the power supply you need to charge your electronic devices – all built into your seat.

Premium Economy passengers can also enjoy the “Book the Cook” experience, plus there is an impressive selection of 1,000 curated entertainment options  – movies, television programmes, music, games and apps.

As the first international carrier to commit to Canberra, Singapore has proven itself and is now going that next step.

Canberra Airport Managing Director Stephen Byron, says the experience now being offered by Singapore Airlines adds a great buzz to the international travel experience for Canberrans.

“With daily flights on an upgraded aircraft, Singapore Airlines is reinforcing its commitment to Canberra,” Mr Byron says.

Book the Cook allows you to select from nine onboard meal choices up to 48 hours before you travel. Photo: Singapore Airlines.

Book the Cook allows you to select from nine onboard meal choices up to 48 hours before you travel. 

The new daily service comes just a couple of weeks after Singapore Airlines was named the “Best Airline in the World” by international travel planning and booking site – TripAdvisor.

Winners in the Travellers’ Choice Awards for Airlines 2018 were selected based on reviews by global travellers focusing on outstanding service, quality and value.

TripAdvisor uses an algorithm that takes into account the quantity and quality of airline reviews and ratings over a 12-month period to determine the award recipients.

“The award is a validation of the hard work and dedication of our thousands of staff all around the world,” Mr Chevrant-Breton says.

“But as someone who calls Canberra home, I am especially pleased that we can now really offer this community what it deserves.”

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