After a nearly two-year absence during Covid, Singapore Airlines announces the return of its Airbus A380 Superjumbo aircraft to India in a phased manner, starting from 10th January 2022.
SIA will replace the Airbus A350-900 with the A380 aircraft for flight SQ 424/423 (VTL services) between Mumbai and Singapore, starting 10th Jan 2022.
Similarly, the airline will operate the A380 in place of the Boeing 787-10 on its flight SQ 406/403 (VTL services) between Delhi and Singapore starting 14th Feb 2022.
Singapore Airlines VTL Flight Schedule
|Flight No.||Sector||Time||Freq.||Start/End Date|
|SQ529||Chennai-Singapore||11:15pm – 5:55am (+1)||Daily||29 Nov 21-26 Mar 22|
|SQ403||Delhi-Singapore||9:50pm – 6:10am (+1)||Daily||29 Nov 21-26 Mar 22|
|SQ423||Mumbai-Singapore||11:35pm – 7:30am (+1)||Daily||29 Nov 21-26 Mar 22|
It must be noted that Singapore Airlines has restarted passenger services from eight Indian cities, including daily Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) services from Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai from November 29, providing eligible customers with quarantine-free entry into Singapore.
The A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, will also debut the carrier’s newest first-class Suites to the U.S. market for the first time, offering semi-private cabins with expanded personal space.
Singapore Airlines was the first airline worldwide to fly the A380 superjumbo in October 2007. In late 2017, following an extensive four-year development program, the Airline launched a multi-million-dollar cabin product upgrade for its A380 aircraft.
Airbus A380 Aircraft Configuration
The new Singapore Airlines A380 is configured with 471 seats in four classes: six Suites and 78 Business Class seats on the upper deck, as well as 44 Premium Economy Class and 343 Economy Class seats on the main deck.
The six semi-private Suite cabins offer unparalleled privacy and luxury, complete with privacy doors, an independent swivel chair, and a stand-alone bed with hotel-style evening turndown service. Four of the suites can also be combined to form double Suites for couples traveling together.
Suites passengers are offered a choice of Dom Perignon or Krug Champagnes, sleeper suits, and premium amenities from Lalique, as well as meals, served on fine linen and Wedgewood china.
The new Business Class seats can be combined to create fully lie-flat double beds, all forward-facing and with direct aisle access. All cabins also enjoy award-winning cuisine, extensive inflight entertainment, and the famous Singapore Airlines cabin crew service.
Sy Yen Chen, General Manager India, Singapore Airlines Said;
“The return of the A380 to India is a special occasion for us as this superjumbo aircraft has always been a popular choice for our customers. Ever since we resumed operations from India, we have seen a steadily growing demand for our VTL flights to Singapore.
“We are confident that the A380, with its larger seat capacity, will be the preferred choice for our customers seeking comfortable and safe quarantine-free travel to Singapore from both Mumbai and Delhi.”