The auction for seats on the first commercial flight of the A380 flown by Singapore Airlines is set to close Monday night, with every available seat fom Singapore to Sydney expected to sell. The two-week auction on eBay was to end late Monday night or early Tuesday, Stephen Forshaw, the airline’s vice-president of public affairs, told Agence France Presse.
All proceeds of the auction will be donated to charities. Seats on the return leg from Sydney to Singapore the following day have also been up for bids.
Forshaw said response to the online sale has exceeded the airline’s expectations.
Proceeds from the auction are to be divided equally between a Singapore charity, two childrens’ hospitals in Sydney and the international relief agency Medecins Sans Frontieres.
Starting bid prices were attractively priced to allow everyone to participate in the Auction. Economy Class bids started at US $3.80, Business Class bids at US $38.00 and bids for the Singapore Airlines Suites: a class beyond First, started at US $380.00.
Details of the auction is available on the Singapore Airlines website, www.singaporeair.com/a380.