After a short delay Singapore Airlines has announced that it will commence their Airbus A380 service from Singapore to Los Angeles via Tokyo from 1 July 2011. Singapore Airlines had originally intended to operate this service from 27 March 2011 but these plans were delayed due to the Japanese Earthquake that struck the sea off of Japan on 11 March 2011. Singapore Airlines A380 Singapore Tokyo Los Angeles route will operate under flight number SQ12 Singapore to Los Angeles and SQ11 Los Angeles to Singapore. Singapore Airlines Singapore to Los Angeles is Singapore Airlines 8th Airbus A380 Route. From Singapore to Los Angeles via Narita Flight No. Days of Operation Depart Singapore Arrive in Narita Depart Narita Arrive in Los Angeles SQ12 Daily 0925hrs 1730hrs 1915hrs 1330hrs From Los Angeles to Singapore via Narita Flight No. Days of Operation Depart Los Angeles Arrive in Narita Depart Narita Arrive in Singapore SQ11 Daily 1545hrs 1915hrs +1 * 2050hrs +1 * 0305hrs +2 * * +1 indicates that the time listed is one day after the date of departure, while +2 indicates two days after the date of departure. Singapore Airlines was the first Airline to put the Airbus A380 into production and Singapore Airlines’ Airbus A380 features three classes with 12 private suites in a 1-2-1 seating configuration in First Class (Singapore Suites Class), 60 Business Class seats in a 1-2-1 seating configuration and 399 Economy Class seats in a 3-4-3 seating configuration.
Flightglobal is reporting that Singapore Airlines has been granted special authorization from Airbus to allow the installation of Singapore Airlines extremely popular business class seat into is 12th Airbus A380 aircraft. Last year the manufacturer of Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class seat Koito of Japan admitted falsifying data on 150,000 of its seats in use on 1000 aircraft from 32 different carriers, in response to this Airbus slapped a “cannot produce seat or seat parts for airborne use” order on the Koito. Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class Seat is extremely popular with its passengers as it widest and one of the most comfortable Business Class seats in the sky (widest seat title shared with Air Frances’ A380) It is also believed that Singapore Airlines plans to install the Koito seat on at least two more of its delayed Airbus A380 Aircraft (SIAs 13th & 14th Airbus A380). The ATI Flightblogger blog said “Airbus’ exceptional authorization is understood to have been issued with a number of stipulations, including EASA approval prior to delivery.” “We have three A380 deliveries coming up in the next few months and the priority has been on working with Airbus and Koito to meet certification requirements for the business class seats,” a Singapore Airlines spokesman said Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class seat is 34” (86.3 cm) wide, converts into a full lie-flat bed and seats are configured in a 1-2-1 seating configuration
Singapore Airlines has made a further announcement in relation to the grounding of 3 of its Airbus A380 aircraft, checks on these three aircraft will mean that some Singapore Airlines A380 services will now be operated by other aircraft. The Singapore Airlines website and media release read as follows: Singapore Airlines A380 FLIGHTS UPDATES Based on further analysis of inspection findings as the investigation into last week’s incident involving another operator’s Airbus A380 is progressing, Singapore Airlines will be carrying out precautionary engine changes on three A380s. Following this development, we will be making changes to the aircraft types deployed for the following flights (no changes to the schedules at this point in time; ALL TIMES LISTED ARE LOCAL): 10 – 11 November 2010 SQ 221, Singapore-Sydney, scheduled to depart 2035hrs, will be operated by a B777-300 aircraft. SQ 227, Singapore-Melbourne, scheduled to depart 2100hrs, will be operated by a B747-400 aircraft. 11 – 12 November 2010 SQ 212, Sydney – Singapore, scheduled to depart 0915hrs, will be operated by a B777-300 aircraft. SQ 238, Melbourne – Singapore, scheduled to depart 1110hrs, will be operated by a B747-400 aircraft. 12 – 16 November 2010 SQ 221, Singapore – Sydney, scheduled to depart 2035hrs, will be operated by a B747-400 aircraft. SQ 227, Singapore – Melbourne, scheduled to depart 2100hrs, will be operated by a B777-300 aircraft. 12 – 17 November 2010 SQ 222, Sydney – Singapore, scheduled to depart 1630hrs, will be operated by a B777-300 aircraft. SQ 231, Singapore – Sydney, scheduled to depart 0035hrs, will be operated by a B777-300 aircraft. 13 – 17 November 2010 SQ 212, Sydney – Singapore, scheduled to depart 0915hrs, will be operated by a B747-400 aircraft. SQ 238, Melbourne – Singapore, scheduled to depart 1110hrs, will be operated by a B777-300 aircraft. While the situation remains fluid, no other A380 services are affected at this point in time. Singapore Airlines is also planning to mount supplementary flights to and from Sydney and Melbourne where needed. More details will be announced once information is available and we will keep affected customers updated. We apologise to affected customers for the disruptions to their travel that may result and we seek their understanding.
