Qantas Restores Perth to Singapore Route
18th Apr 2015
One of the biggest carriers in Australia Qantas announced today that it will resume its direct service from Perth to Singapore in late June.
Qantas has discontinued the route last year in May.
According to the air company the Perth-Singapore route will be operated by five Boeing 737 planes every week.
Speaking about this move, chief executive of Qantas Gareth Evans said:
"We know how important it is for West Australian business travellers to have seamless access to Asia so we're delighted to be able to offer the Perth to Singapore route with a schedule and aircraft type that will make it commercially viable."
He also added:
"The service from Perth will arrive into Singapore at 5:20 P.M providing excellent connections with our airline partners into key regional Asia destinations including Tokyo, Shanghai and Delhi subjects to regulatory approval."
Besides Perth, Qantas passengers can reach Singapore from all other major Australian cities, including Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and Brisbane.
Western Australian Tourism Minister Praises Qantas' Decision
Qantas' decision to reinstate the Perth to Singapore flight has already won the approval of Western Australian Tourism Minister Kin Hames. He said that it fully recognized:
"The importance of Perth as a major gateway in Australia and caters to the growing corporate and leisure visitor markets."
Dr. Hames also added:
"Perth has distinct advantage over other Australian cities in terms of time zone and distance to Southeast Asia so it's convenient for business and holiday travelers. WA offers what Singaporean visitors want: clean air, extraordinary landscapes, unique cultural experiences, fresh produce and excellent business and education opportunities."
Between September 2013 and the same month next year, almost 80,000 people from Singapore visited Western Australia, including Perth, the capital of this Australian state. They have brought a combined A$ 248.74 ($193) into the state.