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Singapore Airlines makes Brisbane an all-A350 destination

written by WOFA | March 28, 2019

Singapore Airlines flight SQ235, operated by Airbus A350-900 9V-SMH, touches down at Brisbane Airport in October 2017. (Brisbane Airport)
Singapore Airlines flight SQ235, operated by Airbus A350-900 9V-SMH, touches down at Brisbane Airport in October 2017. (Brisbane Airport)

Singapore Airlines says it will use the Airbus A350-900 on all four of its daily flights to Brisbane from the start of May.

The A350-900 is already used on three of its four daily services to Brisbane, with last remaining flight scheduled to switch from the Boeing 777-200 to the next-generation Airbus widebody on May 1, Singapore Airlines said on Thursday.

Singapore Airlines started flying the A350-900 to Brisbane in October 2017. It has gradually swapped out older 777s and A330s in favour of the A350-900, which features the airline’s latest cabin products.

“Over the past few months we have added new A350s to the route and the deployment of this fourth A350 will complete an 11 per cent increase in seat capacity for the route,” Singapore Airlines regional vice president for south west Pacific Philip Goh said in a statement on Thursday.

“The deployment of a fourth A350 on 1 May will also deliver our customers an unparalleled level of product consistency as well as the ability to experience and enjoy one of the most modern and technologically advanced aircraft in the sky.

“An experience I am confident they will embrace and enjoy.”

Photographers capture the arrival of Singapore Airlines' first Airbus A350-900 flight to Brisbane in October 2017. (Brisbane Airport)
Photographers capture the arrival of Singapore Airlines’ first Airbus A350-900 flight to Brisbane in October 2017. (Brisbane Airport)

Singapore Airlines said it would used its medium-haul A350-900 on three of its daily flights to Brisbane. The medium-haul configuration has 303 seats in a two-class layout comprising 40 lie-flat seats in business class with direct aisle access and 263 seats in economy at nine abreast.


The fourth service will be served with Singapore Airlines’ long-haul A350-900s, which have 253 seats in three classes – 42 in business, 24 in premium economy and 187 in economy.

By contrast SIA’s A330-300s and 777-200s have 285 and 266 seats, respectively, spread across business and economy.

It currently flies the A350-900 to three destinations in Australia – Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Singapore Airlines has served Brisbane for nearly 35 years, having begun flights to the Queensland capital on March 30 1984. It is one of three airlines offering nonstop flights between Singapore and Brisbane alongside Emirates and Qantas.

At December 31 2018, Singapore Airlines had 29 A350s-900 in its fleet. In addition to medium- and long-haul configured aircraft, SIA also has eight-ultra long range A350-900ULRs being used for nonstop flights from Singapore to Los Angeles and New York.

The Virgin Australia shareholder and alliance partner has a total of 67 A350s on order from Airbus.

Singapore Airlines’ Singapore-Brisbane schedule. (all flights daily)
Flight Number/Routing
Time of departure
Time of arrival
Aircraft type

SQ255 Singapore-Brisbane



A350-900 medium haul

SQ 265 Singapore-Brisbane



A350-900 medium haul

SQ 245 Singapore-Brisbane



A350-900 long haul

SQ 235 Singapore-Brisbane



A350-900 medium haul

SQ 256 Brisbane-Singapore



A350-900 medium haul

SQ 236 Brisbane-Singapore



A350-900 medium haul

SQ 266 Brisbane-Singapore



A350-900 medium haul

SQ 246 Brisbane-Singapore



A350-900 long haul


  • Gary


    How could Singapore Airlines have been flying the A350-900 to brisbane since October 2017 when Adelaide was the first Australian destination for the aircraft which commenced on 18 December 2018?

    • australianaviation.com.au


      Dear Gary, Adelaide was the first destination for the Singapore Airlines’ A350-900s featuring a medium-haul configuration of business and economy class. Those flights commenced in December 2018. Singapore Airlines started operating A350-900s with a long-haul configuration of business, premium economy and economy to Brisbane in October 2017. I hope that clears things up. Thank you for reading.
      Kind regards,
      Australian Aviation

  • Rod Pickin


    I note with pleasure that SQ will add an A350 -900 long haul to it’s schedule from BNE making a total of 4 servicees/day. QF on the other hand rigidly sticks to it’s one and only service as it has done so in the main for over 25 years. Well done SQ

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