2007-10-28 - A380 first SIA serviceA380 enters service
Neue "Königin der Lüfte" im Liniendienst<br /> The Singapore Airlines A380 entered commercial service on 24 October, with its first flight - SQ380 - from Singapore, to Sydney, Australia.
The brand new A380 super-jumbo will departed Singapore's Changi Airport at 0800hrs for a flight of almost seven and a half hours. The majority of the seats on the two legs of this flight were sold on eBay, the global online marketplace, with all proceeds supporting charities. On board the flight were many of the successful bidders, as well as representatives of the world media. Some interesting facts: the youngest customer is a 10 month old boy from Singapore; the oldest was a 91 year old man, also from Singapore, traveling with his family - his son bought the Singapore Airlines Suites ticket for him in the charity auction; included among passengers is Mr. Thomas Lee, from California, who was a passenger on the world's first Boeing 747 commercial flight between New York and London in 1970.
Customers across all classes enjoyed a specially-created Champagne Brunch on the flight, featuring special culinary creations from two of Singapore Airlines' International Culinary Panel of Chefs - Sam Leong, from Singapore's Tung Lok Group, and Matthew Moran, from Sydney's Aria Restaurant. The two chefs will fly on board the aircraft and supervise the preparation and service of meals in all cabins.
The Airline's three-class A380 features a brand new cabin class - the Singapore Airlines Suites, a class beyond first. Together with Business and Economy Class seats, the Singapore Airlines A380 has a seating capacity of 471. The A380 will commence scheduled service between Singapore and Sydney on one of the three daily flights in each direction on Sunday, October 28, 2007. The delivery of subsequent aircraft will allow for the introduction of the A380, also on one of the three daily flights between Singapore and London's Heathrow Airport from the first quarter of 2008.