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Singapore Airlines takes Delivery of Sixth Airbus A380

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Thursday, 18 September 2008

Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of its sixth Airbus A380 aircraft. The worlds largest commercial passenger plane arrived in Singapore today (18 September 2008) at 0823 hrs, following a delivery flight from the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse.

The delivery of the sixth A380 allows for a second daily flight between Singapore and London, starting on 20 September 2008. The Singapore - London route is the first in the world to be operated twice a day by the superjumbo.

The second daily A380 service will depart Singapore as flight SQ 318, and return from London as flight SQ 321. This is in addition to the current daily service operated by SQ 322 (Singapore-London) and SQ 317 (London-Singapore).

Singapore Airlines was the first airline in the world to operate the A380. Since its entry in service in October 2007, the aircraft has been progressively utilised on routes from Singapore with high capacity demand. Aside from London, the airline operates daily A380 flights between Sydney and Singapore, and Tokyo and Singapore.

Following the delivery of its sixth A380, Singapore Airlines has 13 A380s remaining on firm order, and options on another six. The only other airline in the world to currently operate the A380 is Emirates.

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