The airline, which the company’s website states is the world’s most awarded airline and is the flag carrier airline for Singapore, will soon be offering a daily flight via Johannesburg in order to meet a growing demand from tourists.
Thanks to the move, travellers will be able to take advantage of greater flexibility than currently offered by the four Singapore Airlines flights per week.
Subject to regulatory approvals, the route will be operated by Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The planes will seat 253 customers in three classes, with 42 business class seats and 24 Premium Economy.
Cape Town has featured prominently in the travel press recently following the opening of the much-anticipated Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. The converted grain silo has been called Africa’s answer to the Tate Modern art gallery in London, and with the opening being one of the biggest cultural occasions on the continent in recent years, perhaps this has put Cape Town even more firmly on holidaymakers’ holiday radars.
Singapore Airlines also already currently operate a daily flight to Johannesburg, another fantastic place to visit as part of an Africa holiday, thanks to the historical interest of the Apartheid Museum, the energy and vibrancy of a city rapidly regenerating and family-friendly fun in the form of Gold Rush theme park Gold Reef City.
The new daily schedule of flights will begin on March 26 this year, meaning the options for those looking to book a holiday for the summer or to secure some winter sun will soon be even more numerous!