Below there is confirmation about the aircraft which will be used to Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
(Source: Singapore Airlines Australia)
EIGHT SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICES BOOST PRE-CHRISTMAS CAPACITY TO AND FROM SYDNEY
Wednesday 28 November 2001
Singapore Airlines will boost capacity into and out of Sydney in the busy pre-Christmas period with the addition of eight supplementary services to cater for high demand.
The services, to operate on scheduled days in December and early January, will add over 2,300 seats into and out of Sydney in the pre-Christmas period, providing a boost for inbound tourism, as well as opportunities for outbound travel for passengers currently waitlisted because of full flights.
Flights will be operated by Boeing 777 aircraft on the following dates:
SINGAPORE - SYDNEY on December 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26 and 29, and January 2
SYDNEY SINGAPORE on December 16, 20, 21. 22. 23, 27 and 30 and January 3
Singapore Airlines' Public Relations Manager Australia, Stephen Forshaw, said the additional services were a response to high seasonal demand for tourism to Australia.
"In the lead-up to Christmas, Australia remains a popular choice for many from overseas - particularly south-east Asia and Europe.
"These flights will operate in addition to the existing 3 daily Boeing 747-400 services, which already provide almost 1,200 seats per day into and out of Sydney.
"Singapore Airlines' additional capacity will help cater to that demand and provide a substantial boost to inbound tourism operators in Sydney, as well as other capital cities to benefit from additional flights."
In recent weeks, Singapore Airlines has added supplementary and special charter flights as follows to Australia to cater for high demand:
Eight supplementary flights each way, Sydney-Singapore;
Seven supplementary flights each way, Melbourne-Singapore;
Nine supplementary services each way, Brisbane-Singapore; and
Five charter operations each way, Singapore-Hobart (direct).
"These special flights will provide opportunities for over 7,500 additional tourists to visit Australia in the December-January period," Mr Forshaw said.
MELBOURNE AND BRISBANE GAIN FURTHER SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICES
Wednesday 28 November 2001
Singapore Airlines has extended the additional services it plans to operate between Melbourne and Singapore and Brisbane and Singapore in response to high demand for seats to and from those cities over the Christmas period.
Singapore Airlines has already announced five supplementary services to Melbourne and eight to Brisbane over the December-January period.
Now, a further 2 services will be added to Melbourne, and 1 to Brisbane.
The additional services will operate:
Singapore - Melbourne December 20 and 21
Melbourne - Singapore December 21 and 22
Singapore - Brisbane 22 December
Brisbane - Singapore 23 December
In addition, eight supplementary services will be operated between Sydney and Singapore, and five charter flights operate direct between Singapore and Hobart.
This brings to 29 the number of supplementary and charter flights operating between Singapore and the East Coast cities this December.
Singapore Airlines' Public Relations Manager Australia, Stephen Forshaw, said the additional services will boost opportunities for inbound tourism, and provide benefits to local economies.
"These additional services provide over 7,500 seats to deal with high demand from overseas visitors, as well as from Australians looking to travel over Christmas.
"These seats are in addition to the high frequency, high capacity services we operate to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne already.
"It is very pleasing to see Australia remains a destination of interest for visitors from overseas," Mr Forshaw said.
SPECIAL CHARTER FLIGHTS BRING HUNDREDS OF TOURISTS TO TASMANIA
Thursday 29 November 2001
Singapore Airlines is to operate four direct charter services between Singapore and Hobart, commencing this weekend, to cater for demand for inbound tourism to Tasmania.
The charter flights have been organised by Singapore Airlines' wholesale tour company in Singapore, Tradewinds Pte Ltd, and are part of all-inclusive package holidays for sale in the Singapore market.
The flights will operate once per week over the next four weeks, and will bring over 600 tourists directly to Tasmania.
This is the ninth consecutive year that Singapore Airlines has operated these special annual charter package holidays to Tasmania.
Singapore Airlines' Public Relations Manager Australia, Stephen Forshaw, says the flights will bring millions in revenue to Tasmania directly.
"These package charters have considerable benefit for Tasmania, injecting millions of dollars directly into the Tasmanian tourism industry.
"It is also pleasing to see strong continued interest in Singapore for these packages, and we are pleased to be able to operate these services again this year.
"The success of these package holidays is another sign of continuing confidence in Australia as a tourism destination in key overseas markets, and this is very pleasing for Tasmania especially," Mr Forshaw said.
Tourism Tasmania Chief Executive Rob Giason said the charters are the result of an ongoing and fruitful relationship between Tourism Tasmania, Singapore Airlines and Tradewinds.
"These charter flights have huge potential for Tasmania, and I am delighted that given the current economic situation in Singapore and recent world events, the charters have still attracted so many Singaporean visitors" Mr Giason said.
"As well as an opportunity for them to discover Tasmania's diverse attractions, they provide a welcome boost to the Tasmanian tourism industry."
The visitors travel around the State during their time in Tasmania.
Mr Forshaw said the tours were just one part of Singapore Airlines' overall commitment to promoting overseas tourism to Tasmania.
"While we actively promote holidays to Tasmania in key overseas markets using Melbourne as the principal gateway, demand for these direct packages continues to warrant the use of special charter aircraft," Mr Forshaw said.
Singapore Airlines first charter flight is scheduled to arrive in Hobart at 9.20am on Sunday 2 December, and departs Hobart at 11.40am for the return to Singapore. Thereafter, they will operate at the same times on the following three Sundays.
The flights will be operated by twin-engine wide-body Airbus A310 aircraft, seating 183 passengers.
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