Friday, 13 June 2014 00:00
Singapore Airlines customers travelling to and from Beijing will soon be able to enjoy the luxury and comfort of the world’s largest aircraft, the Airbus A380.
From 1 August 2014, the A380 will be deployed on flight SQ802, departing Singapore at 0830hrs and arriving in Beijing at 1440hrs. The return flight SQ807 will depart Beijing at 1635hrs, arriving in Singapore at 2255hrs. The 471-seat A380 will replace two flights which are operated with smaller aircraft and Beijing Capital International Airport will be served three times per day.
Singapore Airlines and regional arm SilkAir together serve 11 Chinese cities, with 120 weekly flights . Singapore Airlines also operates 49 weekly flights to Hong Kong.
The A380 has proven exceptionally popular with customers since its inaugural flight in 2007. Beijing will be the second city in China to receive the Singapore Airlines A380 after Shanghai. The aircraft is also deployed to Hong Kong, as well as to Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne (until 25 October 2014), Mumbai, New Delhi, New York, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo Narita and Zurich.