Subject to receiving regulatory approval, Singapore Airlines plans to introduce Airbus A380s on half of its flights to New Delhi and Mumbai in late May.
Singapore Airlines plans to operate A380s daily to both Mumbai and New Delhi from May 30, replacing daily flights that currently serve each city using Boeing 777-200s.
The airline will continue to operate a second daily flight on each of the routes with Boeing 777-200s. In total, 14 flights will serve each city each week.
“We have been keen to operate the Airbus A380 to India and are glad that the Air Services Agreement between Singapore and India now allows us to do so,” says Lee Wen Fen, Singapore Airlines’ senior vice president marketing planning.
“India is a particularly important market for Singapore Airlines and we are very pleased that more of our customers will soon be able to experience the spaciousness and comfort of the world’s largest aircraft,” adds Lee.
Singapore Airlines’ A380 schedule for the Singapore-Mumbai route calls for flight SQ424 to depart Singapore Changi International Airport (IATA code SIN) at 7:15 p.m. daily from May 30 and land at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) at 9:55 p.m. local time.
In the other direction, flight SQ423 will leave BOM at 12:25 a.m. daily from May 31 and reach SIN at 8:20 a.m. local time.
The carrier’s schedule for its Singapore-New Delhi A380 service will see flight SQ406 pushing back from the gate at SIN at 5:25 p.m. from May 30 and arriving at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) at 8:05 p.m. local time.
In the other direction, flight SQ403 will depart DEL at 10:05 p.m. from May 30 and touch down at SIN at 6:10 a.m. the following day, local time.
Singapore Airlines was the first airline in the world to operate the Airbus A380, when the carrier put its first A380 into service in October 2007 between Singapore and Sydney.
The airline now also uses A380s to serve Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo Narita and Zurich.