Singapore Airlines A380 News

Singapore Airlines took delivery of the third Airbus A380 superjumbo, which arrived in Singapore on Wednesday and has 471 seats, in the same configuration as the first two aircraft. The delivery was relatively quiet, even in dedicated news about airlines, it was only a two line short notification, rather than a regular news item. Singapore plans to use this aircraft on its new route to London Heathrow, together with their second one. The new route scheduled to open in a few days on 18MAR2008 will mark the first time an A380 is flying to the old continent as a scheduled service.

Second Airbus A380 delivered to Singapore Airlines (photo by Singarpore Airlines)

Separately Singapore Airlines has announced yesterday that it will open another new route flown by the largest commercial jet, on 20MAY2008, which will take the superjumbo to Japan. The new flight SQ636 will depart Singapore Changi at 23:40 (the inagural flight will take off one hour later) and will arrive to Tokyo Narita at 7:30 am (8:30) the next day. The return flight will take off from the Japanese metropolitan at 11:30 and will arrive to Singapore at 17:35 the same day. Tokyo is the fourth city to be serviced by the A380, and the first one in Asia. Tickets already bought for these flights remain valid without a change, similar to the way the London tickets were rebooked to the A380 automatically.

by balint01


5 Responses to “Singapore Airlines A380 News”

  1. 1 Elias Arriazola Lujambio March 30, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Hi. Here are some pictures I took from the A380 flying over Santiago de Chile, just about an hour ago.

    It’s here for an airplanes expo called Fidae 2008.

    Hope you like them. I found it really impressive.


  2. 2 szafi March 31, 2008 at 7:06 am

    Thank you Elias, it’s really amazing! 🙂

  3. 3 balint01 June 24, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    From ATW News 18JUN2008:
    Singapore Airlines is achieving load factors of 95% on its A380 services to London Heathrow, according to airline sources, while the four A380s currently in service are averaging nearly 80%. Singapore Airlines officials said the novelty of flying aboard the new jumbo aircraft has contributed to their popularity. It launched A380 flights to Tokyo Narita last month and is scheduled to take delivery of its fifth A380 before July.

  4. 4 balint01 July 1, 2008 at 10:25 am

    From ATW News 01JUL:
    Singapore Airlines took delivery of its fifth A380 and 18th 777-300ER last Saturday (28JUN). The A380 will allow SIA to upgrade more Singapore-London Heathrow flights from 747-400 service beginning July 16. The fifth aircraft will be used Aug. 2-8 on flights to Beijing to meet Olympics demand.

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