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More of Singapore Airlines’ flagship superjumbos, with their superlative ‘double bed’ suites in first class, will take Sydney and Melbourne under their wings this week.
And the news is sweet indeed for Melburnians, who’ve waited years for the Singapore Airlines A380 to return to the gates of Tullamarine.
From Tuesday May 16 through to Saturday October 28 2023, the superjumbo – which also sports 78 cocooning business class seats on the upper deck – will replace the Boeing 777 on daily flights SQ228 and SQ237.
“It is incredibly pleasing to have the A380 returned to Melbourne to support the strong demand for travel to and from Australia,” notes Singapore Airlines Regional Vice President South West Pacific, Mr Louis Arul.
“The arrival of this morning’s flight marks the first destination in our Australian network to exceed pre-Covid capacity levels,” he adds.
Meanwhile, from Wednesday May 17 Sydney will be visited by a second daily A380 on flights SQ221/SQ232, in place of the current A350-900 fitted with medium-range regional business class seats.
The Sydney upgrade means that three of Singapore Airlines’ four daily flights will feature first class – and of course, those fortunate passengers will also have access to Singapore Airlines’ elite The Private Room at Changi Terminal 3.
The additional A380 flights into Sydney and Melbourne are a sign of renewed confidence from the Star Alliance member, with a Singapore Airlines’ spokesperson noting the carrier is seeing stronger demand for flights to destinations across Australia, South East Asia, and other parts of East Asia.