Fourth A380 Joins Singapore Airlines’ Fleet
Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of its fourth A380, the world’s largest passenger plane, at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse, France.
After the delivery flight, the aircraft arrived in Singapore where it is undergoing some pre-entry service work.
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 early morning 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.(Scoop.co.nz)