Singapore Airlines celebrates one in a million

Singapore Airlines reached another exciting milestone, as it announced its first millionth A380 passenger a mere 16 months after its inaugural A380 service to Sydney on 25 October 2007.

Royston Pollard from Filton, Bristol in the United Kingdom was greeted with the news as he prepared to board the 10.55am Singapore-bound SQ317 flight this morning from London Heathrow. His fantastic prize package kicked off with an upgrade for himself and his wife Eileen to Singapore Airlines’ award-winning Business Class.

Not only will the couple be travelling in the world’s largest business class seats, enjoying the best in-flight entertainment in the skies, but they will also receive a multitude of fabulous prizes to enjoy at their destination. This will include chauffeur-driven limousine transfers, five-star hotel accommodation, luxury spa treatments, a meal at a top-class restaurant, an adventure trip and a host of additional prizes to take home. Full prize details are outlines in the notes to editors section below.

Singapore Airlines was the first airline in the world to fly the Airbus A380 super-jumbo, the world’s largest passenger aircraft.  To commemorate the occasion, customers in all three classes were also presented with Singapore Airlines giveaways and offered champagne onboard.

When told about the prize, Mr. Pollard said, “I’m delighted to be Singapore Airlines’ millionth A380 passenger!  It’s my first time travelling to Singapore and I am really looking forward to staying at the legendary Raffles Hotel as part of my prize.  I am especially excited about the upgrade onboard, which will definitely make this trip one of the most memorable yet.”


“Flying our millionth passenger on the Singapore Airline’s A380 ahead of the UK’s one year anniversary is a real achievement and a testament to the airline’s popularity and success - and we’re honoured that this milestone has been reached in London.” said Joey Seow, General Manager UK & Ireland at Singapore Airlines.

“With six aircraft in our fleet now, Singapore Airlines A380s have clocked over 24,000 flying hours since its inaugural flight to Sydney and has won countless awards for everything from seats to service.  To mark this occasion today, we are delighted to be able to share our celebrations with our passengers on board the flight.”

Upon arrival at Changi Airport, Mr. Pollard will be greeted and presented with a “millionth A380 passenger” certificate by Singapore Airlines’ Senior Vice President Sales Regions Mr Thoeng Tjhoen Onn, signed by the Commander of the flight, Captain Harry Tan.


Singapore Airlines currently flies the A380 daily between Singapore and Sydney, Singapore and Tokyo, and twice daily between Singapore and London. It will commence daily services between Singapore and Paris from 1 June this year. Since its launch, the A380 has clocked more than 2,400 commercial flights.