Singapore Airlines to fly A380 on 60-minute flight

By TIN Media | Singapore News Published 1 month ago on 20 October 2021
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SINGAPORE:

The Airbus A380 is designed for long-haul flying, thanks to its hefty size and famously quiet inflight experience.

But come November 2021, Singapore Airlines will deploy a superjumbo on a short-haul flight lasting a mere 60 minutes.

Travelers heading on certain flights from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will board what is believed to be the shortest A380 passenger flight currently in service.

Singapore Airlines confirmed that the A380 will also be deployed on an "ad hoc basis" on flight routes SQ106 (SIN-KUL) and SQ105 (KUL-SIN) three times a week from November 4 to December 2, 2021.

The A380 will also be flying on Singapore Airlines' SQ126 (SIN-KUL) and SQ125 (KUL-SIN) route four times a week from November 5 to December 3.

Singapore Airlines also recently announced plans to reinstate its grounded A380s on select return flights from Singapore to London from mid-November.

A Singapore Airlines' spokesperson said the A380 Kuala Lumpur flights were scheduled "for operational requirements."


Announcing the return of the A380 last week, Singapore Airlines' global public affairs head, Siva Govindasamy, told  that Singapore Airlines' recognizes the A380s enduring appeal for passengers, and that's partly why the airline's returning the aircraft to rotation.

"The A380 is a wonderful aircraft," Govindasamy said. "Some people just book the A380 specifically to fly on it."

Singapore Airlines isn't the only airline to be operating one-off short-haul superjumbo flights this fall.


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