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Singapore Airlines launches A380 Flights between Tokyo and Singapore

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A Singapore Airlines A380 took off from Tokyo’s Narita Airport on Tuesday, marking the first intra-Asia service of the world’s largest commercial aircraft.

The first flight from Tokyo is another milestone in civil aviation – the 30th anniversary of Narita Airport, which was also on Tuesday.

“We are  honoured that to be the first to operate the A380 to and from Japan as part of Narita Airport’s 30th anniversary celebrations. We are also pleased to celebrate our own fortieth anniversary of commencement of services between Singapore and Japan with the start of A380 services,” said Singapore Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Chew Choon Seng.

“We are proud to bring to the Japanese market our extensive range of new cabin products and services, on what is the world’s cleanest, greenest, quietest and most fuel-efficient large passenger aircraft,” said Mr Chew.

Singapore Airlines is the first to fly the A380, and is currently the only airline operating the superjumbo. Almost 200,000 customers have flown on the aircraft since the aircraft’s entry into service in October last year.

The Singapore Airlines A380 features the Singapore Airlines Suites, where each Suite is the customer’s very own private cabin in the sky.

It is also configured with the new award-winning Business Class, which boasts the widest seat in its class in a spacious 1-2-1 configuration on the upper deck, as well as the New Economy Class, which delivers more comfort and space thanks to the use of innovative design.

The new KrisWorld, Singapore Airlines’ inflight entertainment system, features over 1,000 entertainment options, newly-introduced PC applications such as office software, Media Player, Photo Viewer and PDF Reader, and an updated suite of games. The Singapore Airlines  A380 will operate scheduled daily flights to and from Tokyo.

Singapore Airlines has received four A380s, and has a further 15 on firm order, with options to purchase another six. Delivery of the fifth A380 is expected by the end of June 2008.

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