UPDATE | Singapore Airlines' plans to launch Sydney-Jakarta-Singapore flights have been paused following a decision by the Indonesian government to withdraw its approval for the new route.
PREVIOUS | Star Alliance member Singapore Airlines will launch flights from Sydney to Jakarta and then onwards to Singapore from November 23 2016.
Running three times each week, SIA’s latest flight will leave Sydney at 11am on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, reaching Jakarta at 2:35pm. The flight will then continue to Singapore at 3:35pm before touching down in the Lion City at 6:10pm local time.
On the return, it’s wheels-up from Singapore at 8:15pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for a 9pm pit stop in the Indonesian capital, before leaving for Sydney at 10:25pm and arriving at 9:30am the following morning.
The flights will be served by a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, fitted with fully-flat beds in business class with direct aisle access from every seat in a similar style to SQ's Airbus A380s (pictured):
It’s believed that passengers will be able to travel between Australia and Indonesia without needing to fly onwards to Singapore – and likewise from Singapore to Jakarta without including Australia – in a similar style to other popular ‘fifth freedom’ flights like Emirates’ trans-Tasman routes.
Both Qantas and Garuda Indonesia already offer non-stop flights from Sydney to Jakarta, although not on Tuesdays and Thursdays where Singapore Airlines will step in.
Tickets for these new Singapore Airlines flights will go on sale shortly.
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