Fly to Singapore from Canberra and save $240+
Singapore Airlines to fly direct to Singapore from Canberra for less than Sydney fares.
28 January 2016: The cheapest way to get to Singapore on a full-service airline is now available by flying from Canberra. Yes, Canberra.
Singapore Airlines has released the first tickets from Singapore to Canberra (as well as Canberra-Wellington), which is Canberra airport’s first set of regularly scheduled international flights. Services on these routes will be scheduled four times a week and will start 21 September.
The 5-star airline is offering low fares on its Canberra-Singapore route, at just $644.54 return (as of 28 January).
Canberrans and South Coasters previously needed to fly from Sydney, where return fares are currently a $887.52, or catch a connecting flight.
Not only will they save time on the trip to the airport, but they’ll keep an extra $242.98 difference in their pockets. If you’re flying with a family of four, you can save almost $1000 by making the switch.
The flights will be serviced by Boeing 777-200 aircraft with 38 business class seats and 228 economy seats.
Some online travel agencies are even offering these fares for less. We’re finding the lowest prices through I Want That Flight for $602 return (as of 28 January). That gives you a saving of close to $300 per person.
Canberra Airport Parking vs Sydney Airport Parking
If you’ll be driving your own car to Canberra, it’s also cheaper to park at the capital’s airport than it is to park at Sydney’s airport. It’s $22 per day to park in Canberra, while it’s $30 per day to park on-site in Sydney.
It might not sound like much, but that’s an additional $56 of savings (or approximately what it would cost in petrol if driving from the city) for a seven-day trip.