Qantas has announced that it will be increasing the services it operates between Melbourne and Singapore from 7 to 10 flights per week. The additional 3 flights per week will be operated by the A330 aircraft each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from April 29.
The services will utilise the aircraft that became free following the upgauge of three services a week between Melbourne and Hong Kong from an A330 to a 747 aircraft,
The three flights will operate afternoon departures from Melbourne, with QF37 depating Melbourne at 4:05 pm, arriving into Singapore 10:15pm. The return QF38 departs Singapore at 11:35 pm, with an arrival in Melbourne at 9:00 am the next day.
This compares to a late morning departure from Melbourne of the current QF35 service. While the existing QF36 is also overnight, it arrives back in Melbourne at a bright and early 5:20am.
The additional services reflects the continued growth in capacity between Australia and Singapore. Qantas has recently announced a return to daily services from Perth, albeit with smaller 737 aircraft. It also operated a daily double service from Sydney, and a daily service from Brisbane, to Singapore.