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SINGAPORE AIRLINES FLIES ITS INAUGURAL A330-300 COMMERCIAL FLIGHT TO BRISBANE

 

30 March 2009 - Singapore Airlines’ inaugural A330-300 commercial flight took off from Singapore’s Changi Airport at 0010hrs this morning, arriving in Brisbane International Airport at 0940hrs (all times local).

The arrival of the aircraft into Brisbane coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Airline’s operation of services into the city, and the first flight was met by Singapore Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Chew Choon Seng, and the new Queensland Minister for Tourism, The Hon Peter Lawlor MP.

The Singapore Airlines A330-300 is configured in a two-class layout, with 30 new Business Class seats, and 255 Economy Class seats. Progressively, the planes will enter service between Singapore and other cities in Australia (Adelaide and Perth), then Japan (Nagoya and Osaka).

The new Business Class seat has been especially designed for regional and medium-haul routes, offering enhanced levels of comfort, privacy and functionality. The seat converts to an incline lie-flat bed.  The cabin is laid out in a 2-2-2 configuration (distinct from the existing B777 on these routes, which is in a 2-3-2 layout).

Economy Class features 255 seats, in a 2-4-2 configuration. These are the new generation Singapore Airlines Economy Class seats, also available on the Singapore Airlines B777-300ER and A380 aircraft. They are ergonomically designed to provide customers with improved comfort, more personal space and increased legroom.

And in a world first, the Singapore Airlines A330-300 offers iPod and iPhone connectivity in every seat, including Economy Class. All seats also feature the new KrisWorld, Singapore Airlines award-winning inflight entertainment system.

The Singapore Airlines A330-300 will operate scheduled flights to and from Brisbane as follows:
    

SCHEDULED A330-300 BRISBANE SERVICES (NORTHERN SUMMER 2009)

Sector/

Flight number

Operating

Departure Time

Arrival Time

 

Singapore-Brisbane

 

SQ 255

 

Three times weekly from 30 Mar 2009 to 26 Apr 2009;

Five times weekly from 24 June 2009

0010 hours

0940 hours

SQ 245

 

Daily from

30 Mar 2009

 

0955 hours

 

1925 hours

 

SQ 235

2110 hours

0640 hours

the next day

 

Brisbane-Singapore

 

SQ 236

Daily from

30 Mar 2009

1445 hours

2050 hours

SQ 246

2345 hours

0550 hours

the next day

SQ 256

Three times weekly from 03 Apr 2009

to 26 Apr 2009;

Five times weekly from 24 June 2009

0930 hours

1535 hours

 

Note to Editors:

  • Singapore Airlines has currently four A330-300s in fleet, with another fifteen A330-300s due to be delivered between now and 2010.
  • The deployment of the A330-300 is shown below:

Service (between Singapore and -)

Date

Frequency (Per week)

Brisbane, SQ255/256

end March 2009/

Apr 2009

 

3

Brisbane, SQ245/246

7

Brisbane, SQ235/236

7

Perth, SQ223/226

April 2009

7

Perth, SQ215/216

May 2009

7

Adelaide, SQ268/269

7

Nagoya, SQ671/672

June 2009

7

Perth, SQ225/224

end June 2009

5

Osaka, SQ617/618

March 2010

7

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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