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Qantas and Jetstar resuming Singapore to Sydney, Melbourne and Darwin

In anticipation of Australia's border relaxations, Qantas and Jetstar are bringing back their Singapore flights earlier than planned.

With Australia starting to reopen its borders for international travel, and a Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) or similar ‘bubble’ arrangement between the country and Singapore due to be announced imminently, the Qantas Group is making a return to Changi earlier than planned.

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Passenger flights are back on three routes to and from Singapore, including options with the group’s full-service and low-cost carriers, following a long 600-day absence due to the effects of the pandemic.

Melbourne

Melbourne is first out of the starting blocks for Qantas from Singapore, following an announcement by Victoria’s Government that fully vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents will be able to arrive quarantine-free in the city from next month.

[Melbourne – Singapore] flights will be brought forward to 22 November 2021, three weeks ahead of schedule, operating three days per week with A330 aircraft and ramping up to daily from 18 December.

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Qantas will return to Singapore in late November 2021 with its Airbus A330s. (Photo: Qantas)

On 22nd November QF35 from Melbourne will therefore be the first Qantas passenger flight to arrive at Changi Airport since the pandemic took hold in March 2020.

The Airbus A330 will depart back to Melbourne the following evening on 23rd November as QF36, representing a 608-day gap in operation for the carrier since the last passenger flight, QF52 to Brisbane, departed Changi on 25th March 2020.

Singapore    Melbourne

23rd November to
17th December

  Days
M T W T F S S
QF36
A330
SIN
20:30
MEL
07:00*

* Next day
Note: A one-time QF36 service also operates on Tuesday 23rd November

From 19th December

  Days
M T W T F S S
QF36
A330
SIN
19:40
MEL
06:10*

Note: No service on Tuesday 21st December

Melbourne    Singapore

22nd November to
18th December

  Days
M T W T F S S
QF35
A330
MEL
11:50
SIN
16:45

* Next day

From 18th December

  Days
M T W T F S S
QF35
A330
MEL
12:10
SIN
17:05

Note: No service on Sunday 19th December

There will also be a low-cost option between Singapore and Melbourne, with Jetstar restarting four times weekly flights on the route using its Boeing 787.

Jetstar will also recommence flying four times a week between Melbourne and Singapore using 787 aircraft, a route it hasn’t flown since 2019.

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Jetstar will operate its Boeing 787 on the Singapore – Melbourne route. (Photo: Damien Aiello)

These services will restart a little later – from 16th December 2021, the same week Qantas will ramp up to daily Melbourne flights.

Singapore    Melbourne

From 16th December

  Days
M T W T F S S
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Jetstar_Airways-small-1.png JQ8
787-8
SIN
21:00
MEL
07:20*

* Next day
Note: A one-time JQ8 service operates on Thursday 16th December, instead of Friday 17th December

Melbourne    Singapore

From 16th December

  Days
M T W T F S S
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Jetstar_Airways-small-1.png JQ7
787-8
MEL
13:00
SIN
17:50

* Next day
Note: A one-time JQ7 service operates on Thursday 16th December, instead of Friday 17th December

Sydney

The Singapore – Sydney route is naturally up there in the initial Qantas flights ramp-up, and like Melbourne it will also use Airbus A330s initially.

Qantas [Sydney – Singapore] flights will resume on 23 November 2021, four weeks earlier than scheduled, operating three days per week with A330 aircraft. Services will ramp up to daily from 18 December 2021.

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Schedules show that daily operation has already been brought forward on this route by two weeks since the Qantas announcement, now taking effect from 5th December 2021.