Singapore Airlines has announced it will deploy the Airbus A380 on the daily Singapore-Tokyo Narita-Los Angeles route from July 1.
The carrier had initially planned to introduce the aircraft on this route on March 27, but postponed the launch date due to the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11 (see story here). Los Angeles is the eighth destination in SIA's network to be served by the superjumbo aircraft.
The flight departs Singapore at 0925 and arrives in Narita at 1730. The second leg departs Narita at 1915 and arrives in Los Angeles at 1330. The return leg departs from Los Angeles at 1545 and arrives in Narita at 1915 the following day, with the final leg departing Narita at 2050 and arriving back in Singapore at 0305 the following day.
The news follows SIA's announcement that it will suspend two of its daily direct flights between Singapore and Los Angeles in order to align capacity with demand. The carrier will no longer operate the service on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (see story here).
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