Capital Express Route
The Capital Express Route was an air route operated by Singapore Airlines between Singapore and Wellington via Canberra. It linked the capitals of three countries – Singapore, Australia and New Zealand – hence the name.
A report by Australia's Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics showed that the average load factor for the sector between Singapore and Canberra was about 83% in the early months of the service.
On 24 January 2018, Singapore Airlines announced a restructuring of existing Singapore-Canberra-Wellington flights. On 1 May 2018, the airline launched a new daily service to Canberra, via Sydney. Flights are operated on a Singapore-Sydney-Canberra-Singapore routing. From 3 May 2018, flights between Singapore and Wellington have been conducted via Melbourne on a Singapore-Melbourne-Wellington-Melbourne-Singapore routing.
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