16 APRIL 2012
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As its last Boeing 747 made its final revenue flight on 6 April, Singapore Airlines announced that from 1 June all its three Heathrow daily departures will be by Airbus A380. Replacing a 777-300, this third rotation represents a 17% capacity increase on the route.
It was on 25 October 2007 that Singapore Airlines made the first commercial A380 service. Besides London the A380 serves routes from Singapore to Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo and Zurich.
Singapore Airlines has configured its A380s with 12 First Class Suites at the front of the main deck (1+2+1) and 311 Economy (3+4+3). Upstairs there are 60 Business Class seats (1+2+1) with, in the rear cabin, 88 seats (2+4+2), clearly the ones to go for if travelling in Economy. The airline has 16 A380s in service with another three due. www.singaporeair.com
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