Singapore Airlines A380 Tokyo Japan: In More Airbus A380
news Singapore Airlines have announced that from 20 May 2008 they will operate
an Airbus A380 from Singapore to Tokyo Japan.
inaugural A380 flight to Tokyo – SQ636 – will depart Singapore’s Changi Airport
on Tuesday, 20 May 2008, at 0040hrs and arrive at Tokyo’s Narita Airport at
0830hrs (all times local), on a special schedule to coincide with the 30th
anniversary celebrations of Narita Airport.
return flight, SQ637, will depart Narita at 1300hrs on Tuesday, 20 May 2008.
The aircraft will touch down at Changi Airport on the same day at 1905hrs.
Thereafter, the Singapore Airlines A380 will commence regular scheduled
services, operating SQ638 daily on the Singapore-Tokyo sector from 20 May 2008,
and on SQ637 for the return leg from 21 May 2008.
Singapore Airlines is the first to fly the A380, the world’s largest commercial
aircraft. Tokyo is Singapore Airlines’ third A380 destination, following the
commencement of the Singapore-Sydney service on 25 October 2007 and the
Singapore-London service on 18 March 2008.
“We are proud to operate the inaugural A380 flight into Japan, the A380’s first
Asian destination. The fact that Tokyo is the A380’s first Asian city,
highlights Singapore Airlines’ 40 years of dedicated service to the Japanese
market,” said Mr. Huang Cheng Eng, Singapore Airlines’ Executive
Vice-President, Marketing and the Regions.
“We are sure that our Japanese customers will be delighted to try our extensive
range of new cabin products and state-of-the-art entertainment system on board
the A380,” Mr Huang added.
Besides operating to Tokyo 20 times weekly, Singapore Airlines also flies daily
to Nagoya, five times weekly to Fukuoka and 17 times weekly to
Those who wish to be part of this landmark experience may purchase tickets via
the Singapore Airlines website, singaporeair.com, or through their travel
Customers who hold ticketed bookings on flights to be operated by the A380 will
be automatically accommodated on the new aircraft without any change required
to their tickets. Customers with bookings, but not yet ticketed, may need
to check if there have been changes to their fares as a result of the aircraft