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Singapore Airlines to fly into Canberra: report

By Charlotte Harper 12 January 2016 64

Singapore Airlines is reportedly set to announce plans next week to operate international flights in and out of Canberra Airport.

The Australian Financial Review has reported that Singapore Airlines will soon offer flights between Canberra and Singapore and Canberra and Wellington.

According to the report, Singapore Airlines chief executive Goh Choon Phong will announce the move during a visit to Canberra next week.

There would be four weekly Airbus A330 flights between Singapore and Canberra as well as an unspecified number of return flights between Canberra and Wellington using the same planes.

Australian Aviation magazine reported in 2013 that then ACT deputy chief minister Andrew Barr and Canberra Airport CEO Stephen Byron had travelled to Singapore to lobby for direct flights.

“The network potential of international services to and from Canberra represents one of Australia’s largest untapped markets,” the industry magazine’s report concluded.


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dungfungus 9:44 am 22 Jan 16

JC said :

dungfungus said :

JC said :

dungfungus said :

I hope we get a low flyover from a big Airbus (after midnight).

Boeing.

We all know that now JC but it was touted initially that it would be an Airbus A330.
I would prefer the A330 anyday as the B777 has the worst business class seating on any long haul leg I have flown.

Actually on Singapore airlines the business class seat in the 777-200 which they plan to fly here is much the same as the seat on the A330. Only difference is the 777-200 has more leg room and an older inflight entertainment system.

That said the -200’s are on their way out with SQ.

10-4 JC. Clear to take off. Over and out.

dungfungus 8:53 pm 21 Jan 16

Ghettosmurf87 said :

dungfungus said :

JC said :

dungfungus said :

I hope we get a low flyover from a big Airbus (after midnight).

Boeing.

We all know that now JC but it was touted initially that it would be an Airbus A330.
I would prefer the A330 anyday as the B777 has the worst business class seating on any long haul leg I have flown.

Why are you worried about the business class seats Dungers? You are always going on about how hard it is to get by being a self-funded retiree that lives modestly and eschews all the usual material clap-trap of todays youf. So surely you wouldn’t be spending the exorbitant prices to fly business class?

When I run out of my own money and become an age pensioner I will be able to afford business class again (if airline travel becomes safe once again).

JC 4:10 pm 21 Jan 16

dungfungus said :

JC said :

dungfungus said :

I hope we get a low flyover from a big Airbus (after midnight).

Boeing.

We all know that now JC but it was touted initially that it would be an Airbus A330.
I would prefer the A330 anyday as the B777 has the worst business class seating on any long haul leg I have flown.

Actually on Singapore airlines the business class seat in the 777-200 which they plan to fly here is much the same as the seat on the A330. Only difference is the 777-200 has more leg room and an older inflight entertainment system.

That said the -200’s are on their way out with SQ.

Ghettosmurf87 4:01 pm 21 Jan 16

dungfungus said :

JC said :

dungfungus said :

I hope we get a low flyover from a big Airbus (after midnight).

Boeing.

We all know that now JC but it was touted initially that it would be an Airbus A330.
I would prefer the A330 anyday as the B777 has the worst business class seating on any long haul leg I have flown.

Why are you worried about the business class seats Dungers? You are always going on about how hard it is to get by being a self-funded retiree that lives modestly and eschews all the usual material clap-trap of todays youf. So surely you wouldn’t be spending the exorbitant prices to fly business class?

MERC600 1:57 pm 21 Jan 16

No_Nose said :

dungfungus said :

I hope we get a low flyover from a big Airbus (after midnight).

Looks like you’ve almost got your wish. Its a Boeing 777 and it departs at 11.30pm.

Sorry but a 777 won’t cut it. I’d want that big one where you can go for a bit of a stroll and enter the local onboard pub. I know it’s in the biz class section, but most Rioters would fly biz ? hey ?

dungfungus 1:02 pm 21 Jan 16

rubaiyat said :

I’ve pencilled in Party Time in Wellington for August! 😀

Yes, travelling by canoe you will need to leave about now to get there in August.

dungfungus 11:17 am 21 Jan 16

JC said :

dungfungus said :

I hope we get a low flyover from a big Airbus (after midnight).

Boeing.

We all know that now JC but it was touted initially that it would be an Airbus A330.
I would prefer the A330 anyday as the B777 has the worst business class seating on any long haul leg I have flown.

rubaiyat 10:34 am 21 Jan 16

I’ve pencilled in Party Time in Wellington for August! 😀

No_Nose 10:16 am 21 Jan 16

dungfungus said :

I hope we get a low flyover from a big Airbus (after midnight).

Looks like you’ve almost got your wish. Its a Boeing 777 and it departs at 11.30pm.

JC 3:04 pm 20 Jan 16

dungfungus said :

I hope we get a low flyover from a big Airbus (after midnight).

Boeing.

watto23 11:26 am 20 Jan 16

JC said :

Charlotte Harper said :

I haven’t received notice of any announcement yet, will let you know as soon as I do.

Press conference 11am Wed 20th. 4 flights a week as discussed above from August.

I’ve read September. 4 days a week I think is enough as well. I’d be happy if they offered even a twice or 3 times a week service. I’ll probably book a flight just to try it out. We did have that Fiji service during winter, which surprisingly didn’t do that well, but you’d think a seasonal service to Fiji would also work.

    Charlotte Harper 1:46 pm 20 Jan 16

    Yes, it’s on from September 20, with tickets on sale from Monday. Economy to Singapore from $650 return and to Wellington from $469 return. More details in my story here.

rubaiyat 10:59 am 20 Jan 16

Good news about Singapore Airlines flights, hope this time it lasts.

