Thursday, May 08, 2008

Singapore Airlines To Increase Capacity To Beijing With A380 Service

Singapore Airlines will temporarily increase capacity to Beijing with A380 service to satisfy higher demand on its flights during the lead-up to the commencement of the Olympic Games. Singapore Airlines will fly the Airbus A380 super-jumbo to Beijing on one of its three daily flights between Singapore and Beijing for one week in early August.

The first A380 flight to China – SQ802 – will depart Singapore at 0830 on Saturday 2 August 2008, arriving in Beijing at 1440. On the return journey, SQ805 will depart Beijing at 1705 and touch down in Singapore at 2320 (all times local). Thereafter, it will operate daily till Friday 8 August 2008, after which service will revert to the normal scheduled Boeing 777 aircraft. All timings are subject to regulatory approval and slot allocations.

Singapore Airlines is the first airline in the world to receive and operate the A380. Currently the only Airline flying the A380, Singapore Airlines commenced the Singapore-Sydney service on 25 October 2007 and the Singapore-London service on 18 March 2008. The Singapore-Tokyo service will commence on 20 May 2008.

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