Singapore Airlines to increase flights to Wellington

Increased demand to the Wellington region has driven the change.
Increased demand to the Wellington region has driven the change. Photo credit: Getty Images.

Singapore Airlines is adding extra flights to and from New Zealand's capital from the start of next year.

Currently, the airline operates four flights per week between Singapore and Wellington, a service nicknamed the 'Capital Express'.

However, increased demand for access to the Wellington region and, likewise, to the "Lion City" of Asia has driven the addition of one extra flight per week from January 1, 2020.

"Thanks to the support from the local travel trade, Wellington Airport, Wellington Tourism and our alliance partner Air New Zealand, we have seen demand increase to a point where an additional weekly flight is needed," Singapore Airlines general manager New Zealand Kenny Teo said in a statement.

The flight, currently subject to final approval by regulators, will take 13 hours and 10 minutes from Singapore, including a one hour and 40-minute transit in Melbourne.

The flight to Singapore will take 12 hours and 40 minutes with a one hour and 20-minute transit in Melbourne.

Both flights will be operated as part of a joint venture with Air New Zealand.

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