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Daily Singapore Airlines flights from Melbourne are back from 1 November

Singapore Airlines has reopened sales on its 14-weekly flights between Melbourne and Singapore for eligible customers with the first flights arriving and taking off from Victoria on 1 November. What's more, quarantine-free arrivals into Singapore could be a reality by the time the first flight from Australia departs.

Singapore Airlines has reopened sales on its 14-weekly flights between Melbourne and Singapore for eligible customers with the first flights arriving and taking off from Victoria on 1 November. What’s more, quarantine-free arrivals into Singapore could be a reality by the time the first flight from Australia departs.

Daily flight bookings on the Singapore-Melbourne and Melbourne-Singapore route went live at 8 pm AEDT on Friday 22 October for eligible customers on flights tagged as “For Eligible Passengers Only” (FEPO).

Australia is also on the verge of a quarantine-free bubble deal with Singapore to start in November, meaning that once approved, Australian travellers will not spend time either way in hotel or home quarantine.

PM Scott Morrison said on Friday that the federal government was in the final stages of a deal with Singapore to replicate two-way travel without restrictions similar to New Zealand.

“We anticipate that being able to be achieved within the next week or so as we would open up to more visa class holders coming out of Singapore,” he told reporters at Sydney Airport.

Singapore Airlines also announced that the Airline’s flagship Airbus A380 will fly from Sydney to Singapore from Wednesday 1 December, increasing capacity to the Sydney market ahead of the Christmas holiday period.

Singapore Airlines A380
Singapore Airlines A380

Singapore Airlines Regional Vice President South-West Pacific, Mr Louis Arul, welcomed the news and looked forward to seeing families and friends reunited from 1 November. 

“Today’s announcement is another welcome step on the road to recovery and we are pleased to reconnect Victoria with the world,” Mr Arul said.

“Opening Victoria’s international border for eligible passengers provides another avenue for Australians stranded overseas to come home, with Singapore Airlines offering 31 flights a week to Sydney and Melbourne, two major Australian gateways.

“We look forward to reconnecting families and loved ones over the coming weeks and months ahead, and continuing to support all levels of government in their efforts to reopen Australia’s borders in a safe, scalable and sustainable way.”

Eligibility to travel on these services is determined by the Australian Government and must at least meet the following criteria:

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and
  • Have been fully-vaccinated with a TGA approved or recognised vaccine, and
  • Have a vaccine certificate that meets the Australian Government’s authenticity and verification requirements.

Or

  • Be an immediate family member of an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or
  • Is a non-Australian citizen or permanent resident, and
  • Holds a valid visa and a travel restriction exemption, and
  • Is fully-vaccinated with a TGA approved or recognised vaccine, and
  • Has a vaccine certificate that meets the Australian Government’s authenticity and verification requirements.

Singapore Airlines says it will support customers holding existing bookings for flights to Melbourne from 1 November 2021 onwards to assist with confirming eligibility to travel on the new FEPO flights or support rebooking to a capped service.

Melbourne to Singapore flight schedule from 1 November

FLT# Day of Operations Dep Time Arr Time Aircraft Type
SQ218 Daily 00:35 05:15 Airbus A350-900 Medium Haul
SQ228 Daily 16:40 21:20 Airbus A350-900 Medium Haul

Singapore to Melbourne flight schedule from 1 November

FLT# Day of Operations Dep Time Arr Time Aircraft Type
SQ237 Daily 00:25 10:50 Airbus A350-900 Medium Haul
SQ217 Daily 11:00 21:25 Airbus A350-900 Medium Haul