Singapore Airlines was the first airlines that launched the Airbus A380 back in October 2007, when it flew on its maiden flight from Singapore to Sydney. Five years down the road, Singapore Airlines is celebrating that moment and taking the time to say a big thank you to its largest and most loved aircraft.
Singapore Airlines had not only been the proud owner of the first operational A380, but it has continually kept setting new standards in customer comfort and luxury. Significantly the A380 has clocked 240,000 hours over 24,000 flights with Singapore Airlines and carried over 9 million passengers during these five years.
Subhas Menon, the Regional Vice President South West Pacific of Singapore Airlines mentioned while commemorating the occasion, that they were both proud and thrilled to be the first airline operating the superjumbo and the original exuberance that revolved around ushering the aircraft to their fleet has continued till this day. They are also launching a second daily service to Melbourne. With users preferring Singapore Airlines’ A380 fleet the airline is doing everything under its control to keep their customers coming back. 2013 will see the launch of the new Singapore Airlines cabin design and interior.
Currently Singapore Airlines operate a total of 19 A380’s to ten different destinations in the world. London is the busiest of the lot with three daily flights. Sydney and Melbourne come second in terms of daily services by Singapore Airlines’ A380s, with two flights each daily. Hong Kong, Zurich, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Los Angeles and New York have one A380 flights daily. With the “A380 all the way” program customer’s boarding from Melbourne and Sydney can get a direct connection to any of the above destinations on an A380 only.
To also mark the moment and make it special, all passengers flying Singapore Airlines A380 flights today will be given a special A380 anniversary gift pack and a treat of chocolates. Additionally the Sydney Theatre will be the venue for the special 45th anniversary celebrations of the start of their service at Sydney. A special reception has been organized along with a dance performance by the Sydney Dance Company.