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.
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.
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
|Route||Cabin||Airpoints Dollars||United MileagePlus||KrisFlyer miles||Velocity Points|
|Wellington - Melbourne||Business||500||25,000||31,000||38,000|
|Wellington - Singapore||Business||1,300||50,000||62,000||78,000|
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.