Singapore Airlines has received it sixth Airbus A380 aircraft, just a days after Qantas received its first Airbus A380.
Singapore Airlines sixth A380 will be put into operation on their Singapore London route, allowing the airline to operate two daily A380 flights between Singapore and London.
More details can be found in the Singapore Airlines press release below:
SINGAPORE AIRLINES RECEIVES SIXTH A380 AIRCRAFT
18 September 2008, Sydney: Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of another A380 aircraft from manufacturer, Airbus. This is the sixth A380 aircraft delivered to Singapore Airlines.
The aircraft – the world’s largest passenger plane – arrived in Singapore today (18 September 2008) at 0823 hrs, following a delivery flight from the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse the day before.
The delivery of the sixth A380 allows for a second daily flight between Singapore and London, starting on 20 September 2008. The Singapore – London route is the first in the world to be operated twice a day by the superjumbo.
The second daily A380 service will depart Singapore as flight SQ 318, and return from London as flight SQ 321. This is in addition to the current daily service operated by SQ 322 (Singapore-London) and SQ 317 (London-Singapore).
A detailed schedule of A380 services on the Singapore-London route is found below.
Singapore Airlines was the first Airline in the world to operate the A380. Since its entry into service in October 2007, the aircraft has been progressively utilised on routes from Singapore with high capacity demand. Aside from London, the Airline operates daily A380 flights between Sydney and Singapore, and Tokyo and Singapore.
Following the delivery of its sixth A380, Singapore Airlines has 13 A380s remaining on firm order, and options on another six.