Singapore Airlines A380 to Paris France: Singapore Airlines
have announced it will introduce an Airbus A380 on its Singapore Paris Route (Paris
Charles de Gaulle airport) from 1 June 2009
The full media release from Singapore Airlines can be seen
From 1 June 2009, Singapore Airlines will fly the world’s
largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380, on its Singapore-Paris route.
The daily A380 flights between Singapore and Paris will
replace the existing 10 times weekly 278-seat Boeing 777-300ER operations.
Configured with 471 seats, the introduction of a daily A380 on the Paris route
will allow Singapore Airlines to match the growing demand of seats from both
corporate and leisure customers, and better contribute to the economic
development between France and the Asia-Pacific region.
Paris is the Airline’s fourth A380 destination; it’s first
in Continental Europe and its second in Europe after London. Singapore Airlines
already flies the A380 daily to Sydney and Tokyo and twice a day to London.
“Charles de Gaulle
Airport in Paris is one of the busiest airports in Europe in terms of passenger
traffic and 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.
Like the B777-300ER, customers on the Singapore Airlines
A380 will experience the finest cabin products available in the sky. The
ergonomically designed new Economy Class seat not only maximises knee and
legroom, it also boasts intelligent features such as a non-intrusive reading
light and height adjustable leather headrests with side panels.
Due to the increased cabin width on the A380 the Business
Class seats are even wider. Measuring 86 centimetres (34 inches), each seat has
direct access to the aisle, and converts into a fully flat bed within seconds.
The A380 also features the revolutionary Singapore Airlines
Suites, a unique and luxurious class of travel. Each Suite, enclosed by sliding
doors for privacy, is fitted with a leather-upholstered seat, a 23-inch LCD
screen for in-flight entertainment, and a full-sized flat bed that is separate
from the seat.
The product was recognised as the “Best Airline Suite” in
the Wallpaper* Magazine Awards 2008 as well as “Best First Class – A380” by
TravelWeekly Asia Industry Awards (China) 2008.
Across all three classes, KrisWorld, the world’s most
comprehensive in-flight entertainment system, offers more than 1,000 on-demand
options in every seat.
Singapore Airlines currently has six A380s in service, a
further 13 on firm order, and options on six more. The introduction of the A380
on the Paris route will follow the delivery of the seventh and eighth A380s in
the first half of 2009.
Starts 1 June 2009
0655 hrs + 1
Starts 2 June 2009
0655 hrs + 1
* All times indicated
** The planned A380
flights are subject to regulatory approval.
SQ334 departs from Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3. Customers should proceed to Terminal 3
to check in for this flight.
cease operations on 2 June 2009.