It’s all change at Singapore Airlines in a few months as passengers travelling to and from Auckland in New Zealand will be able to enjoy the luxury and comfort of the world’s largest aircraft, the Airbus A380. This Super Jumbo takes over the route from 27th October 2014.
The 471-seat A380 will be deployed daily on flight SQ285, departing Singapore at 2050hrs and arriving in Auckland at 1145hrs the following day. The return flight SQ286 will depart from Auckland at 1330hrs, arriving in Singapore at 1900hrs. The flights are currently operated with the 278-seat Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Singapore Airlines operates 12 weekly flights to Auckland, including five others that are operated with 777-200ER jets. The Airline also operates daily 777-200ER services to Christchurch.
The A380 has proven exceptionally popular with passengers since its inaugural flight in 2007. The aircraft is now operated to Beijing, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne (until 25th October 2014), Mumbai, New Delhi, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo Narita and Zurich.