Singapore Airlines has launched Airbus
A380 flights between Singapore Changi Airport and Melbourne, the
capital city of the Australian state of Victoria.
Flight SQ227, operated with a 471-seat
double-decker A380 aircraft, departs Singapore at 21:00 to arrive
in Melbourne at around 05:45. The return journey departs Melbourne
at 15:50 and touches down in Singapore at 21:40.
Melbourne is the second Australian city and
sixth city in Singapore Airlines’ network to receive the A380.
Singapore Airlines currently operates 21 weekly flights between
Singapore and Melbourne, including the daily A380 service.
A380 continues to be extremely popular with our customers, as we
see very positive booking response for our scheduled A380 services
between Singapore and Melbourne. Since the start of its operation
in October 2007, the A380 has carried more than 1.8 million
customers on more than 4,600 commercial flights. Our A380 customers
tremendously enjoy the quiet cabin ambience, our innovative inflight products and gracious service delivered by our cabin
crew. On routes with multiple daily frequencies operated with
different aircraft, many of our customers will specifically choose
the service that is operated by this clean and green superjumbo,”
said Mr. Huang Cheng Eng, Singapore Airlines’ Executive Vice
President, Marketing and the Regions.
The A380 features the
exclusive Singapore Airlines Suites. Each suite comes with sliding doors and adjustable
roller-blinds, and a luxurious leather seat upholstered by Italy’s Poltrona Frau. Come bedtime, a full-sized bed with plush pillows
and duvet is deployed for the customer by the cabin crew.
centimetres (34 inches), the Singapore Airlines Business Class
seat is one of the widest in its class. Fully adjustable by an intuitive
control panel, the seat can be adjusted to suit any seating or
lounging positions. The seatback folds down easily to form a
comfortable, full-flat bed. The intelligent design allows
customers to lounge in bed to watch movies or TV programmes, read
or dine as they would in the comfort of their own homes.
Utilising advanced materials, the ergonomically-designed Economy
Class seat provides customers with comfortable legroom and personal
space. With smart innovations like the non-intrusive reading
lights and height-adjustable leather headrest, the Singapore
Airlines Economy Class promises more comfort and privacy than
Singapore Airlines first started A380 operations to Sydney in
October 2007, and subsequently added superjumbo services to
London, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong and now, Melbourne. The airline
currently has 10 A380s in the fleet, with a further nine on firm
order and options on six more.
SQ227 departs from Singapore
Changi Airport Terminal 3. Customers should proceed to Terminal 3
to check in for this flight.
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