The FINANCIAL — Perth Airport has congratulated Qantas following today’s resumption of the iconic Australian airline’s regular services between Perth and Singapore.
Qantas’ direct Perth-Singapore service will operate five times per week, using a Boeing 737 aircraft.
Perth Airport Chief Executive Officer, Brad Geatches said Qantas’ decision to reintroduce the Perth to Singapore route is great news for Western Australians, according to Perth Airport.
“Western Australian business and leisure travellers will benefit from this direct service to Singapore and onward connections to other destinations. Singapore remains our third largest market, with Singaporean travellers the second largest source of foreign visitors to Perth,” said Mr Geatches.
“With the addition of Qantas’ five services weekly, there will be in excess of 50 flights per week operating from Perth Airport connecting Western Australians to Singapore.
“We are pleased to welcome Australia’s national carrier back to Perth Airport’s Terminal 1 and the resumption of regular international services,” he said.
The Perth-Singapore service will depart Perth at midday and arrive into Singapore at 5.20pm, with the return leg departing Singapore at 6.25pm, arriving into Perth at 11.40pm.
Since ending its regular Perth-Singapore service in May 2014, Qantas operated seasonal flights between the two cities during the peak July 2014 holiday period. Qantas also operates a seasonal Perth-Auckland service.
Perth Airport is committed to Western Australian tourism by establishing and growing airline partnerships to create new routes and increase aviation services to encourage more visitors to Perth and Western Australia.