Singapore Airlines has revealed that March 18 will be the launch date for its A380 flights to London.
The superjumbo will feature on flight number SQ308, departing Singapore at 0900 and arriving in London at 1505. The return leg SQ309 will leave the capital at 1855 the same day, landing in Singapore at 1535. Tickets for the inaugural flights are now on sale at singaporeair.com.
After March 18, the aircraft will ply the London-Singapore route daily under flight numbers SQ322 (London-bound) and SQ317 (Singapore-bound). The Singapore-London leg departs at 2320, arriving at 0525 the next day, while the return leg leaves London at 1100, arriving in Singapore at 0740 the next day.
Customers should note that there will most likely be a surcharge for the first-class suites on the A380, as was the case with the Singapore-Sydney route (see online news November 14, 2007). SIA says that customers holding ticketed bookings on flights to be operated by the A380 will be automatically accommodated on the new aircraft, but those holding bookings not yet ticketed will need to check with the airline for possible fare changes.
London is the second destination for the superjumbo after its launch to Sydney in October 2007. For a review of the business class offering on board the A380 by our Asia-Pacific editor Margie Logarta, click here.
For more information visit singaporeair.com.
Report by Mark Caswell