Singapore expands A380 routes

June 11: Singapore Airlines will fly the Airbus A380 on the Singapore to Hong Kong route from July 9. Hong Kong will be the fifth international destination and second Asian city to be served by the airline’s A380s – adding to Sydney, London, Tokyo and Paris.

The daily flights will replace the existing daily B777-300ER service, providing a 10% increase in capacity for the route. “The operation of the A380 to Hong Kong shows our confidence in the demand for both business and leisure travel between Singapore and the famed ‘Pearl of the Orient’,” said Mr. Huang Cheng Eng, Singapore Airlines’ Executive Vice President.

Flight SQ856 will depart Singapore’s Changi Airport at 0945hrs on July 9 and arrive in Hong Kong at 1330hrs. On the return leg, SQ861 will depart Hong Kong International Airport at 1600hrs and touch down in Singapore at 1940hrs.

Singapore Airlines currently has eight A380s in service plus a further 11 on order, with options for six more.

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