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Changi Airport boosts A380 operations with Lufthansa flights

Changi Airport boosts A380 operations with Lufthansa flights

Changi Airport has welcomed the launch of a new A380-operated Lufthansa departure from Singapore to Frankfurt, the newest addition to its growing list of A380-connected destinations.

With a total of 188 weekly A380 flights to nine major cities Changi Airport is the busiest multicarrier A380 hub in the world.

At present Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo and Zurich are all connected to Singapore by via the superjumbo.

Lufthansa will operate the A380 aircraft on an existing Singapore-Frankfurt service.

The daily flight departs Changi Airport at 23:55 hours and arrives in Frankfurt at 05:55 hours the following day.

The return flight leaves Frankfurt at 22:05 hours and arrives in Singapore at 16:55 hours the next day.

Lufthansa will operate the A380 at Changi Airport Terminal 2.

Yam Kum Weng, Changi Airport group’s executive vice president, Air Hub Development, said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Lufthansa’s A380 operations to Changi Airport.

“Just like Lufthansa’s launch of Changi’s inaugural service to Munich in 2008, this is another important milestone for us.

“The additional capacity that the new A380 service brings to the Singapore-Germany route will not only meet the strong travel demand but also help to stimulate traffic between the two markets.”

For the 12 months ended August 2011, 348,000 passengers travelled between Singapore and Germany, an increase of 18.3 per cent over the previous corresponding period.

Eight airlines currently operate 340 weekly flights and 56,700 weekly one-way seats between Singapore and Europe.

Lufthansa’s A380 will increase the capacity between Singapore and Germany by an additional 1,400 weekly one-way seats.

This will be increased further when Singapore Airlines begins A380 operations on the Singapore-Frankfurt-New York route from January 15th 2012.