1,000 Airbus A380 Flights at Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines has announced yesterday that it has completed its 1,000th Airbus A380 commercial flight on Monday, when its scheduled service from Singapore to London Heathrow touched down in the United Kingdom as flight SQ 322. Singapore already operates five of the superjumbos, and claims that all aircraft have performed “remarkably” since entering service last October. In reality there were a few incidents indeed, but nothing major – and these kind of small glitches are normal in airline operations, especially when rolling out a new type into everyday operations.

Singapore Airlines A380 arriving at London Heathrow - c by Allan Huse on airliners.net

Singapore Airlines A380 arriving at London Heathrow - c by Allan Huse on airliners.net

The five airplanes have accumulated 8,500 flight hr. and carried nearly 400,000 customers. More than 220,000 have traveled on the Singapore-Sydney route, with the rest shared between Singapore-London and Singapore-Tokyo. This is really good news after the scandalous road of the Airbus A380 entry into commercial services. The sixth A380 is scheduled to arrive in September, with a further 13 to follow in the coming years. Singapore Airlines has options on an additional six and has been the first and only operator of the type until last week, when Emirates took their first Airbus A380.

by balint01


6 Responses to “1,000 Airbus A380 Flights at Singapore Airlines”

  1. 1 Danilo Hadek August 6, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    That’s awesome… int the meantime…
    “Emirates readies for delays in the second round of A380 deliveries”
    As Emirates showcases its A380 aircraft in the US this week following its first revenue flight between Dubai and New York, the carrier is adjusting its delivery schedule for the second round of deliveries after the latest production delays.

    The latest delays stem from Airbus bringing the first “Wave 2” aircraft equipped with redesigned wiring harnesses to power-on. Achieving that status took three-and-a-half months longer than expected.

    Launch customer of the Engine Alliance GP7200-powered A380 Emirates expects deliveries of the second round of six-to-seven aircraft due to arrive at the carrier to be pushed back by two to three months, says carrier President Tim Clark. Deliveries of the carrier’s first five A380s are scheduled for completion in January.

    Emirates plans to eventually operate two A380s to New York, one aircraft to London and two to Sydney.

    Clark says Emirates would love to place the A380 on its flights between Dubai and Houston operated with a Boeing 777-200LR, but the 17.5hr flight is a push for the A380, and the aircraft would fly well short of its payload on the route. But Clark believes the aircraft would be full if it was capable of serving that market.


    Take care!
    Meio Aéreo – Flight Attendant

  2. 2 balint01 August 6, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Thanks for the comment Danilo!

    You’re absolutely right, there are still ongoing production issues with the A380, and the second wave of deliveries will be delayed again… But they hope to catch up again and stick to their current plan of delivery rate sometime around the second half of 2010 I think… But still most of us are looking at the A380 as a brand new aircraft while it has already completed a 1000 flights – amazing how quickly time is flying by. 🙂


  3. 3 Paulos August 9, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Bill82 created a poll to gauge people’s reaction to Singapore’s A380 on our site (www.airlinestars.com).
    You might be interested in seeing the results thus far: http://airlinestars.com/node/509
    As of 25 votes, people are generally satisfied.

  4. 4 LouiS Benevento August 18, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Do You have business class flights from an east coast city such as New York directlY to BangKock or Sinagaore that fly over the north pole AND take only 12 hrs. Please advise
    Thank you, Louis
    Benevento **** * ***** ******, FORT LAUERDALE Fl 33308
    *** *** ****

  5. 5 balint01 August 18, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Dear Louis,

    Thank you for your question, but please ask Singapore Airlines directly at one of the contacts you can find on this page:


    I hope you succeed and will get an answer from them,


  6. 6 Sia Fan March 7, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    In my own opinion, the Airbus A380 is one of the comfortable for flight on a long distance.

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