Singapore Airlines has announced it will now begin operating the Airbus A380 superjumbo on the Singapore-Tokyo Narita-Los Angeles route from July 1.

Singapore Airlines has announced it will now begin operating the Airbus A380 superjumbo on the Singapore-Tokyo Narita-Los Angeles route from July 1.

The airline postponed the launch of A380 service on the route, which Singapore Airlines had initially scheduled for March 27, following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.


Los Angeles will be the eighth destination in the Singapore Airlines network to receive scheduled A380 service.

Singapore Airlines was the first airline to operate the Airbus A380 and has ordered a total of 19, along with options on six more

Singapore Airlines’ schedule on the route will see flight SQ12 depart Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN) daily at 9:25 a.m. and land at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT) at 5:30 p.m. local time. The aircraft will push back from the gate at NRT at 7:15 p.m. and arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at 1:30 p.m. the same day, local time after crossing the International Dateline.

In the other direction, flight SQ11 is timed to leave LAX at 3:45 p.m. and touch down at NRT at 7:15 p.m. the next day, local time, again after crossing the International Dateline. It is scheudled to depart NRT again at 8:50 p.m. and arrive at SIN at 3:05 a.m. the following day, local time.

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