Singapore Airlines began flying its newest variant of the Airbus A380 superjumbo aircraft on its Singapore-Hong Kong service over the Lunar New Year holiday, making the city the third destination to see the aircraft following its Sydney debut back in December and its deployment to London last week.
As previously reported, the carrier’s newly delivered A380 aircraft features new seating in first class, business and economy.
Business Traveller reviewed the aircraft’s new business class and economy class products on its Sydney debut, and will be reviewing the premium economy and first class suites on the London route in the coming weeks.
- Flight review: Singapore Airlines A380 new business class
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The A380 is currently operating as SQ860 (Singapore-Hong Kong) and SQ863 (Hong Kong-Singapore) from until April 6, flying on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
From April 8 onwards, however, the flight code will switch to SQ856 (Singapore-Hong Kong) and SQ861 (Hong Kong-Singapore), with days of operation remaining the same.
The current schedule for SQ860 and SQ863 is as follows:
|SQ860||Singapore (SIN)||Hong Kong (HKG)||0825||1225||Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun|
|SQ863||Hong Kong (HKG)||Singapore (SIN)||1410||1810|
Singapore Airlines is outfitting the new cabin classes to five of its newly received A380s to begin with, but also has confirmed it will retrofit its older 14 superjumbos with the new products in the future.
No other routes have yet been announced for the new A380s, though the airline has said it will be revealing additional destinations “in the coming months”.
Meanwhile, the airline is also expected to take delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft next month, which will fly to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur for crew training purposes before being permanently deployed to Osaka starting in May. Singapore Airlines is the launch customer for the newest – and longest – variant of the Dreamliner.