Qantas customers in Perth and Singapore can once again enjoy direct flights between the two cities with the service returning to the airline’s international network from today.
QF71 departed this afternoon from Perth bound for Singapore, one of five return services that Qantas will operate each week with its Boeing 737 aircraft. With a flying time of just over 5 hours, the flight is scheduled to land at 5.20pm.
Qantas International CEO Gareth Evans said the airline was pleased to again offer its customers in Perth and across Western Australia a direct option with Qantas to Singapore, as well as seamless travel across Asia.
“Our customers told us they missed us – so with the right strategy and the right aircraft on the right route, we’ve come back to meet that demand,” said Mr Evans.
“There has been a fantastic response since we announced the new services in April, with customers jumping to book great deals to Singapore and beyond.
“We’re seeing many of our customers choosing to make the most of the early evening arrival into Singapore and the excellent connections if offers to the rest of Asia with our airline partners, with Koh Samui, Phuket and Tokyo being some of the most popular choices.
“Many of our codeshare partners have also been attracted to our Perth-Singapore schedule, adding their code to the Qantas flights, with nine carriers now marketing the services to their customers,” added Mr Evans.
“This is great news for tourism in Western Australia, with the route being promoted to more international customers than ever before.”
Customers travelling between Perth and Singapore will experience seat back in-flight entertainment and new Economy meals. A dedicated 12 seat Business Class cabin features Neil Perry menus and amenity kits from Kate Spade and Jack Spade.
Eligible customers travelling through Singapore can also enjoy access to our award-winning Singapore Lounge with menus designed by Neil Perry.
More for customers in WA in 2015:
- Qantas’ new domestic Business Lounge which has capacity for more than 350 customers is expected to open in late August.
- Seasonal direct services for the third year in a row from Perth to Auckland between October this year and April 2016.
- Refurbished A330 aircraft continue to be progressively introduced on network, with four refurbished domestic aircraft now in our fleet. All of our east-west overnight flights from Perth are now operated by refurbished A330 aircraft.