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
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
First Class Singapore Airlines Suites.
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