New Singapore Airlines A-380 airplane takes to the skies
Toulouse, France - First aircraft delivered with carrier’s latest cabin products and innovations
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has taken delivery of the first of five new A-380 aircraft scheduled to join the carrier’s fleet over the coming year, at a special ceremony hosted by Airbus in Toulouse. The aircraft delivered today is the first in the airline’s fleet to feature its recently launched on-board cabin products and innovations. In addition to the five new airplanes, Singapore Airlines will also retrofit 14 A-380s already in service with its new cabin products. The retrofit work is expected to begin late in 2018 and will be undertaken by the airline in conjunction with Services by Airbus. All 14 aircraft are scheduled to be retrofitted by 2020. The new Singapore Airlines A-380 offers more personal space in all classes, accommodating a total of 471 passengers. Capable of flying up to 8,200 nautical miles non-stop, the A-380 offers the suitable solution to meet growth in passenger traffic on the world’s most heavily travelled routes. The A-380 is the model with two full decks. Today the aircraft is flying with 13 airlines on 120 routes around the globe. Since entry-into-service in 2007 its world fleet has carried over 190 million passengers.
World Aeronautical Press Agency