Singapore Airlines will increase its Airbus A380 daily services on its Singapore-London route to two times daily starting Sept. 20.The new route will become the first in the world to be operated twice-daily by the new superjumbo jet.
The second daily service will depart Singapore as flight SQ 318 and return from London as flight SQ 321. A third daily flight — SQ308 from Singapore and SQ319 from London — will continue to be operated by a Boeing 747-400 for the time being, according to the company.
The SQ318 and SQ321 service currently operate four times a week via an A380. The new, additional A380 flights will operate on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, following the delivery of a sixth A380 aircraft in September.
Singapore Airlines first started daily A380 operations between Singapore and London in March 2008, and increased frequency to 11 times a week in mid-July. Singapore Airlines was the first to fly the A380 in October of last year.
The A380 features new Singapore Airlines Suites whereby each suite becomes a customer’s personal, private cabin. Singapore Airlines’ new business class features the widest seat in its class aboard the A380.
The airline plans to expand use of the airbus A380 for the future as well, recently ordering 13 additional A380s and options on another six.