*Source: Straits Times
(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - June 11, 2009: FROM next month, Singapore Airlines will fly the world's largest passenger aircraft to a fifth international destination - Hong Kong. Two years after SIA's first A380 flight to Sydney, Hong Kong will join the ranks of London, Tokyo and Paris on July 9.Singapore Airlines (SIA) said it will start using the Airbus A380 superjumbo on its Hong Kong route starting next month.
The daily A380 flights will replace an existing daily B777 service to Hong Kong. The 471-seat superjumbo jet represents a 10 per cent increase in seat capacity to the city. '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, Marketing and the Regions. SIA currently operates five daily non-stop flights between Singapore and Hong Kong, along with daily non-stop services between Hong Kong and San Francisco. It currently has eight A380s in service, a further 11 on firm order, and options on six more.