Singapore Airlines to upgrade their Wellington flights to the A350-900

A guide to travelling with Singapore Airlines from Wellington

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GUIDE: Using Points
DIFFICULTY: Easy
TIME TO READ: 1 minutes
POSTED: August 22, 2019
UPDATED: August 22, 2019
LOYALTY PROGRAMS: Relevant to Multiple Programs

Singapore Airlines have announced that from 1 November 2019, Wellington will now be served by the Airbus A350-900.

This follows last month’s announcement that Singapore Airlines will increase services on the Wellington-Melbourne-Singapore route to five times a week from 1 January 2020.

The current and upgraded service

Since May 2018, Singapore has been flying between Wellington and Melbourne, and then onwards to Singapore.

These flights have been operated using a Boeing 777–200, with Business Class in an angled flat, 2–2–2 configuration.

Singapore Airlines 777-200
Singapore Airlines 777-200 Business Class

From 1 November 2019, Singapore Airlines will upgrade the product on this route to an Airbus A350-900, with three cabins—Business, Premium Economy and Economy.

This is the same product now used on flights to Christchurch.

A350-900
Singapore Airlines A350-900 Business Class

For more information on the cabin and seats, read our guide to redeeming points for travel in Singapore Airlines A350 Business Class.

Using points on this flight

You can use Airpoints Dollars, United MileagePlus miles, KrisFlyer miles or Velocity points to book an award seat on this flight. All values are for one-way travel.

RouteCabinAirpoints DollarsUnited MileagePlusKrisFlyer milesVelocity Points
Wellington - MelbourneBusiness50025,00031,00038,000
Premium EconomyN/AN/AN/A30,000
Economy25017,50012,50020,000
Wellington - SingaporeBusiness1,30050,00062,00078,000
Premium EconomyN/AN/A47,00063,000
Economy65025,00028,00042,000

Summing up

Flying on one of the world’s newest commercial jets on an airline with a reputation for great customer service represents a great opportunity and a good-value use of points.

The increased frequency on the route starting in 2020 is a sign that the route is doing better than it was when it was the “Capital Express” via Canberra.

This product upgrade also now solidly cements Singapore Airlines as offering the best premium product for flights ex-Wellington to Australia and further abroad. They are now the first airline to offer a Premium Economy Class cabin from Wellington.

Supplementary images courtesy Singapore Airlines and United.

Singapore Airlines to upgrade their Wellington flights to the A350-900 was last modified: August 22nd, 2019 by Daniel Kinnoch