SQ takes delivery of latest A380

SINGAPORE, 19 December 2017: Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of the first of five new A380 aircraft scheduled to join the carrier’s fleet over the coming year, at a special ceremony hosted by Airbus in Toulouse.

The aircraft delivered, Monday, 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 aircraft, Singapore Airlines will also retrofit 14 A380s already in service with its new inflight entertainment systems.

The retrofit work is expected to begin late in 2018 and will be undertaken by the airline in conjunction with Airbus. All 14 aircraft are scheduled to be retrofitted by 2020.

The new Singapore Airlines A380 offers more personal space in all classes, accommodating 471 passengers. The cabin features six private suites and 78 business class seats on the upper deck and 44 premium economy class and 343 economy class seats on the main deck. The aircraft also features full connectivity from every seat.

“The delivery of our newest A380 with all-new cabin products is indeed an exciting occasion, and we are pleased to be celebrating this important milestone with our great partner Airbus,” said Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong.

“When we put the world’s first A380 into commercial service in 2007, it set new industry benchmarks for premium full-service air travel. A decade later, the Singapore Airlines A380, featuring our flagship products and legendary service, remains a customer favourite, and we continue to receive highly positive feedback about the travel experience on the aircraft.”

Capable of flying up to 8,200 nautical miles nonstop, the A380 is the world’s largest and most spacious airliner with two full decks. Today the A380 is flying with 13 on 120 routes.