Singapore Airlines will start operating all three of its daily services on the Singapore-London route with Airbus A380s from June 1.
Currently, Singapore Airlines (SIA) operates two of the flights with A380 superjumbos and one with a Boeing 777-300ER.
From June 1, the third daily service, departing Singapore Changi International Airport (IATA code SIN) as flight SQ308 and returning from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) as SQ319, will also be operated by an A380.
According to SIA, the switch to the larger Airbus A380 will increase seat capacity on the route by 17 per cent a day.
London Heathrow Airport was Singapore Airlines’ first destination in Europe for the superjumbo, in March 2008. SIA increased the service to double-daily A380 operations six months later.
Singapore Airlines currently operates the A380 to 10 destinations: Sydney, London, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Zurich, Los Angeles, Frankfurt and
The world’s first carrier to operate the superjumbo in October 2007, Singapore Airlines has now carried more than 7 million customers on A380s. SIA currently has 17 A380s in service and has two more on firm order.
Singapore Airlines’ schedule on the Singapore London route sees flight SQ308 depart SIN at 9:05 a..m. and land at LHR at 3:30 p.m. the same day, local time. This is the flight which is now operated by a Boeing 777-300ER but which will see an A380 replace it from June 1.
Flight SQ318 leaves SIN at 12:45 p.m. and touches down at LHR at 7:10 p.m. local time. Flight SQ322 pushes back from the gate at SIN at 11:30 p.m. and gets to LHR at 5:55 a.m. next day, local time.
In the other direction, flight SQ317 departs LHR at 11:30 a.m. and arrives at SIN at 7:20 a.m. next day, local time. Flight SQ319 (the flight now operated by a 777-300ER, but with an A380 from June 1) leaves LHR at 6:30 p.m. and gets to SIN at 2:20 p.m. the next day, local time.
Flight SQ321 pushes back from the gate at LHR at 10:05 p.m. and reaches SIN at 5:55 p.m. the following day, local time.