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Singapore Airlines reaches pre-pandemic capacity in Perth

written by Jake Nelson | April 2, 2024

A Singapore Airlines A350-900. (Image: Supplied)

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has returned to pre-pandemic capacity in Perth with a fourth daily service to Singapore (Changi) Airport.

The A350-900 service, which commenced on Easter Sunday (31 March), adds 303 seats each way, divided into 40 business and 263 economy. In total, it will add 220,584 more seats to the Perth market per year and comes a month after SIA opened a new SilverKris lounge at the airport.

“We are excited to return to pre-pandemic flight schedules as travel demand to and from Perth continues to be robust,” said SIA’s regional vice president South West Pacific, Louis Arul.

“We are also pleased to offer travellers from Perth our brand new SilverKris Lounge at Perth International Airport, which boasts additional space, enhanced facilities and a range of new dining options to enjoy.”

Perth Airport’s chief commercial and aviation officer Kate Holsgrove said Perth Airport and Singapore Airlines have maintained a strong partnership for 57 years.


“Singapore Airlines is Perth Airport’s number one international airline in terms of seat capacity, delivering more than 930,000 seats per year to the Perth market,” she said.

“Singapore Airlines has been instrumental in growing WA’s business, education, trade, and tourism links with Singapore. Singapore has become Western Australia’s second largest international visitor market, injecting $260 million into the WA economy in visitor expenditure alone last year.

“The airline also has a long and proud record of linking the world with Western Australia and the additional flights will provide even more options for West Australians to travel to multiple cities in Asia, Europe and the USA via its Singapore hub.”

SIA’s new Perth lounge is twice the size of the previous and includes a larger buffet area, showers, “productivity pods” for business travellers, and wingback chairs, as well as ready access to USB and charging ports.

Opening the lounge in February, Arul said the revamped facilities were a “significant investment” and evidence of Perth’s role in global connectivity.

“The opening of the new SilverKris Lounge at Perth International Airport, together with the resumption of four daily flights from Perth to Singapore, is a significant milestone in our almost 60-year history in Perth, during which our operations have grown in tandem with the city,” he said.

The carrier has ramped up its return to pre-pandemic operations sooner than expected, previously bringing forward a planned capacity increase in November.

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