Singapore Airlines has announced it will use the Airbus A350-900 wide-body aircraft between Cairns and Singapore four times a week from March 2024 increasing capacity by 50%. The extra 442 inbound seats a week would deliver an additional $26.5 million in annual visitor expenditure to the region next year.
This increase in direct capacity from Singapore will help Tropical North Queensland’s recovery in our key international markets offering excellent connections for travellers from Europe and the UK. It will also help us to grow our neighbouring Asian markets, especially India which shows much promise for our destination.
The more than 8300 business class seats a year available on the Singapore Airlines flights to Cairns will attract high-value travellers including the all-important business events sector which brings even stronger economic benefits to the destination.
[Singapore Airlines boosts capacity – TTNQ Fortnightly Pulse – 9 August 2023]