Singapore Airlines to Get First A380 in October
SEMINYAK ~ Airbus and Singapore Airlines have agreed to a delivery timetable for the first A380 aircraft, the companies said.
The aircraft is planned for handover by Airbus to Singapore Airlines at a ceremony in Toulouse, France, on October 15, they said in a statement.
It will be configured with 471 seats in three classes: Economy, Business and the new Singapore Airlines Suites: a class beyond First, said the airline.
Within a few days of delivery, the aircraft will fly to Singaporeâ€™s Changi Airport, the worldâ€™s first A380 home airport, it said.
â€œWorld aviation history will be made when the Singapore Airlines A380 makes its First Flight â€“ SQ380 â€“ to Sydneyâ€™s Kingsford Smith Airport on October 25, and returns to Singapore on October 26,â€ said the statement provide to The Bali Times.
Singapore Airlines Chief Executive Officer Chew Choon Seng said the delivery would mark the beginning of a new chapter in the aviation industry.
â€œEveryone at Singapore Airlines is keenly anticipating the delivery of this new plane, and our people are working hard on final preparation for its entry into service. The first flight promises to be one of the most exciting occasions in aviation history.â€
Seats across all three classes will be auctioned on eBay.Filed under: Travel & Culture