Asians warm to new SIA flights to Düsseldorf

Agents work hard to promote secondary German city
An upcoming launch of thrice-weekly flights from Singapore to Düsseldorf by Singapore Airlines in July looks set to attract more Asian travellers to the German city.
As traditional German cities like Munich and Frankfurt are the typical top destinations to visit in Germany, outbound travel agents say this new option will appeal especially to repeat visitors.
Although there is currently “minimal demand” for the city, Alicia Seah of Singapore’s Dynasty Travel said she expects this to change with the new flight.
“This will be a new option for travellers to explore further into Germany beyond the typical cities, and Singaporeans like direct flights because of its convenience and time-savings.”
She added: “Singaporeans are getting very affluent and repeat visitors may want to travel to single cities for a more in-depth experience and we see this as a growing trend.”
Seah also highlighted that as this city is currently mostly visited by trade and business travellers, there are “a lot of opportunities” to woo leisure travellers as many have yet to visit it.
ASA Holidays has launched new itineraries that include Düsseldorf as either the start or end city in its 10-day Central Europe packages.
“Some of the highlights in the program include river cruising on the Rhine, the longest river in Europe from Amsterdam to Switzerland. With this cruise, visitors will be able to better understand the cultural heritage of Europe.”
The new flights will operate on SIA’s new Airbus 350-900 aircraft. Düsseldorf is the third German city served by the carrier after Frankfurt and Munich.
TTG Asia