Award winning Singapore Airline announces the fourth route for the A380.
The world largest passenger jet has already made its mark on the Sydney and Tokyo routes and is flying to London twice a day.
The A380 flights will replace the existing Boeing 777-300ER.
Demand for this route has grown from both corporate and leisure customers and has lead to an un-environmentally friendly 10 trips a week. The A380 with its 471 seats against the Boeings 278 seats will be able to cut this down to a greener daily service.
“Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris is one of the busiest airports in Europe in terms of passenger traffic. The A380, with its large seating capacity, is well placed to fly there. With the aircraft’s substantial fuel burn reductions per seat kilometre, it also provides a cleaner, greener alternative for long haul travel,” said Mr Huang Cheng Eng, Singapore Airlines’ Executive Vice-President, Marketing and the Regions.
The new cabins will keep the Boeings maximised legroom and state of the art new features such as non intrusive reading lights and adjustable headrests.
Business class sees a noticeable improvement to with the wider cabin. Each seat has direct access to an aisle, converts into a vertical bed and has a measurement of 86 centimetres (34 inches).
Singapore Airlines also provide the unique “Singapore Airline Suites”. This brand new luxury provides sliding doors for privacy, a full size bed away from your seat and a 23inch LCD screen offering over 1000 choices of in-flight entertainment. This choice of entertainment, “Krisworld”, is available across all three classes.
This service has been recognised by the “Best Airline Suite” in the Wallpaper* Magazine Awards 2008 as well as “Best First Class - A380” by TravelWeekly Asia Industry Awards (China) 2008.
To date Singapore Airlines have six A380s in service and a further 13 on firm order with the options of a further six.
The introduction of the A380 Paris route will commence following the seventh and eighth delivery in the first half of this year.