Response to Media Queries on the Delayed Launch of Singapore Airlines’ New Singapore-Jakarta-Sydney Route

09 November 2016

We are aware that Singapore Airlines (SIA) is delaying plans to launch a new route linking Singapore, Jakarta and Sydney. We understand that SIA had earlier received approval from the Indonesian civil aviation authorities, but the authorities have now indicated that SIA cannot proceed with the service due to runway maintenance works at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

SIA’s new service will enhance air connectivity between Singapore, Jakarta and Sydney, which will facilitate people and trade flows between these cities.

We hope the Indonesian civil aviation authorities can give approval for this new service as soon as possible so that it can be launched.

About the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)

The mission of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is to grow a safe, vibrant air hub and civil aviation system, making a key contribution to Singapore’s success. CAAS’ roles are to oversee and promote safety in the aviation industry, develop the air hub and aviation industry, provide air navigation services, provide aviation training for human resource development, and contribute to the development of international civil aviation. For more information, visit

For more information, please contact:

Lydia Tan
Director, Corporate Communications
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore

Last Updated on 12 November 2019