Singapore Airlines recently announced on its website that they have grounded 3 Singapore Airlines A380 aircraft for precautionary checks following the findings by Qantas into the Qantas A380 Engine incident which occurred last week. Singapore Airlines Initially grounded its entire Airbus A380 fleet following the Qantas A380 engine incident, however the airline was quick to put their fleet back into service. It is not yet known if Singapore Airlines will ground its remaining A380 aircraft, however considering the airline has only grounded three of its A380 aircraft there must be some evidence from the Qantas & Rolls Royce Investigation linking the Singapore Airlines aircraft with the Qantas A380 that experienced the engine issue. The message to passengers and visitors of its website reads as follows: “Based on further analysis of inspection findings as the investigation into last week’s incident involving another operator’s Airbus A380 is progressing, Singapore Airlines will be carrying out precautionary engine changes on three A380s. We apologise to our customers for flight disruptions that may result and we seek their understanding.”
Singapore Airlines has resumed A380 flights, following suspension of A380 flights following the Qantas A380 Engine incident yesterday. The full media release from Singapore Airlines can be read below: Singapore Airlines A380 flights Singapore Airlines has begun resuming A380 flights following precautionary checks. The checks were carried out following advice from engine manufacturer Rolls Royce and aircraft manufacturer Airbus. Singapore Airlines has operated alternate aircraft to Sydney and Melbourne to minimise disruption to passengers while precautionary checks were being completed on the A380s. Some Singapore Airlines flights from Australia will be delayed as a result. Singapore Airlines is keeping affected customers informed and is providing assistance as needed. Passengers should proceed to the airport as planned. Updates will be available on singaporeair.com. Alternatively, passengers who require further information can call 13 10 11 (In Australia), please check the Singapore Airlines website for your local country number We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused, but we seek their understanding, as their safety is paramount.
Singapore Airlines first introduced the A380 into service on the Singapore to Sydney route on 25 October 2007 since this and now with 10 A380 aircraft Singapore Airlines A380 routes and destinations have been expanded to include the following: Singapore SIN – Sydney SYD (SQ221) Sydney SYD – Singapore SIN (SQ220) Singapore SIN – London LHR (SQ318/SQ322) London LHR – Singapore SIN (SQ317/SQ321) Singapore SIN – Hong Kong HKG (SQ856) Hong Kong HKG – Singapore SIN (SQ861) Singapore SIN – Melbourne MEL (SQ227) Melbourne MEL – Singapore SIN (SQ238) Singapore SIN – Zurich ZRH (SQ346) Zurich ZRH – Singapore SIN (SQ345) Singapore SIN – Paris CDG (SQ334) Paris CDG – Singapore SIN (SQ333) Singapore SIN – Tokyo NRT (SQ638) Tokyo NRT – Singapore SIN (SQ637)
Singapore Airline are celebrating 2 years since their history making first commercial flight of the Airbus A380 with special fares on flights between Sydney and Asia. The full media release from Singapore Airlines can be read below: To celebrate the second anniversary of Singapore Airlines’ world first A380 flight to Sydney, NSW travellers are being given the chance to experience the award-winning aircraft with a series of special celebratory fares. With Asia one of the most popular destinations for Australians looking for a value-for-money holiday, these special fares enable travellers to fly out of Sydney on selected flights, including A380 services to multiple Asian destinations. Customers can experience the ultimate in on-board customer service together with the Airline’s award winning cabin products to Singapore, before flying on to popular destinations such as Bangkok ($778.50), Penang ($769.60) and Phuket ($778.50). The inaugural Singapore Airlines A380 flight on the 25 October 2007 began daily A380 services between Singapore and Sydney. Since then the Singapore Airlines A380 has transported nearly 2 million customers on more than 4,600 flights. Following the Singapore to Sydney route, Singapore Airlines has added superjumbo services to London, Tokyo, Paris and Hong Kong. Last month, Melbourne became the last destination and made Australia the first market in the world to have two ports serviced by the Singapore Airlines A380. “As the first to fly the A380, Singapore Airlines has been immensely proud