From end September, customers travelling between Singapore and Melbourne will get to enjoy an unrivalled inflight experience as Singapore Airlines operates the Airbus A380, the largest passenger aircraft in the world, to the city, the airline said this week.
Melbourne will be the second city in Australia and sixth city in the Airline’s network to receive the A380. Sydney was the first to receive the superjumbo when Singapore Airlines began operating the A380 in October 2007. The airline subsequently added London, Tokyo, Paris and Hong Kong to its list of A380 destinations.
“We are excited to fly the A380 to Melbourne, the second most populous city in Australia and a vibrant centre for commerce, arts, industry, sports and tourism. As the greenest widebody aircraft in the sky, the 471-seat A380 will increase the seat capacity to Melbourne by 10%, without the need for additional frequencies,” said Huang Cheng Eng, Executive Vice President, Marketing and the Regions.
The daily A380 flights will replace an existing daily Boeing 747-400 service to Melbourne. Singapore Airlines currently operates 21 weekly services between Singapore and Melbourne.