TUI Airways’s inaugural flight from Birmingham Airport to Singapore Changi Airport departed on December 13, 2023.
The new flight is the only non-stop route from Birmingham to Singapore, with other airlines only serving Singapore Changi via London and Manchester.
The weekly flights on the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner will exclusively serve Marella Cruises customers heading out to Singapore to sail onboard Marella Discovery 2 for winter 2023-24.
The flights will operate weekly for the 14-night cruises, servicing the weekly changeover of guests.
This will be the first time that Marella Cruises has homeported out of Singapore, with the itineraries including an overnight stay in the city-state.
The ship will call at various destinations, including Phu My in Vietnam; Malacca, Langkawi and Penang in Malaysia; and Laem Chabang in Thailand.
The last flight of the season will depart Birmingham on April 3 2024, with the flights resuming for next winter on December 11 2024.
Chris Hackney, Managing Director at Marella Cruises said: “The inaugural flight from Birmingham Airport to Singapore marks an exciting new chapter for our customers based in the Midlands, who now have more choice and flexibility when it comes to choosing their dream cruise. Our Asia itineraries mean that customers can be exploring tropical islands one day, and buzzing cities the next, and we’re excited to be offering all the region has to offer to those flying from Birmingham Airport.