Singapore Airlines (SIA) will re-deploy its Airbus A380 Superjumbo aircraft to India in a phased manner. Starting January 10, 2022, airline’s Airbus A380 Superjumbo will replace the Airbus A350-900 flight that operate between Mumbai – Singapore. From February 14, 2022, Singapore Airlines will operate Airbus A380 aircraft in place of the Boeing 787-10 flight flying between Delhi and Singapore.
The flag carrier airline of Singapore conducts passenger services from eight cities in India including Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi under Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) services. SIA operates 48 weekly flights from eight cities. With the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL), eligible vaccinated passengers can enjoy quarantine-free entry to Singapore if they meet all VTL requirements. SIA started operations under VTL
Ever since its commencement from November 29, SIA claims to have witnessed increasing demand for VTL flights to Singapore. According to the airline, SIA has been a popular choice for its customers.
Airbus A380 Superjumbo aircraft is a double-deck plane that can accommodate up to 853 passengers. The airlines generally use the aircraft for longer routes. British Airways and Emirates are the other two carriers that operate A380 Superjumbos in their fleet. Incidentally, Emirates received the last superjumbo Airbus A380 to Emirates on Thursday. Due to its large size, passengers get sufficient space and privacy across all classes in Airbus A380.
Singapore Airlines have configured 471 seats across four classes – six suites, 78 business class seats on upper deck, 44 premium economy class and 343 economy class on the main deck. SIA is the first airline to fly Airbus A380 in October 2017. It also made a cabin product upgrade for the aircraft and launched the same for services in September 2019.
Singapore Airlines buys seven Airbus A350 freighter aircraft
The airline has also signed up for new freighter version of Airbus A350 aircraft. It plans to replace its fleet of Boeing 747-400F freighters with Airbus freighters. The airline has signed up for seven Airbus freighters with an option to extend five more, if required. The deliveries will begin in the Q4 2025. SIA added it will be the first airline to operate the new widebody cargo aircraft. Airbus announced the launch of a freighter variant of the A350 widebody aircraft on July 29, 2021.