of the uptake and success of the aircraft,” said Subhas Menon, Regional Vice President South West Pacific, Singapore Airlines. “Australia and particularly NSW has been a huge part of this success, and we’re delighted to be celebrating this milestone by offering our NSW customers special fares giving more people the chance to experience the Singapore Airlines,” Mr Menon said. The Sale fares are available from now until the 30th of October for travel between 20 October 2009 -12 November 2009, 11th January 2010 – 9th February 2010 & 22 February 2010 -10 Mar 2010. Other blackout periods apply. Fares available on all services SYD-SINvv, subject to booking class availability. *all fares economy class and inclusive of taxes and surcharges. Fares quoted are accurate at the time of distribution. Please refer to www.singaporeair.com.au for up to the minute details. A380 Second Anniversary Sample fares Destination Fare (including taxes and surcharges) Singapore $710.90 Bangkok $778.50 Phuket $778.50 Chang Mai $778.50 Ho Chi Minh City $769.10 Da Nang $762.10 Manila $752.70 Jakarta $752.70 Phnom Penh $752.70 Penang $769.60 Kuala Lumpur $769.60
Singapore Airlines the world’s first airline to put into service the A380 aircraft has announced that it will begin services from Singapore to Hong Kong with the A380 aircraft. Hong Kong A380 flights will being from 9 July 2009 and is expected to be a move to seal some of the Cathay Pacific’s Singapore to Hong Kong market share. The full media release from Singapore Airlines can be read below: Singapore Airlines will fly the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380, on the Singapore-Hong Kong route from 9 July 2009. Hong Kong will be the fifth international destination and second Asian city which Singapore Airlines operates the superjumbo aircraft to. The Airline started operating the A380 in October 2007 to Sydney and subsequently added services to London, Tokyo and Paris. The daily A380 flights will replace an existing daily B777-300ER service to Hong Kong. The operation of the 471-seat Singapore Airlines A380 to Hong Kong represents an increase of 10% in seat capacity to the city. “The operation of the A380 to Hong Kong shows our confidence in the demand for both business and leisure travel between Singapore and the famed ‘Pearl of the Orient’. Hong Kong is a vibrant business hub and at the same time it has much to offer leisure travellers looking for great places to shop, eat and play,” said Mr. Huang Cheng Eng, Singapore Airlines’ Executive Vice President, Marketing and the Regions. Following the commencement of the A380 service, SQ862, from Singapore to Hong Kong, will be re-numbered SQ856. SQ856 will depart Singapore Changi Airport at 0945hrs and arrive in Hong Kong at 1330hrs. On the return leg, SQ861 will depart Hong Kong International Airport at 1600hrs and touch down in Singapore at 1940hrs. Singapore Airlines currently operates five daily non-stop flights between Singapore and Hong Kong, along with daily non-stop services between Hong Kong and San Francisco. Customers travelling on the Singapore Airlines A380 to Hong Kong will experience unrivalled standards of luxury and sophistication in air travel. Exclusively available on the A380 are the Singapore Airlines Suites. Each Suite customer enjoys a high level of privacy in his own cabin in the sky, behind sliding doors and adjustable roller blinds. The Suites come furnished with a luxurious and fully adjustable leather seat, upholstered by world-renowned Poltrona Frau, and a full-sized bed. For entertainment, customers can enjoy crystal-clear images on a sleek 23-inch high-resolution LCD monitor, mounted on the wall in each Suite. The Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class is in a league of its own. Measuring 86 centimetres (34 inches) in width, the Business Class seat is one of the widest in the world and each has direct access to the aisle. Each seat can be converted into a comfortable wide bed, simply by folding down the seat back. Singapore Airlines’ new Economy Class seats offer customers unprecedented comfort and space. The ergonomically designed seat not only maximises knee and legroom, it also boasts intelligent features such as a non-intrusive reading […]
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 below: 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. Sector Flight Number Departure Time Arrival Time Singapore-Paris Starts 1 June 2009 SQ334 2340hrs 0655 hrs + 1 Paris-Singapore Starts 2 June 2009 SQ333 1225 hrs 0655 hrs + […]
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.
