Google has updated its flight information page, updating the destination and departure times for its first two flights from Sydney to Beijing, and its flights to Hong Kong and Singapore.
The updates include the fact that Hong Kong’s flights to Beijing will now be arriving at 10am local time, while Singapore’s will arrive at 8pm, and Singapore’s at 5am.
While there’s a big difference between the arrival times of each flight, the updates make the change clear, and it should make it easier for people to book their first round of flights from Hong Kong to Beijing.
The changes were announced by Google’s director of travel and travel analytics, David Prowse.
Prowse said:”Today we’re making it easier to book your first round, because you can now get a better view of where the flights are and how they’re coming to you.”
For example, when you book from Singapore, you’ll see that there’s only one flight, so it’s a lot easier to pick it up and see what it’s going to cost.
“The changes also apply to flights between Sydney and Beijing, with the changes making it clear which route you’ll need to book in order to get to Beijing’s airport.
The biggest change is the new arrival time for Singapore’s flights, which are now arriving at 8am.
This means you’ll get a much clearer view of the cost of the flight.
It also means you can easily compare prices between different airlines when booking your flights.
It’s not just the arrival time that has changed.
The new arrivals are also now clearly marked on the departure pages, and Prowsted said: “Singapore’s flights are now clearly and accurately marked.
“This means that if you’re going to Singapore from a city in Singapore, there’s also a way to tell you where the Singapore to Beijing flights are going to be, and we’ll tell you the arrival and departure time.”
The new arrival times have been in effect for three weeks now, with Google stating that the changes were made after being contacted by people with questions about the change.
It is a big step forward for Singapore, which has been struggling to keep up with the rapid growth of China, and which has seen a number of problems including the closure of its domestic carrier, Starlink.