With demand growing for connectivity to Singapore’s Changi Airport as a gateway to Asia, Singapore Airlines now provides three more additional flights from Singapore to Johannesburg and Cape Town. This makes the total number of flights operated by Singapore Airlines to South Africa ten a week.
Bongiwe Pityi-Vokwana, General Manager of O.R Tambo International Airport, says: “We have a long-standing and strong relationship with Singapore Airlines. We see the airline as a key partner providing Asian passengers access to the African continent and opening up a world of opportunities for African passengers travelling to the Asia Pacific region.”
Singapore Airlines has continuously invested in South Africa over the past 27 years and currently operates its new Airbus A350-900 aircraft on flights between South Africa and Singapore to meet growing travel and cargo demand.
“The South African government sees Southeast Asia as a strategic trade partner and we believe that the additional three evening flights from our award-winning O.R Tambo International Airport will bolster trade relations, tourism growth and economic ties,” adds Pityi-Vokwana.
Kian Hwa Chua, Singapore Airlines General Manager for Central and South Africa, says: “Singapore Airlines has maintained its commitment to the South Africa route for nearly three decades now. We are delighted that increasing travel demand and growing trade links have enabled us to further expand our service.
“We have listened to our customers and travel trade partners’ requests to increase capacity on this route and offer more opportunities for South Africans to visit Singapore. In addition, we are able to offer more extensive travel options and seamless connectivity through our Singapore hub for customers travelling to destinations in the Asia-Pacific region such as Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand and Thailand.”