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SIA to serve Hong Kong with A380

11 Jun 2009 by BusinessTraveller

Hot on the heels of Emirates announcing it will start flying the A380 to Paris next year, Singapore Airlines says that Hong Kong will become the fifth international destination for its superjumbo.

The Asian carrier will start A380 services to Hong Kong on July 9, adding to the Sydney, London, Tokyo and Paris routes already served by the aircraft.

The A380 flights will replace one of the five existing daily services between Singapore and Hong Kong, currently plied with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. As a result flight SQ862 from Singapore to Hong Kong will be re-numbered SQ856, and will depart at 0945, arrviving at 1330. The return leg SQ861 will leave Hong Kong at 1600, landing back in Singapore at 1940.

Singapore Airlines currently has eight A380s in service, with a further 11 on firm order, and options on six more. Earlier this week we revealed that Emirates will start serving Paris with the A380 from January 1 next year (see online news June 9).

For more information visit singaporeair.com.

Report by Mark Caswell

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