Singapore Airlines expands to daily services year

Christchurch International Airport Ltd (CIAL) welcomes Singapore Airlines' announcement that the airline is to increase its schedule from five services per week to seven for the New Zealand winter (Northern Summer) schedule, commencing 30 March 2011.

The additional flights mean that Christchurch will be served daily on a year-round basis, increasing the number of seats for tourists and giving South Island travellers better flight options, as well as providing more cargo capacity and frequency for exporters.

James Lim, General Manager New Zealand for Singapore Airlines, says that an increase in passenger demand means that the airline is now able to permanently increase its presence in Christchurch.  "Singapore Airlines is excited to be offering the South Island daily flights in response to increased demand. The introduction of daily flights is testament to the popularity of the route and Singapore Airlines' commitment to providing greater flexibility, convenience and choice when travelling between Christchurch and Singapore. We are particularly pleased to be giving tourists all year round direct access to the beautiful South Island on a daily basis."

Jim Boult, CIAL's Chief Executive, welcomed the announcement.  "This is fantastic news not only for the additional 30,000 passengers who will be able to travel in and out of Christchurch over the six month winter period, but also as it confirms a regular daily service throughout the year."

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