Wellington-Canberra 'Express' taking off

  • 21/09/2016
(Getty)
(Getty)

Wellington is preparing to welcome a flight that will further cement links between the capitals of New Zealand and Australia.

A Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200 is set to land on Wednesday afternoon, with the airline saying it will be the first to have a service between Wellington and Canberra.

The flight is part of a "Capital Express" route - Wellington-Canberra-Singapore - which will operate four times a week.

It comes after Wellington and Canberra signed a new sister city agreement in July.

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