British Airways will start flying its Airbus A380 on the London-Singapore route later this year.
Commencing on 28 October 2014, the UK’s national carrier will deploy the double-decker aircraft on three weekly Singapore flights. Numbered BA11, the A380 flights will depart London Heathrow Airport every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, while the return flight BA12 will leave Singapore’s Changi Airport every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Flights on other days will continue to be operated using either a Boeing 747-400, or a 777-300ER calling at Singapore as part of London-Sydney route.
“We have a long history of serving Singapore and over the past 80 years we have established strong ties with the country. The London to Singapore service is also integral to British Airways’ ‘Kangaroo Route’, which was one of the airline’s most popular long-haul routes last year,” said Robert Williams, BA’s regional general manager for Southeast Asia.
“Introducing our latest aircraft to the route further reinstates the commitment that we have to serving Singapore which is extremely important to our network.”
BA currently operates four A380s, having taken delivery of its latest aircraft in January 2014. It now expects to welcome another four A380s into its fleet in the remainder of 2014, completing its total order for eight of the aircraft.
The airline currently operates its A380s to Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Johannesburg, and will deploy the aircraft on its London-Washington DC route from 1 September 2014.
BA operates its A380s with 469 seats in four classes, including 14 seats in first class, 97 in business class, 55 in premium economy and 303 in economy.