Singapore Airlines to start Brazil flights March 28

SINGAPORE, Jan 12, 2011 (AFP) - Singapore Airlines (SIA) will make its maiden flight to the South American continent in March, the carrier said Wednesday.

"Singapore Airlines will begin services to Sao Paulo in Brazil on 28 March," SIA said in a statement. "Sao Paulo will be Singapore Airlines’ first South American destination."

It said flights will operate three times a week via the Spanish city of Barcelona. Spanish carrier Spanair will be code-sharing on the flights, SIA added.

SIA said it will use Boeing 777-300ER aircraft for the route.

A one-way adult economy-class ticket to Guarulhos International Airport on March 28 was priced at Sg$2,505.80 ($1,938.45), a check on SIA's online ticketing website showed.

With its latest addition, the carrier's route network will span 64 destinations in 35 countries across six continents, an SIA spokesman told AFP.

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