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Singapore Airlines A380: What you need to know

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Published: 30/11/2014 - Filed under: News »

Singapore Airlines was the launch customer of the Airbus A380 and currently has 19 of the superjumbos in its fleet with five more on order.

The airline remains the second largest A380 customer after Emirates, which has made 140 orders, 51 of which have been delivered.

SIA took delivery of the first A380 in October 2007, and began operations that same month with a Singapore to Sydney service.

SIA A380

SIA A380

It currently flies the superjumbo to 13 destinations — London Heathrow, New York, Paris, Frankfurt, Zurich, Tokyo, Melbourne, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mumbai and New Delhi, as well as to Syndey.

In August, SIA announced it will start flying the A380 to Auckland on a winter seasonal basis, from October 27 (see news, August 11).

SIA's A380s can seat either 471 passengers or 409, depending on the configuration.

When seating 471, the aircraft's lower deck has 12 first class suites — designed by French luxury yacht designer Jean-Jacques Coste — in a 1-2-1 layout and 311 economy seats in 3-4-3. The upper deck has 60 business class seats in 1-2-1 and 88 in economy in 2-4-2.

SIA A380 first class suite

First class suite

SIA A380 business class seat

Business class seat

The airline's newer 409-seat configuration is the same, apart from the upper deck is all business class, seating 86.

SIA last year unveiled its new cabin products, including first, business and economy class seats (see news, July 2013). The design was initially introduced to the carrier's B777-300ER aircraft but will also be retrofitted onto its A380 fleet.

Read reviews of Singapore Airlines A380 flights in business class herehere and here.

singaporeair.com

Graham Smith


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Now thats how to config an A380 take note BA ...

VERY nice! Now THAT's a properly kitted A-380.

Seat 50/51C, just watch out for falling icicles just after take off and just before landing. Also take an extra jumper because it is extra cold in these seats (which is very rare for SIA who like their a/c extra hot for some reason), maybe extra cold because it has icicles in the air vents!

Looking forward to trying SIA's latest product, the A380 to Auckland!

Will be flying Suite all-the-way from LHR-SIN-AKL during the Christmas hols!

By the way guys, can one fly from SIN to LAX with the A380?
I ask, because LA isn't listed on SIA's fourteen A380 destinations.

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