SIA adjusts Mumbai A380 service

8 Sep 2015 by Clement Huang

Singapore Airlines (SIA) is adjusting capacity on its Singapore–Mumbai route during the coming winter travel season.

Between October 25 and November 5, 2015, and again from February 21 to March 19, 2016, the Singapore flag carrier will replace the A380 operating flights SQ424/423 with the B777-300ER instead.

Singapore Airlines A380

Both aircraft feature a three-class configuration but the deployment of the B777-300ER will see a significantly reduced capacity, with eight seats in first, 42 in business and 228 in economy. This, compared to the 12 in Suites, 60 in business and 399 in economy on the A380.

However, the aircraft change will coincide with a frequency increase, as from October 25 the carrier will roster an additional B777-200 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This will see SIA operate the Singapore-Mumbai route 17-times weekly, up from the existing 14, which suggests overall growing demand for the route.

Premium economy will be installed into the A380 during the aircraft's time off service

The temporary deployment of the B777-300ER suggests that SIA will be looking to install its premium economy cabin into the A380 normally serving the route. The superjumbo was supposed to offer the new cabin product in October but installations difficulties led to delays in the rollout, see here.

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