Singapore Airlines is to launch Airbus A380 flights
between Singapore and Paris in June 2009. The daily A380 flights between
Singapore and Paris will replace the existing 10 times weekly 278-seat
Boeing 777-300ER operations.
Configured with 471 seats, the introduction of a
daily A380 on the Paris route will allow Singapore Airlines to
match the growing demand of seats from both corporate and leisure
customers, and better contribute to the economic development
between France and the Asia Pacific region.
Paris is the
airline's fourth A380 destination, its first in Continental
Europe, and its second in Europe after London. Singapore Airlines
already flies the A380 daily to Sydney and Tokyo, and twice a day
Mr Huang Cheng Eng, Singapore
Airlines’ Executive Vice-President, Marketing and the Regions,
saqid, “Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris is one of the
busiest airports in Europe in terms of passenger traffic. The
A380, with its large seating capacity, is well placed to fly
there. With the aircraft’s substantial fuel burn reductions per
seat kilometre, it also provides a cleaner, greener alternative
for long haul travel.”
The ergonomically designed
new Economy Class seats on the A380 not only maximise knee and legroom,
also boast intelligent features such as a non-intrusive reading
light and height adjustable leather headrests with side panels.
Due to the increased cabin width on the A380, the Business Class
seats are even wider. Measuring 86 centimetres (34 inches), each
seat has direct access to the aisle, and converts into a fully
flat bed within seconds.
The A380 also features the
Singapore Airlines Suites. Each Suite, enclosed by sliding doors for privacy, is
fitted with a leather-upholstered seat, a 23-inch LCD screen for inflight entertainment, and a full-sized flat bed that is separate
from the seat.
Across all three classes, KrisWorld, the airline’s inflight entertainment system, offers more than
1,000 on-demand options in every seat.
currently has six A380s in service, a further 13 on firm order,
and options on six more. The introduction of the A380 on the Paris
route will follow the delivery of the seventh and eighth A380s in
the first half of 2009.
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