Increased flight capacity from Singapore a boost for tourism

by WA Government News | May 08, 2018
  • Perth the first Australian destination for newest Boeing 787-10 aircraft landing today
  • Newest Dreamliner means 38,000 more seats on Perth-Singapore route 

The State Government has welcomed Singapore Airlines' newest Boeing 787-10 aircraft to Perth, as its first Australian destination. 

Singapore Airlines is the first to fly the newest Dreamliner, which will allow for a capacity increase of 38,000 seats on the Perth to Singapore route.

Singapore is currently the third largest international tourism market for Western Australia by visitor numbers, and fourth largest by visitor spend, with 102,000 Singaporeans visiting WA in 2017, spending $220 million.

Singapore is also WA's third largest market by leisure visitor numbers and spend, with visitors attracted to WA's nature and wildlife, coastal, and food and wine experiences.

Perth is the second destination in the world, after Osaka, to welcome the arrival of the newest Dreamliner.

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