TUI Airways has launched its Birmingham to Singapore flight, which will be used to fly passengers sailing on Marella Discovery 2 cruises.
The first flight departed on Wednesday, 13 December and is the only non-stop route from the UK city to Singapore.
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.
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 rotational cruises will also be complemented with TUI flying from London Gatwick and Manchester Airport.
The last flight of the season will depart Birmingham on 3 April 2024, with the flights resuming for next winter on 11 December 2024.