Singapore Airlines will fly the world’s largest aircraft, the Airbus A380, on the Singapore-Frankfurt-New York route from 15 January 2012.
Frankfurt and New York will be Singapore Airlines’ ninth and tenth destinations to receive the superjumbo. New York will also be the second point in North America to be added to the list.
The Singapore Airlines A380 has proven exceptionally popular with customers, with strong loads on all routes it serves. System wide, more than 5.6 million customers have flown on the Airline’s A380s since the inaugural flight in October 2007 to Sydney.
The daily A380 flights will replace an existing daily Boeing 747-400 service to New York’s JFK Airport via Frankfurt, representing a daily increase of 25% in seat capacity. “The introduction of the A380 to Frankfurt and New York is another milestone for Singapore Airlines. For the United States, our customers will be able to enjoy the latest cabin products on all routes, in addition to having the A380 serving both east and west coasts,” said Mac Sweep Wahl, Singapore Airlines’ Executive Vice President Commercial.
“For Germany, it will also mean offering our customers the latest cabin products on both of our daily Frankfurt flights as well as our daily Munich flights.”