Singapore Airlines delivers Sydney early Christmas gift with return of flagship A380

TD Editor

Singapore Airlines (SIA) today announced Sydney will once again welcome the carrier’s flagship Airbus A380 from 1 December 2021, increasing capacity to the Sydney market ahead of the Christmas holiday period. SIA was the first to fly the A380 in 2007, choosing Sydney as the inaugural destination for the world’s largest passenger aircraft.

In 2017, SIA once again selected Sydney as the maiden destination to launch its new cabin products on a brand new A380 delivered just days prior. SIA Regional Vice President, Mr Louis Arul, said the return of the A380 to Sydney underlines its unwavering commitment to the Australian market.

“Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the highly challenging and financially constrained operating environment, SIA invested heavily to ensure Australia remained connected to the world,” Arul said. “We have operated almost 4,000 passenger flights helping to bring close to 67,000 people to Australia, the vast majority being Australians wanting to return home, as well as 3,000 cargo-only flights to keep key trade channels open, allowing essential medical supplies, PPE and COVID-19 vaccines to be delivered. With the NSW and Australian border opening up from 1 November, the A380 will support even more Australians hoping to reconnect with loved ones ahead of the Christmas period.”

SIA’s A380 will operate daily from Singapore to Sydney as flight SQ231, departing Changi Airport at 00:45 local time, arriving in Sydney at 11:50 local time. The return flight, SQ222 will depart Sydney at 16:10, arriving at Singapore’s Changi Airport at 21:20.

Fitted with 471 seats, SIA’s A380s include six Suites, 78 Business Class, 44 Premium Economy Class and 343 Economy Class seats. Customers can enjoy SIA’s world-class products and service, as well as our award-winning digital initiatives that support a comfortable and seamless travel experience.
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