Sin­ga­pore flight celebrates a strong bond

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

TO mark the 50th an­niver­sary of Sin­ga­pore Air­lines fly­ing to Perth, a spe­cial A350900 made a low fly-by past the city last Wed­nes­day.

Fol­low­ing its de­par­ture from Perth Air­port, SQ226 flew at 1500ft (450m), track­ing along the Swan River in front of the city be­fore head­ing to­wards the coast.

The first Sin­ga­pore Air­lines flight to Perth touched down in April 1967, a De Hav­il­land Comet that seated 70 pas­sen­gers.

“More than 450,000 pas­sen­gers trav­elled to and from Sin­ga­pore last year. Vis­i­tors from Sin­ga­pore love com­ing here and Perth is al­ways ready to wel­come them,” Perth Air­port chief ex­ec­u­tive Kevin Brown said. d467710

“It’s not just an im­por­tant eco­nomic con­nec­tion – there’s a strong so­cial and cul­tural bond.”

Fes­tiv­i­ties for the spe­cial flight.

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