Singapore Airlines - News Releases (2012)
Singapore Airlines Celebrates Fifth Anniversary Of A380 Services
Executive Vice-President Commercial, Mr Mak Swee Wah
“We are pleased to celebrate the A380’s fifth anniversary of services today. Our A380 fleet has been a perennial customer favourite and will continue to play a significant role in our network.”
25 October 2012 - Singapore Airlines celebrates another milestone today as it marks the fifth anniversary of Airbus A380 services. SIA has operated the world’s largest commercial aircraft since 25 October 2007, when the first A380 was flown from Singapore to Sydney on a special charity flight.
SIA now operates 19 A380s to 10 destinations around the world, including Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo and Zurich.
Over the last five years, SIA has carried more than 9 million customers over 24,000 A380 flights and clocked approximately 240,000 hours. The Airline continues to see strong demand for the award-winning A380 cabin products from customers who enjoy the spaciousness, quietness and comfort of the superjumbo.
“We are pleased to celebrate the A380’s fifth anniversary of services today. Our A380 fleet has been a perennial customer favourite and will continue to play a significant role in our network,” said SIA’s Executive Vice-President Commercial, Mr Mak Swee Wah.
To commemorate this special occasion, SIA will present a gift pack of A380 collectibles to customers on all A380 flights to and from Singapore on 25 October 2012. The gift pack comprises a clear travel pouch, a compressed hand towel and a celebratory badge.
Specially designed SIA A380 anniversary chocolate will also be served on board selected A380 flights today. In addition, customers can purchase commemorative SIA A380 items such as an A380 charm bracelet and A380 bags, which will be on sale through KrisShop between December 2012 and February 2013.
As part of the A380 fifth anniversary celebrations, SIA also launched a contest in August 2012 for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be on the delivery flight of the Airline’s 19th A380 from Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse, France.