Zurich to Become Singapore Airlines’ Eighth A380 Destination

by Staff on January 14, 2010

From March 28, Singapore Airlines’ customers travelling between Singapore and Zurich will get to fly on the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380, when the airline launches services with the superjumbo to the Swiss city.

Daily A380 services between Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN) and Zurich Airport (ZRH) will replace the existing 12 weekly flights between the two cities, which are operated with Boeing 777-300ERs. A380 operations at ZRH are subject to the airport being certified for A380 flights.

The new SIN-ZRH schedule calls for SIA’s flight SQ346 to depart Singapore Changi Airport at 1:10 a.m., arriving in Zurich at 8:00 a.m. (all times local). On the return leg, SQ345 will depart Zurich at 12:00 noon and will touch down in Singapore at 6:05a.m. the next day.

Zurich will be the third city in Europe and the seventh in Singapore Airlines’ network to which the carrier will operate the A380. The airline started operating the superjumbo in October 2007 to Sydney and subsequently added services to London, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong and Melbourne.

Singapore Airlines has a total of 19 Airbus A380 superjumbos and holds options on six more

Exclusively available on the airline’s A380s are the Singapore Airlines Suites, where each Suite is a private cabin in the sky. Behind discrete sliding doors is a spacious and truly personal area, with lavish furnishings and finishes. Suites come furnished with luxurious and fully adjustable leather seats, upholstered by world-renowned Poltrona Frau, and full-sized beds.

Each Business Class customer is accommodated on a 34-inch wide seat, the widest in its class. Each seat has direct aisle access and can be converted into a comfortable wide bed, simply by folding down the seat back.

Economy Class customers are seated on all-new seats ergonomically designed to maximise knee and legroom and boasting intelligent features such as non-intrusive reading lights and height-adjustable leather headrests with side panels.

Customers across all three classes have access to the latest movies, TV programmes and a large library of CDs on the newest version of KrisWorld, Singapore Airlines’ inflight entertainment system. Suites are fitted with 23-inch screens, Business Class seats feature 15.4-inch screens and Economy Class seats have 10.6-inch seatback screens.

Singapore Airlines currently has 10 A380s in service, a further nine on firm order and options on six more.

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