I have just put up another video of the Singapore Airlines A380 media event I attended in Sydney on the 26th of October 2007 a day after the maiden flight of Singapore Airlines Airbus A380, from Singapore to Sydney. The full review of Singapore Airlines A380 can be found here: The Business Travel Guru gets close and personal with Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 So how does it compare with Emirates A380? In short both A380s are great, Singapore Airlines A380 with their double suites, extreamly comfortable seats come lie flat bed, and a great menu, then the Emirates A380 with the worlds first in-flight shower, an all round great suite and the best in-flight entertainment system in the sky.
Singapore Airlines took delivery of its fourth A380, the world’s largest passenger plane, at 0930hrs on 26 April 2008 at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse, France. The aircraft arrived in Singapore on Sunday 27 April at approximately 0700 hrs. The 4th A380 then underwent some pre-entry into service work in Singapore.The addition of this fourth aircraft into its fleet will allow Singapore Airlines to commence daily A380 flights to Tokyo Narita on Tuesday 20 May, 2008. Tokyo is the Airline’s third A380 destination outside Singapore, and its first one in Asia. Daily services to other destinations commenced on 25 October, 2007 (Singapore-Sydney) and 18 March, 2008 (Singapore-London).Fitted with the luxurious Singapore Airlines Suites, the award-winning 4-abreast Business Class and a new, more comfortable Economy cabin, the A380 allows Singapore Airlines customers to travel to London in unprecedented comfort, space and luxury. Service to Tokyo Narita (SQ636) will commence from the early morning of Tuesday 20 May, returning as SQ637 on the same day. The A380 will operate this pattern thereafter on a daily basis.The quietest large passenger aircraft ever built, the A380 delivers substantial fuel burn reductions per seat mile over the next largest aircraft and allows for the addition of extra capacity to congested airports, like London and Tokyo. The Singapore Airlines A380 is powered by four Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines.Singapore Airlines is the first to fly the A380, and currently the only airline in the world operating the aircraft. The Airline has firm orders for a further 15 A380s and options on six more.
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. The 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. The 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 Osaka. Those who wish to be part of this landmark experience may purchase tickets via the Singapore Airlines website, singaporeair.com, or through their travel agents. 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 change.
Singapore Airlines takes delivery of second Airbus A380: Singapore Airlines the proud owner of the first Airbus A380 to go into commercial operation has now taken delivery of its second Airbus A380. Singapore Airlines Second Airbus A380 is fitted with the same configuration as its first with seating for 471 passengers over three classes (Singapore Airlines Suite, Business Class and Economy) Singapore Airlines plans to put their second A380 in rotation with their first aircraft which services the Singapore Sydney route. Late February Singapore Airlines is expected to take delivery of their 3rd of 17 Airbus A380s which will be used to service Singapore Airlines Singapore to London (Heathrow) route.This can only be good news for frequent flyers on Singapore Airlines Singapore Sydney route, after minor damage was sustained by Singapore Airlines first A380 a week ago, forcing passengers to swap planes for a different aircraft. I can only imagine those taking that route on Singapore Airlines for the for the first time would have been deeply disappointed. For discussion on Frequent Flyer programs, Airlines Lounges, or anything Business Travel related , become a member of BizTravelGuru, and head over to the Business Travel Guru’s Forums Related articles and Forum Posts The Business Travel Guru gets close and personal with Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 Singapore Airlines A380: first glimpse of Singapore Airlines A380 cabins Qantas the flying Kangaroo gets a new tail Qantas & Emirates Airlines A380 YouTube Videos Value of Qantas Club Membership Renewing expired Qantas Club Membership and Joining Fee Business Hotel of the Week Traders Hotel Singapore Review