British Airways (BA) will be deploying its A380 aircraft on its London Heathrow-Singapore service starting from October 28.
The three-times a week service will increase the number of seats available by more than 4,000 a month. BA had just taken delivery of its newest superjumbo last month, and now possesses four A380s, with a further four deliveries expected later this year.
According to the airline, the London-Singapore route is important due to the Lion City’s strategic location as a connecting link towards Australia. Therefore, deploying the A380 is the logical next step to BA’s expansion.
“The London to Singapore service is also integral to British Airways’ Kangaroo route, which was one of the airline’s most popular long-haul routes last year,” said Robert Williams, BA’s regional general manager, South East Asia.
The A380 will feature on the BA11 service from London Heathrow to Singapore, which takes off every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, while the return flight BA12 will operate on Wednesday Friday and Sunday.
It will feature a four-class configuration, with 14 suites in first class, 97 seats in business (club world), 55 in premium economy (world traveller plus) and 303 in economy (world traveller). Tickets are now on sale with economy class seats starting at SG$1,328 (US$1051)
Flights on other days will continue to be served by the older Boeing 747, along with the 777-300ER, which will call into Singapore as part of the BA15/16 onward service towards Sydney.
BA will be taking delivery of twenty new aircraft in 2014, and will be looking to roll them out across its worldwide network as deliveries continue over the next three years.
For more information, visit www.britishairways.com