The rest of the world is now on Canberra's doorstep


Canberrans will soon have more choice for travel and be better connected to the rest of the world with the announcement that Singapore airlines will operate direct flights from Canberra to Singapore and Wellington.

From September this year Singapore Airlines will fly direct services from Singapore to Canberra and Canberra to Wellington in a route dubbed the ‘capital express’, with four services a week to both capital cities on a Boeing 777-200.

The start of direct international flights will create significant positive economic and social impacts for Canberra and the region in terms of trade, investment, higher education and tourism.

Canberrans can start booking tickets from next week and the first flights taking off in mid September.