Singapore Airlines postpones launch of Singapore/Sydney route

Singapore Airlines has postponed its plan to launch a new route connecting Singapore, Jakarta and Sydney due to technical problems at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, the company said.

The airline said Indonesian Civil Aviation Authorities are unable to approve the flights due to runway maintenance works.

The airline initially planned to launch flights three times a week on its Boeing 777 aircraft on Nov. 23. The airline received requisite written approval from the authorities and even secured airport slots.

Based at Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore Airlines is the national carrier of Singapore, employing a fleet of wide body Boeing and Airbus aircraft, including the A380. Singapore Airlines operates an extensive network across Asia, North America, Australasia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.