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Singapore Airlines launches A380 Flights to Hong Kong

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Singapore Airlines today launched its first Airbus A380 flights to Hong Kong.

Over 450 customers embarked on the inaugural A380 journey between the two hubs on SQ 856, which departed from Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 3 at around 0950 hrs. They arrived at Hong Kong International Airport at around 1330 hrs.

 The superjumbo will then set off for the return flight from Hong Kong, SQ 861, at 1600 hrs, and land in Singapore at 1940 hrs.

 System-wide, Singapore Airlines has flown more than 1.4 million customers on its A380s, which also serve Sydney, London, Tokyo and Paris.

“The A380 is the crown jewel in Singapore Airlines’ young and modern fleet, and we are proud to be able to introduce this wonderful aircraft on one of the most important routes in our network. We are delighted that our customers have come to embrace the Singapore Airlines A380 and its industry-leading cabin products,” said Mr Huang Cheng Eng, Singapore Airlines’ Executive Vice President Marketing and the Regions.

Singapore Airlines was the first carrier to operate the A380 in October 2007. Since the start of commercial service, the aircraft have clocked more than 35,000 flying hours on more than 4,000 flights. The airline currently has nine A380s in service, 10 more on firm order and options on another six.

The Singapore Airlines A380 will operate daily flights to and from Hong Kong. The aircraft features the impressive First Class Singapore Airlines Suites.

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