China wants Australian travellers to access their country easily and frequently. Singapore Airlines (SIA) will begin servicing flights between Australia and China more regularly by upping flights from 112 to 102, each week.
Subhas Menon, SIA’s Regional Vice President, says changes will take effect prior to December 2012.
Currently, SIA provides service to five airports in Australia, most notably in Melbourne and Sydney whilst SilkAir, its budget friendly airline services Darwin. Menon said Australia was one of three target countries which China hopes to increase its presence.
We see both of those markets as growing in terms of prominence in our network, as well as areas that we have identified as future growth centres.
In keeping with competition, airline carrier China Eastern has also upped its trips between Australia and China with service two times a week between Cairns and Shanghai.