Interesting to learn that Canberra Airport’s passenger numbers are down over the last few years.

Speculating on why. Perhaps fewer public servants? Cut backs in the PS budgets?

I’ve always wondered at the massive expansion of the Terminal in the face of apparently less passengers. it is mostly a ghost terminal, with echoing empty spaces.

Also at the clumsy entry around that strange expensive overpass bridge and the hidden bus access, a good walk around the corner from the terminal, thankfully approaching the bus drivers will drop you off closer but you still have to walk around to the out of sight stop to leve the terminal.

I may know how to get to the Terminal by public transport but most don’t.

Why would you not want easier access? The expensive shuttle bus to the city is equally as obscure and only runs limited hours so you are left with Taxis which can cost almost as much as the airfare. Not productive use of resources at all.

The ACT government has spent large sums of money trying to make the Airport more attractive to visitors but trips up at the last step of getting them from the Airport to Canberra. Really leaves you scratching your head. Is this Snow’s doing because he wants to milk the taxis for all they are worth?

dungfungus 10:10 am 20 Jan 16

I hope we get a low flyover from a big Airbus (after midnight).

dungfungus 7:29 am 20 Jan 16

Charlotte Harper said :

I haven’t received notice of any announcement yet, will let you know as soon as I do.

I heard on ABC 666 that an announcement will be made today.

JC 8:53 pm 19 Jan 16

Charlotte Harper said :

I haven’t received notice of any announcement yet, will let you know as soon as I do.

Press conference 11am Wed 20th. 4 flights a week as discussed above from August.

Kayem 8:36 pm 19 Jan 16

watto23 said :

dungfungus said :

How many of you are cancelling that trip to Turkey you had planned after the suicide bombing in Istanbul two days ago?

Nope because my life isn’t run by fear. The last thing I want to be is controlled by fear either by terrorists or worse, my own governments propaganda.
I’m off to Cuba and Peru this year. Need to get to Cuba before the USA invade with their fast food chains. Last year I did Jordan, Morocco and Bulgaria, all three wonderful places. Travel has opened my eyes to realise we are indeed the lucky country in many ways, but also could learn a lot from others.

Cuba is amazing and crazy – but don’t worry too much about the looming American influence. Mrs Kayem and I visited in November last year and there were heaps of tourists from Canada, Europe, Latin America and, yes, the United States. The locals are short of foreign exchange and there is a two speed currency for locals and blow ins – so it can be very expensive while also being very slow and inefficient. But it is great if you just roll with the punches. And I felt safe everywhere I went, at all times, in a group or alone.

dungfungus 10:27 pm 18 Jan 16

What day this week is the announcement?

dungfungus 3:33 pm 18 Jan 16

Nilrem said :

No_Nose said :

Nilrem said :

dungfungus said :

I am a car driver so I have no chance of being knocked down and I don’t go into Civic at all anymore so no chance of copping a “king hit” from anyone, least of all a drunk.
I will take a course on “tram-defensive driving” at the appropriate time.

So, you are NEVER a pedestrian?! I find that very hard to believe. How about when you get out of your car in the car park and walk to your destination?

And since when is it only pedestrians who are killed in traffic accidents?

I didn’t say that. I was merely taking issue with the statement to the effect of “I am a car driver so I will never be knocked down”.

I should have said “when I am driving a car I can’t get knocked down”
Hope that clears it up.

Nilrem 1:25 pm 18 Jan 16

No_Nose said :

Nilrem said :

dungfungus said :

I am a car driver so I have no chance of being knocked down and I don’t go into Civic at all anymore so no chance of copping a “king hit” from anyone, least of all a drunk.
I will take a course on “tram-defensive driving” at the appropriate time.

So, you are NEVER a pedestrian?! I find that very hard to believe. How about when you get out of your car in the car park and walk to your destination?

And since when is it only pedestrians who are killed in traffic accidents?

I didn’t say that. I was merely taking issue with the statement to the effect of “I am a car driver so I will never be knocked down”.

rubaiyat 10:09 am 18 Jan 16

rosscoact said :

rubaiyat said :

dungfungus said :

No_Nose said :

dungfungus said :

How many of you are cancelling that trip to Turkey you had planned after the suicide bombing in Istanbul two days ago?

Well I wasn’t planning Turkey for 2016, tossing up between Mongolia, India or Iran this year, with a possible short trip to Egypt, but we did think we might go back to Turkey and Bulgaria maybe in 2017. Its such a big country and there is so much of it we haven’t seen.

I certainly won’t be changing my plans due to the actions of a couple of psycho nut-jobs. Seriously you are at more risk of getting killed in a traffic accident in Australia than you are of being impacted by a terrorist attack in the vast majority of the world.

Did you make this post before or after the latest terrorist attack in Jakarta?
There was also a terrorist attack on a police station in regional Turkey yesterday, 6 killed by a truck bomb.
There appears to be “a couple of psycho nut-jobs” on every corner all over the world now.
This must make ISIS very angry because they have exactly the same agenda and what the “psycho nut-jobs” are doing in the name of ISIS is clearly a breach of their copyright.
Anyone Westerner who travels anywhere from now on should earn the title “thrill-seeker with a death wish”.

Why are you not concerned by the far FAR greater threat of being killed by a car?

Or being felled by a one punch drunken Aussie on “A you beaut night out”?

One has to leave home for either of those things to happen.

😀

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