Singapore Airlines will launch a new route from Singapore to the Australian capital of Canberra and New Zealand capital Wellington. Singapore Airlines’ ‘Capital Express’ route will be the first direct service between the two capital cities.

Assuming final approval from authorities, from September 20, 2016, four weekly departures will connect Singapore, Canberra and Wellington. A newly refurbished Boeing 777-200 will be deployed on the route – with 38 seats in Business Class and 228 seats in Economy Class. As well as becoming the first airline to fly between Canberra and Wellington, Singapore Airlines will also be the first airline to offer regular international flights to and from Australia’s capital Canberra.

“This new service linking Singapore, Canberra and Wellington reflects the close ties between the three countries. We are excited about the prospects for our new ‘Capital Express’ route, which we are confident will appeal to leisure, government and corporate travellers. We are especially pleased to be bringing more convenient travel options to customers with Canberra’s first regularly scheduled international flights and the first non-stop links between the capitals of Australia and New Zealand,” said Singapore Airlines CEO, Mr Goh Choon Phong.

Flight Number and Routing

Days of Operation

Time of Departure

Time of Arrival

SQ291
Singapore-Canberra

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

23:00

08:35+1

SQ291
Canberra-Wellington

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

9:50

15:05

SQ292
Wellington-Canberra

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

20:15

22:05

SQ292
Canberra-Singapore

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

23:30

05:50+1

Singapore Airlines currently offers flights from Singapore to Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, as well as from Singapore to both Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand.