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.
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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.