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SQ celebrates 30 years in Adelaide

written by | March 31, 2014
Singapore Airlines has celebrated its 30th anniversary of services to Adelaide. (Rob Finlayson)
Singapore Airlines has celebrated its 30th anniversary of services to Adelaide. (Rob Finlayson)

Singapore Airlines today marked its 30th anniversary of flying to and from Adelaide with a water cannon salute and an event to thank local tourism and travel operators.

The anniversary marks the airline’s first service to Adelaide in March 1984 with a 747, 18 months after the opening of Adelaide Airport’s international terminal.

“Singapore Airlines was a ground-breaker in providing South Australians with one-stop connections to Europe and the UK, rather than having to backtrack via Sydney or Melbourne,” Adelaide Airport Ltd managing director, Mark Young said. “Back in 1984 there were just a small handful of international flights – now we have more than 50 departures during the peak summer period to multiple destinations and countries.”


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  • Nigel Daw


    Congratulations Singapore Airlines for your support of Adelaide over thirty years.

  • John Harrison


    Hope someone send a copy to Qantas HQ of this, to remind them how its done !!

  • Brett M


    Congratulations Singapore Airlines and Adelaide Airport Limited. What a great milestone!

    It’s a shame that Qantas’ provision of International services out of Adelaide hasn’t been as consistent.

  • Also Brisbane! Good old Brisbane not making the headlines 🙁 Water canon salute for 9V-STM operating SIA235/6, the second of three daily operations on the Kangraoo route.

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