Singapore adds more A380s to London route

Singapore Airlines has announced plans to add additional Airbus A380 flights to Singapore-London route. The world’s largest passenger aircraft will be used on an extra four flights per week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) in addition to its current daily service.The additional service will boost the number of Singapore Airlines A380 flights between the two cities to 11 times a week, up from 7.

“Our A380 products have been very well received by our customers, and loads on the Singapore-London route have been exceptionally encouraging. The deployment of another A380 on this route will cater to continual strong demand from customers traveling between Singapore and London,” said Mr Huang Cheng Eng, Singapore Airlines Executive Vice President Marketing and Regions.

The increase in A380 services to London will follow the scheduled delivery of Singapore Airlines’ fifth A380 aircraft from manufacturers, Airbus, in late June 2008.

The new A380 service between Singapore and London will take effect from 16 July 2008. However, there will be a temporary break in A380 operations from 31 July 2008 to 9 August 2008 as the aircraft will be deployed to Beijing for a week, to cater for increased demand in the lead-up to the Olympics.