Singapore Airlines increases flights to and from Christchurch for summer

Singapore Airlines are bumping up the number of extra flights into Christchurch next summer.  

Singapore Airlines have again announced it will increase its flights to and from Christchurch over summer.

The airline will now operate 10 round-trip flights a week for the summer peak travel period — adding an extra 8,130 seats over the course of the operation.

The additional flights mean Singapore Airlines will notch up a new milestone, flying into the South Island 396 times in 12 months.

This year also marked 30 years since the airline began flying into Christchurch.

Singapore Airlines New Zealand general manager Simon Turcotte said demand for flights into Christchurch in summer continued to grow each year.

"Over the 2015-16 summer we operated 28 supplementary flights and one charter, adding more than 7,850 seats into Christchurch," Turcotte said.

"Christchurch continues to be an extremely important part of our global route network and we are very grateful for the support we receive from Christchurch International Airport, travel agents in the area and the wider South Island community."

The extra flights will operate as flight numbers SQ296 and SQ295, and will be serviced by a fleet of refitted 777-200ER aircraft, offering 26 business class and 245 economy class seats.

The extra service would run from 23 November 2016 to 6 February 2017.

Singapore Airlines currently operates 14 round-trip flights from Auckland and Christchurch to Singapore per week.

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Last updated 22:48, April 11 2016