Singapore Airlines is to launch a new route linking Jakarta with Sydney while also boosting Singapore-Jakarta flight frequency, in an increase of its operations to both Indonesia and Australia.
The new services, which are subject to regulatory approvals, will be introduced from 23 November 2016 and will be operated with Boeing 777 aircraft. Flights will be made available for sale on a progressive basis through the various distribution channels.
The new Singapore-Jakarta-Sydney route will be served three times per week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Flights will depart Singapore at 20:15 and arrive in Jakarta at 21:00. Onward flights from Jakarta will depart at 22:25 and arrive in Sydney at 09:30 the next day. Return flights from Sydney will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. They will depart Sydney at 11:00 and arrive in Jakarta at 14:35. Flights will then depart Jakarta at 15:35 and arrive in Singapore at 18:10. (All times stated are local).
Eight new weekly flights are also being added between Singapore and Jakarta. Four will depart Singapore at 13:50 and arrive in Jakarta at 14:35, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with return flights departing Jakarta at 15:35 and arriving in Singapore at 18:10. The four other flights will depart Singapore at 20:15 and arrive in Jakarta at 21:00, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, with return flights departing Jakarta at 22:25 and arriving in Singapore at 01:10 the following day. (All times stated are local).
Singapore-Jakarta is already the busiest route in Singapore Airlines’ network in terms of flight frequency, with 63 weekly round-trip services, or nine flights per day. With the additional services, Singapore Airlines will operate 71 round-trip flights per week between Singapore and Jakarta. Together with the three flights that will operate on a Singapore-Jakarta-Sydney routing, Jakarta will be served with 74 weekly flights.
Sydney is also a major destination in Singapore Airlines’ route network, with 31 weekly flights to and from Singapore. The new services via Jakarta will increase the number of weekly Sydney flights to 34.
“Indonesia and Australia are already among the most popular destinations in our route network. As a result of healthy demand, we are pleased to be able to offer even more travelling choices with these new Jakarta and Sydney flights,” said Singapore Airlines’ Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, Mr Tan Kai Ping.