Singapore Airlines is expecting to fly its one millionth A380 customer in February 2009, less than four months after it celebrated its first anniversary of commercial services. Singapore Airlines was the first airline in the world to fly the Airbus A380 super-jumbo, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, when it began commercial services between Singapore and Sydney in October 2007.The Airline is expecting to welcome its first millionth customer onboard the A380 within the next six weeks, and is planning to surprise the customer and other customers on the flight with a series of goodies.
The lucky millionth customer will be greeted with the news upon check-in and a special package. Beyond the enhanced inflight experience, the winner will get to enjoy a host of prizes at the destination, including a three-night stay at a luxury hotel and a chauffeur-driven limousine ride to the hotel, experiences at top-class restaurants as well as a series of other goodies to take away.
To commemorate this special occasion, customers in all three classes on the millionth customer flight will also be presented with champagne onboard and special Singapore Airlines giveaways.
“We are delighted to be flying our millionth customer less than one and a half years after our inaugural flight. This is a strong indication of Singapore Airlines A380’s popularity with customers,” commented Mr Huang Cheng Eng, Executive Vice President, Marketing & The Regions for Singapore Airlines.
There are six aircraft in fleet now, flying daily between Singapore and Sydney, Singapore and Tokyo, and twice daily between Singapore and London. Since its launch, the A380 has clocked over 20,000 flying hours on more than 2000 commercial flights.