Changi Airport is non-stop in the news this month. From a mystery destinations competition for lucky participants for just $1 to Vietair offering unbeatable bargains to Vietnam, and now people in Singapore can soon hop on direct flights to Palau – an island country made up of 340 islands in Micronesia in the Pacific Ocean.
Direct flights to Palau
The inaugural flight service was jointly announced on October 27 by Changi Airport Group, Alii Palau Airlines, and Drukair, the national carrier of Bhutan, which is operated by Royal Bhutan Airlines.
The direct flights to Palau will begin on November 23. The service will connect Bhutan, Singapore, and Palau. Wonderfully, travellers from Singapore will reach Palau’s island paradise in just five hours.
The direct flights from Singapore to Palau will operate once a week, on Thursdays, until December 20. Meanwhile, flights will increase to twice-weekly, on Thursdays and Sundays, from December 21.
The new direct flight service is dubbed the gateway to paradise. Palau offers a dreamy island escape beyond your wildest imagination. The archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean is famous for its untouched natural beauty, lush rainforests, pristine waters and coral reefs, outdoor adventures from hiking to snorkeling, and so much more.
Additionally, travellers can’t miss the UNESCO World Heritage site, The Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, which boasts some of the most beautiful landscape on earth.
Meanwhile, travellers from Palau can also conveniently use this new flight route to explore Singapore and other destinations in Asia and beyond.
Flight details and tickets
The game changing flight route on the 140-seater Airbus A320neo departs from Singapore (SIN) at 12.20am and arrives in Koror (ROR) at 6.40am local time. While the return flight departs from Koror (ROR) at 7.40am and arrives in Singapore (SIN) at 11.30am local time. Palau is one hour ahead of Singapore.
The aircraft features 120 economy seats and 20 business class seats. Eager travellers can purchase tickets to Palau on the Alii Palau website from October 30.
Koror is ideally situated for island hoping and it is known for some of Palau’s most popular attractions including Jellyfish Lake – where you can swim with Jellyfish without being harmed. In fact, this is one of the most undiscovered places worldwide because people don’t even know it exists.