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Old 5th August 2008, 01:41 PM   #31
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http://www.singaporeair.com/mediacen...ws/NE_4108.jsp

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Singapore Airlines Celebrates 1000th A380 Flight

Singapore Airlines made aviation history again yesterday, operating its 1,000th A380 commercial flight.

SQ 322, which departed from Singapore Changi Airport for London’s Heathrow Airport at 2330 hrs (Singapore time) on 4 August 2008, is the 1000th A380 flight since operations of the world’s largest passenger aircraft were launched on 25 October 2007.

The Singapore Airlines A380 has performed remarkably during its almost-ten months of commercial service, clocking 8500 flying hours and carrying almost 400,000 customers.

Strong load factors are a validation from customers of the Singapore Airlines A380 cabin product.

The A380 features the Singapore Airlines Suites, a class so luxurious it offers customers their very own private cabin in the sky; the new Singapore Airlines Business Class, showcasing the world’s widest seat in its class; and the new Singapore Airlines Economy Class, which promises greater comfort through the use of intelligently designed features.

To meet continuing demand from customers, Singapore Airlines has stepped up training for crew, so that more are qualified to operate the A380 in the coming years. To date, 140 pilots and 2,000 cabin crew have been trained to fly and serve onboard the aircraft.

Singapore Airlines currently has five A380s in service. It is scheduled to receive a further 14 A380s (the next one in September 2008), and has options on a further six.
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Old 5th August 2008, 01:49 PM   #32
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I hope they included the maiden EK3801 when counting
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Old 5th August 2008, 03:29 PM   #33
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I hope they included the maiden EK3801 when counting
How many flights has the EK A380 done so far apart from the inaugural DXB-JFK vv?
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Old 5th August 2008, 03:33 PM   #34
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How many flights has the EK A380 done so far apart from the inaugural DXB-JFK vv?

Dunno. I think one pair, EK3801/3802. Don't know if they've run any more in the 4 days since.
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Old 5th August 2008, 03:45 PM   #35
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Dunno. I think one pair, EK3801/3802. Don't know if they've run any more in the 4 days since.
Found this on the EK site.

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A380 flights will be operational from 8th August 2008 on Emirates flight EK 201 from Dubai to New York JFK International Airport (Sunday/Wednesday/Friday) and on Emirates flight EK 202 from New York JFK International Airport to Dubai (Sunday/Wednesday/Friday), with inaugural flights between New York JFK International Airport and Dubai on 1st and 3rd August 2008.
Means 4 flights so far

Did SQ include the flights where pax boarded but aircraft had to be swapped to a 744?
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Old 2nd September 2008, 10:30 AM   #36
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Default SQ will have showers too on their A380s!

Just heard this bit of info from someone I met over the weekend who used to work for SQ sales in NY.

He said that SQ actually wanted to install showers on their A380s but due to construction problems didn't, and let EK have theirs first with showers. Apparently the latter series will have showers on board for F passengers and then once that comes round, SQ will then retrofit the older models too.

And oh ya, SQ really hates UA. So much so that they have threatened to withdraw from *A!

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Old 3rd September 2008, 11:50 PM   #37
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And oh ya, SQ really hates UA. So much so that they have threatened to withdraw from *A!

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Old 24th September 2008, 09:36 PM   #38
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problèm A380 Windows? : on forum airliners

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo....main/4155579/
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Old 6th October 2008, 07:03 PM   #39
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I saw the seatmap of A380 a lot of times but I just noticed this really weird thing today. In the seatmap, there's no seat 47D. Why? Was this to ensure that the number of seats will not reach 400?
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Old 6th October 2008, 07:29 PM   #40
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......there's no seat 47D. Why? ....
There is an emergency exit hatch from lower (cargo) deck at that spot.
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Old 6th October 2008, 10:54 PM   #41
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Old 9th October 2008, 04:23 PM   #42
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Quick question regarding LHR and SQ 380s. Are there any plans to move all 3 flights to 380 configuration in the very near future?

When are SQ going to get more 380s delivered? thanks!
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Old 9th October 2008, 04:33 PM   #43
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Quick question regarding LHR and SQ 380s. Are there any plans to move all 3 flights to 380 configuration in the very near future?

When are SQ going to get more 380s delivered? thanks!
2 down 1 to go. SQ308/319 will be upguaged to the A380 by 2010.

4 are due for delivery in 2009.

2009-Q1 - SKG/SKH
2009-Q2 - SKI
2009-Q3 - SKJ
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Old 21st November 2008, 12:14 PM   #44
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SIA is considering A380 operation to Tokyo Haneda

http://airlineroute.blogspot.com/200...-to-tokyo.html

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シンガポール航空(SIA)のフィリップ・ゴー日本支社長は、本紙取材(Jwing)に応じ、 「2010年 10月以降に、羽田空港への乗り入れを考えている。利用客の利便性を考えると需要が見込める路線だと思う。 市場の需要動向によるが、経済状況が好転すれば、東京市場は非常に大きいマーケットなので、A380での運 航も可能性としてありうる」と、羽田空港への路線開設に前向きな姿勢を示しており、市場需要によってA38 0型機またはB777型機で運航するという
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2 down 1 to go. SQ308/319 will be upguaged to the A380 by 2010.

4 are due for delivery in 2009.

2009-Q1 - SKG/SKH
2009-Q2 - SKI
2009-Q3 - SKJ
That was the delivery schedule before the fifth round of delays. 9V-SKG should still be Q1. The others are pushed back two to four months. There is a chance that 9V-SKJ may slip into 2010.
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